Hell to Pay (Nightside Series #7) [NOOK Book]

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In the wake of the war that left the Nightside leaderless, Jeremiah Griffin-one of the last of the immortal human families-plans to fill the power vacuum. But his granddaughter has disappeared, and he wants John Taylor to use his special abilities to find her. Except someone-or something-is blocking Taylor's abilities.


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Overview

In the wake of the war that left the Nightside leaderless, Jeremiah Griffin-one of the last of the immortal human families-plans to fill the power vacuum. But his granddaughter has disappeared, and he wants John Taylor to use his special abilities to find her. Except someone-or something-is blocking Taylor's abilities.


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The illegitimate love child of Raymond Chandler and H. P. Lovecraft...equal parts The Twilight Zone, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Dante's Divine Comedy...H. R. Giger meets Monty Python's Flying Circus. Simon R. Green's Nightside saga -- an audacious amalgam of mystery, fantasy and horror -- may be impossible to accurately describe, but these action-packed, breakneck-paced adventures featuring private investigator John Taylor may quite possibly be the most addictively readable series around.

In Hell to Pay, the seventh in Green's Nightside sequence (Something from the Nightside, Agents of Light and Darkness, et al.), Taylor -- a butt-kicking private eye who specializes in cases of "the weird and uncanny" -- is faced with his most potentially lucrative case yet. One of the Nightside's most wealthy residents, an immortal named Jeremiah Griffin, offers Taylor 10 million pounds to find his granddaughter Melissa, a soon-to-be 18-year-old who simply disappeared from the Griffin mansion. Taylor accepts the case but soon finds himself treading on dangerous ground; in a powerful family with more than their fair share of dirty little secrets, some would do anything to keep those secrets from surfacing…

The reasons behind the wild success of Green's Nightside novels aren't exactly hard to figure out; set in one of the coolest locales ever imagined (the subterranean city-within-a-city underneath London proper) and featuring a never-ending cast of over-the-top characters (Shotgun Suzie, Dead Boy, Razor Eddie, et al.), these novels are as hilarious as they are outrageous: unadulterated literary fun. Paul Goat Allen
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Lady Damnation, Old Father Time, a world weary Count Dracula and the hard-drinking storybook character Bruin Bear are only a few of the beings that Green produces for his seventh novel set in the sinister and psychedelic world of Nightside. None, however, are more powerful than "the Griffin," an immortal who built his empire on the carcasses of foes, who has now summoned paranormal PI John Taylor to find his granddaughter. Taylor specializes in locating lost things; his Sight-which allows him to see into other dimensions-should be ideal for the task. But when an entity in the Griffin's mansion blocks his abilities, Taylor must investigate the old-fashioned way: questioning the Griffin's family members one by one. Taylor's q&a sessions are less than thrilling, and the numerous references to the family's fearsome reputation grow tiresome. Fortunately, Green throws in a number of left-field surprises, spicing things up with an attack of fanatical nuns (called the Salvation Army Sisterhood), a bloodthirsty gangster and a DNA-stealing Charnel Chimera. Indeed, the most entertaining aspect lies not in Taylor's investigation but in anticipating what Green's twisted imagination will conjure next. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101208519
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Series: Nightside Series , #7
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 54,103
  • File size: 649 KB

Meet the Author

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. A resident of Bradford-on-Avon in England, he is currently working on the next Deathstalker novel.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Highly recommend.

    You do not have to read this series in order, but it helps. Anyone that has an interest in this subject will really enjoy this series. The books are an easy read with a lot of humor. I have liked the way he has evolved the characters. One thing I have liked about all 12 of the books is how he had taken topics that are of interest to many and made a wonderful story. Of course, John Taylor,like Harry Potter always seems to have that ace in the hole that allows him to get out of the holes he finds himself in. One of the features I have enjoyed is one minute someone can be helping John and the next trying to collect the bounty he has on his head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2011

    Strange Beginning for a Green Book, But Still Is Able To Reach Green's Amazing Standards

    In the beginning of this book, I thought i was being ripped off (I'm such a fast reader, I'm lucky if a book this length will keep a day). But in the end it had all of the action, all of the twists and turns, and all of the Brittish varients of American words that a Simon R. Green book could hold, AND hold a major guest appearance as well! No I'm not going to tell you. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    outstanding

    green's nightside series is amazingly descriptive and original. this installment does not disappoint.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Very Unusual

    This entire series is very unusual. The characters are gritty and some are easy to like, others not so much. Sometimes a slow read at first but then it really picks up steam. Unusual plots and a different kind of sci-fi.

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

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    Thankfully, it's business as usual (or unusual) in the Nightside.

    The war with Lilith is over and now, since she killed off all the Authorities, the fight for control of the Nightside has begun. Green has created a world within the world that is creepy, scary, twisted, and utterly fascinating. Kinda like looking at a car wreck. It's ugly, it's horrible, but you can't look away. Plus, his characters are really one of a kind. Come, join us as tourists in the Nightside. It will be a trip you will never forget.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2007

    Not as good as prior Nightside books

    I was disappointed in this book. I have read many other books by Simon Green and have always enjoyed the wit, sarcasm, and over the top attitude that exist in many of his books. This book was a little too much. Many of the solutions to problems and confrontations in this book were absolutely cartoonish. I suggest skipping this book and reading other books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2007

    WOW!!!

    i love this series and so far i haven't been let down by any one of these books of the series and to go farther i haven't been disappointed in any of the books i have read written by simon green. though i was alittle sad when everyone's favorite heroin didn't show in the book but i guess a trany doing impressions is enough for this book. i can only hope she will make an apperance next time.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Mr. Green writes dark fantasy with lighthearted moments

    The Nightside is a realm within London that only certain people know about. It is a place where darkness never ends and good and evil exist side by side although Heaven and Hell can not interfere directly with the people who live there. Anything or just about anyone can be bought or sold there for the right price creatures of myth and legend, and people from the future and other dimensions can be seen there. Now that the Lilith war is over and PI John Tyler won the hostilities but refused the crown he is in need of funds.---------------- Jeremiah Griffin and his family are among the few human immortals in the Nightside. He changed his will leaving everything to his granddaughter Melissa who is as strong as he is. However, someone kidnapped her from the mundane and magically projected Griffin home. He calls on John to find her with in twenty four hours as she needs her to sign some papers before she is eighteen. However a powerful force is blocking John¿s Sight, which normally allows him to find anyone or anything thus he must search the old fashioned way and hope he can find her without getting anyone, including himself killed.---------------- A new story arc has begun now that the Lilith war is over, which brings with it freshness and an audience wondering how Simon R. Green will match the previous excellent arc. Walker is in charge even though the authorities that gave him power have disappeared. Change is coming but John, a heroic figure, is more interested in solving his case than in taking over the Nightside or becoming part of the new world order. Mr. Green writes dark fantasy with lighthearted moments such as when the hero gets himself out of one predicament only to land back in trouble as John lives life leaping out of the proverbial boiling pot.------------ Harriet Klausner

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