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The Unnatural Inquirer (Nightside Series #8)

The Unnatural Inquirer (Nightside Series #8)

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by Simon R. Green
     
 

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The publisher of The Unnatural Inquirer?the Nightside's most notorious rag?has offered John Taylor one million pounds to find a man who claims to have evidence of the afterlife stored on a DVD. The Inquirer made the guy a sweet deal. Then he and the disc vanished. And if Taylor's not careful, he may be next.

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The publisher of The Unnatural Inquirer?the Nightside's most notorious rag?has offered John Taylor one million pounds to find a man who claims to have evidence of the afterlife stored on a DVD. The Inquirer made the guy a sweet deal. Then he and the disc vanished. And if Taylor's not careful, he may be next.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The engaging eighth book in Green's popular offbeat Nightside series (after 2006's Hell to Pay) drops another paranormal mystery in the lap of series hero John Taylor, a PI in the shadowy realm of Nightside. Pen Donavon, who claims to have a DVD depicting actual footage of the afterlife, has vanished shortly after signing an exclusive deal with the tabloid Unnatural Inquirer. Various factions seeking to control the Nightside are leaving a considerable body count behind as they hunt for him. Accompanied by sexy half-demon reporter Bettie Divine, Taylor navigates the treacherous terrain with his typical skill before tracking down the real force behind Donavon's disappearance. Green skillfully blends action and humor, and shows no sign of running out of ideas. This installment will undoubtedly rope in new readers who enjoy his blend of dark humor and the supernatural. (Jan.)

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School Library Journal

The engaging eighth book in Green's popular offbeat Nightside series (after 2006's Hell to Pay) drops another paranormal mystery in the lap of series hero John Taylor, a PI in the shadowy realm of Nightside. Pen Donavon, who claims to have a DVD depicting actual footage of the afterlife, has vanished shortly after signing an exclusive deal with the tabloid Unnatural Inquirer. Various factions seeking to control the Nightside are leaving a considerable body count behind as they hunt for him. Accompanied by sexy half-demon reporter Bettie Divine, Taylor navigates the treacherous terrain with his typical skill before tracking down the real force behind Donavon's disappearance. Green skillfully blends action and humor, and shows no sign of running out of ideas. This installment will undoubtedly rope in new readers who enjoy his blend of dark humor and the supernatural. (Jan.)

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Kirkus Reviews
The magical noir subgenre has become very crowded lately, but Green claims his own enjoyably edgy piece of it with this eighth Nightside novel (Hell to Pay, 2006, etc.), set in a perpetually dark corner of London inhabited by gods, demons and other less savory denizens. Private investigator John Taylor, possessed of a magical gift that allows him to find just about anything, accepts the infamous tabloid the Unnatural Inquirer as a client. Accompanied by adorable half-demon reporter Bettie Divine, he is tasked with locating Pen Donavon, who offered the Inquirer exclusive rights to a DVD that allegedly contains proof of the Afterlife-and then disappeared. Unfortunately, someone is blocking Taylor's gift. Can Taylor still find Donavon before one of several interested parties gets to him first? Taylor is great fun. Unlike some other noir PIs, he isn't perpetually getting kicked to the curb. To the contrary, he refuses to take guff from anyone, and he has the power (or at least the sinister reputation) to back him up. A dryly humorous, darkly quirky vacation from mundane reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101208830
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Series:
Nightside Series , #8
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
58,639
File size:
216 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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