Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Simon R. Green

Author Website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information | Ebooks

The Deathstalker Series | Biblio. & Rights Info
Deathstalker
Deathstalker Rebellion
Deathstalker War
Deathstalker Honor
Deathstalker Destiny
Deathstalker Legacy — Begins “Search for Owen Deathstalker”
Deathstalker Return
Deathstalker Coda
Deathstalker Prelude (UK) (Twilight of the Empire in the US)

The Hawk and Fisher Series |  Biblio. & Rights Info
Hawk and Fisher (UK: No Haven for the Guilty)
Winner Takes All (UK: Devil Take the Hindmost)
The God Killer
Wolf in the Fold (UK: Vengeance for a Lonely Man)
Guard Against Dishonor
The Bones of Haven (UK: Two Kings in Haven)

The Forest Kingdom Series| Biblio. & Rights Info
Blue Moon Rising
Blood and Honor
Down Among the Dead Men
Beyond the Blue Moon
Once in a Blue Moon

The Nightside Series | Biblio. & Rights Info
Something from the Nightside
Agents of Light and Darkness
Nightingale’s Lament
Hex and the City
Paths Not Taken
Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth
Hell to Pay
The Unnatural Inquirer
Just Another Judgment Day
The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny
A Hard Day’s Knight
The Bride Wore Black Leather
Tales from the Nightside

The Secret Histories| Biblio. & Rights Info
The Man with the Golden Torc
Daemons are Forever
The Spy Who Haunted Me
From Hell With Love
For Heaven’s Eyes Only
Live and Let Drood
Casino Infernale
Property of a Lady Faire
From a Drood to a Kill
Dr. DOA

Ghost Finders | Biblio & Rights Info
Ghost of a Chance
Ghost of a Smile
Ghost of a Dream
Spirits From Beyond
Voices From Beyond
Forces from Beyond 

Ishmael Jones
The Dark Side of the Road
Dead Man Walking
Very Important Corpses

Standalone Novels | Biblio. & Rights Info
Drinking Midnight Wine
Shadows Fall
Pit of Despair

Short Story Collections
Tales of the Hidden World

Movie Tie-ins
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

REVIEWS

For the Hawk and Fisher series

“I think what charmed me about it is the absolutely unabashed manner in which Green has copied the style of almost any current cop/detective/sleuth TV show — I kept seeing Hawk as a slightly aging Ken Wahl, and the situations and dialogue are straight off your current screen….Green makes this peculiar combination of classic fantasy and modern tube script work; it’s good fun, and ideal light reading.”

Asimov’s SF Magazine

“Haven is one of the most interesting settings yet to appear in fantasy fiction, and Green’s very different approach to writing fantasy adventure — bearing a strong resemblance to the private eye novel — works surprisingly well.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Swift, intriguing and lively. Green has a marvelous gift of leavening grim situations with wicked wit, and the intrigues are intricative enough to leave even the most practised mystery-solver puzzling. A stormer of a series. Fine stuff.”

Prism UK

“Green’s hallmark–mashing up genres and inventing something entirely new and engaging–is on full display in these three stories. At heart a modern police proceedural, the inclusion of a fantasy-medieval setting, magic of various stripes and a backstory familiar to Green’s faithful readers, make the Haven series far more than the sum of its parts. A high fantasy counterpart to the Nightside. Strongly recommended.”

SF Revu

For BLUE MOON RISING

“This fantasy adventure is one readers will savor and enjoy for a long time to come.”

 

Rave reviews

“Delightful.”

New York Daily News

“Easily my favorite of Simon Green’s fantasy novels.”

–Science Fiction Chronicle

 

For BEYOND THE BLUE MOON

 

Chosen as one of the year’s best books by SF Chronicle

“I was completely caught up in their adventure and read it intently and impatiently until they finally achieved their destiny. If they’re making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don’t know about it.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Fans of Hawk & Fisher will particularly enjoy the revelations about the deadly duo’s background, and as always Green provides plenty of spectacular violence and some spectactular wonders. Solving the mystery is almost incidental, but that doesn’t really matter in this engrossing adventure.”

Locus

“Continuing the adventures of a pair of charmingly roguish and intensely honorable heroes, this fast-moving wisecracking sequel to Blue Moon Rising belongs in most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“Very satisfying.”

–Wiltshire (UK) Times

“One of the best fantasy books I’ve read all year …  a truly enjoyable and fulfilling sequel … I can’t recommend the book highly enough.”

–Green Man Review

For ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

“An energetic, engaging and poignant success. The scope of Green’s world and the cast are enormous, but every scene is infused with such touching humanity and delightful wit that it’s impossible not to be drawn along each step of the journey and become a part of every relationship.”

Romantic Times

“ONCE IN A BULE MOON is full of action, intrigue, wild magic, hordes of demons, artifacts of terrifying power, and heroes who are both sometimes brutally bloodthirsty and relatable at the same time. This story is classic fantasy turned to 11, and manages to exemplify Simon Green’s writing style, which manages somehow to be both lighthearted and grim, dark, and brutal…fans of Green’s writing will find much to enjoy here.”

San Francisco Book Review

“Quirky secondary characters…add touches of oddball humor. The political scheming is as important as the magic, blending together for a story with intriguing depth. The sheer volume of information, an occasional swear word, and a few mature references, such as the magical tantric sex classes, make this a good choice for older teens looking for engaging, epic fantasy.”

VOYA

“As endings go, this is about a much a love letter as a writer can create, and well done too. Recommended.”

SF Revu

 “His characters have heart and soul, and the whole story, as mad and epic and wild and weird and wonderful as it is, somehow feels intimate and personal for it. [Green has] realized he’d created pure gold, and he’s been striving for that level of perfection ever since. One of the first and and quite possibly the best of Green’s fantasies, this is a book I wholeheartedly recommend to fantasy lovers. Some twenty years after its first release, it remains relevant, exciting, and worth picking up.”

Green Man Review

“Green does NOT disappoint with this final installment in the Blue Moon novels…Once in a Blue Moon is fantastic. There is tons of action to keep readers captivated and entertained, heaps of typical Simon r. Green humor that will have you giggling to yourself, more familiar faces than you could shake a stick at, and at 560 pages readers will get their money worth…I highly recommend Once in a Blue Moon to any fan of Simon R. Green and anyone looking for a fun read.”

Whatchamacallit Review

“Fast-moving.”

Publishers Weekly

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For the Deathstalker Novels

 

For DEATHSTALKER

“A huge SF novel of sweeping scope, told with a strong sense of legend … some old-fashioned heroes and a theme of honor — and for the most part, it works.”

Locus

“When Owen Deathstalker, foppish aristocrat-about-the-galaxy and master of the martial arts who’d rather write history, is outlawed by the maximally evil empress Lionstone, it’s a pretty sure bet that narrow escapes and desperate deeds will follow. They do. This first-in-a-series is populated by a suave and suitably blasé hero, nasty villians galore, a wide assortment of peculiar supporting characters of many bizarre species, and the requisite confused love interest; and it is set on a criminal planet, Mistworld, at an imperial court, and all over a wildly variegated galaxy. Green blends derring-do, space battles and wry banter aplenty to form an eminently satisfying space opera.”

Booklist

“Exciting and colourful.”

–SF Site

For DEATHSTALKER REBELLION


“Green makes a virtue of taking everything to extremes, and has a lot of fun … the action is fast and frantic, even compelling.”

Locus

“[A] grand space opera…fighting, treachery, intrigue, romance, and lots of good plain fun.”

SF Site

 

For DEATHSTALKER WAR

“The action is fast and frenzied … consistently entertains with some wondrously quirky and warped characters.”

–Locus

 

For DEATHSTALKER HONOR

 

“Green writes great space opera, with blasters and swords and heroes that kick butt around the galaxy.”

 SF Site

 

For DEATHSTALKER DESTINY

“[An] incredible romp through a wonderful universe of space opera, filled with outrageous and incredibly powerful heroes and villains, swords and disruptors and more lethal creatures than you can imagine.”

SF Site

For DEATHSTALKER LEGACY


“Swashbuckling … rushes from one dramatic set piece to the next … when Lewis sets off on his heroic quest to locate the original Deathstalker, accompanied by an outrageously diverse band of cohorts, the prospect of another long series of long novels actually sounds like fun.”

Publishers Weekly

“Full of high drama and huge body count … it’s good fun in Green’s best gory style, and all ends with a cliffhanger escape that promises much more action to come in future volumes.”

–Locus

 

“An over-the-top masterpiece that veers between brutal comedy and touching riffs on love, loyalty and betrayal … bloody funny and extremely bloody.”

The Guardian (UK)

“One of the few writers still using the galactic empire as a theme, and he does it to good effect. At times the stories have some of the feel of a fantasy epic, but they’re undeniably sf, rip roaring space operas with dastardly villains, exciting battles, nefarious plots, and strong willed heroes. Take this as an antidote after one too many serious and relevant stories about the human condition.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“A great facility with action scenes, dialogue and likeable characters. Terrific new characters.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“I would recommend this book if you like your plots sweeping, your characters big and your stories bold.”

SF Crow’s Nest

“Space opera at its action best. The novel is populated with heroic figures reminiscent of Lancelot and Arthur and villains that make Darth Vader seem like a nice person … Once again, Simon R. Green has written a work that will appeal to Star War fans.”

Midwest Book Review

“It’s fun, it’s frenetic, and it’s a barrel of laughs. Doubtless not to everyone’s taste, but I can’t wait for the next one. Heartily recommended.”

–Infinity Plus

For DEATHSTALKER RETURN

“A fun, twisty romp with surprises around every corner.”

Publishers Weekly

“Space opera at its finest … The motley band of rebels plays off each other with the sharp wit and endearing affection found in the best buddy comedies, and Lewis, with his wry humor, is an engaging galactic Indiana Jones.”

Romantic Times

“Space opera on a grand scale done with great talent and a sense of adventure.”

Chronicle

“Have fun. Reading even one Deathstalker leaves one feeling jollier than before.”

Booklist

“A guaranteed blood-and-thunder romp, shot-through with broad swathes of fashion parody, a sustained piss-take on ‘lives of the Rich and Famous’ and the occasional lance of satire. This last is refreshing stuff. It’s mostly aimed at Dictatorship, Fascism, Established Religion, the Toadying Media and so-forth–and it’s nice to find an author who knows that laughter is the most destructive weapon to aim at a repressive establishment. In short, very violent, very funny, very good.”

Infinity Plus

“Highly readable, with plenty of interesting, fun characters and enjoyable ideas … Green’s fluid, often tongue-in-cheek style really helps the pages fly.”

SFX (UK)

“If you’re in the mood for a cleverly imagined, fun space adventure, then you’ll want to consider strapping in with this.”

SF Site

For DEATHSTALKER CODA

 

“Action, characterization, and ethical dilemmas all balanced and mingled in a way to keep readers turning pages.”

Booklist

“Green has created an amazing universe that stretches light years into the far future. DEATHSTALKER CODA provides a very satisfying conclusion to a highly enjoyable series.”

Romantic Times

“Green’s ingenuity and sarcastic prose style keep readers from getting grossed out by the bloodshed or bored by tired space opera theatrics.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Thankfully, DEATHSTALKER CODA is one of those books that has quite obviously been written to entertain you, the reader, rather than simply indulge the writer. Coda bounds forward at a terrific pace…always keeping its focus on the characters rather than impenetrable technobabble. [H]is prose sparkles with wit, great dialogue and a genuine sense of place. Coda retains the sense of adventure and high spirits that so many epics lose when they drown in their own backstory. You really shouldn’t start the series here, but you’d probably enjoy it even if you did.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

“Fans of Simon R. Green’s Deathstalker series will find the latest a ‘must have’ conclusion to the series… DEATHSTALKER CODA is a highly recommended pick and essential reading for any prior Deathstalker fan.”

–Midwest Book Review

“An epic crescendo in this final installment. Green uses every trick in his extensive repertoire in constructing this ultimate Deathstalker adventure. Highly recommended.”

SF Revu

“DEATHSTALKER CODA is the latest, last, and possibly even the best installment of Simon R. Green’s sprawling space opera, a story overflowing with over-the-top action, memorable characters, bizarre twists, unexpected revelations, monumental battles, huge armies, and visceral fight scenes.”

SF Site

 

For TWILIGHT OF THE EMPIRE/DEATHSTALKER PRELUDE

 

“Lots of action … an uncomplicated plot … and plenty of exotic dangers and scenes, the kind of story you read to clear your mind of everyday hassles.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Green moves his plot at top speed, and his characters are alive and his background solid.”

Baird Searles, Asimov’s SF Magazine

“Fascinating characters and a complex plot to keep your interest at a fever pitch.”

–Rave Reviews

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Standalone Novles

For DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE

“Another wildly fantastic extravaganza bound to please his many fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“A likable hero, some new takes on the set up, and his usual highly polished adventure format … I wouldn’t mind another trip to the worlds of Veritie and Mysterie.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Green weaves numerous plot threads together with vivid characters, sharp dialogue, and a touch of Terry Pratchettish absurdity. This world and these characters are so amusing that it will be a shame if Green doesn’t revisit them.”

Booklist

“A fantastic tale. It reminds me a lot of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods,” but it’s a little more past-paced and intense. Green has packed Mysterie with a cast of colorful characters. DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE has a little of everything — mystery, fantasy, norror, suspense and a wicked sense of humor. Green throws it all in a lender and what comes out is a very satisfying story.”

The News-Star (Monroe, LA)

“An engaging cross-world fantasy that transforms a small English village into a realm of wonder and nightmare. Fans of the urban fantasies of Charles de Lint and Tanya Huff should enjoy this multilayered tale. For most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“An incredibly English novel, in the best sense of the word.”

The Guardian (UK)

“An imaginative and fun adventure.”

Punch

“Wisecracking fantasy adventure. An entertaining romp … Many of Green’s characters have a depth that humorous fantasy often lacks.”

Starburst

“With his usual over-the-top style, Green mixes gods, angels, hard-hitting violence, and mundane details with absurd abandon, working humor into even the most horrifying moments, for some great fun, with a bit of a blood-stained edge to it.”

Locus

“A highly satisfying comic fantasy — well-written, funny and with a happy ending.”

SF Revu

“Stands out as being an original and interesting fantasy. It is also a highly entertaining book, easy to read and great fun. Without making it an actual comic story, Green writes with a dry wit and irony which is refreshing and appealing, particularly when compared to the pedestrian nature of much fantasy writing.”

Infinity Plus

“I was entertained by every page of this book, and can recommend it most highly.”

SF Site

For SHADOWS FALL


“A memorable effort with some brilliant moments. The finale is epic.”

Locus

“SHADOWS FALL is an extraordinary town.”

Publishers Weekly

“Definitely a Simon Green classic. It’s great fun, and worth reading whether you’re a fan of urban fiction, a fan of Simon Green, or just in the mood for something sprawling, epic, action-packed and yet confined to the pages of a single book. Give it a shot if you haven’t already.”

–Green Man Review

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For THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD

“[A] brisk, breezy first in a new mystery series…Convincing supernatural twists [and] witty chapter titles… readers will be anxious for a sequel.”

Publishers Weekly

“Genre-blending author Green introduces another wisecracking protagonist, Ishmael Jones…Fans of the British TV series Torchwood will enjoy the irreverent, otherworldly protagonist.”

Booklist

A new book from Green is always a treat for SF and urban fantasy fans, because they know that in his fictional worlds things are never quite what they seem until it’s too late. His first foray into more traditional crime fiction (albeit with an otherworldy flavor) will delight mystery readers, especially those who relish a bit of genre blending.”

Library Journal

“Pure horrific fun.”

—Audio File Magazine

“I really enjoyed the book. If anything it was over too soon. The author captures the English Country Manor Murder Mystery feel very well, as he sets up pretty much everybody as a suspect…I look forward to finding out more in future volumes.”

British Fantasy Society

“Without a doubt, this is one of the best books the author has ever penned down…This is probably one of his most descriptive books to date when it comes to delving deeply into the perpetrator. Some things that have been described in his previous books were never as scary as they are in this particular novel. What I loved the most about the Dark Side of the Road isn’t the blending of several genres, the atmosphere or the suspense, which are all masterfully done, but the leading character… [it is] such a fantastic book. For everyone that loves murder mysteries, and that can stomach some pretty scary scenes, this is a definite recommendation.”

The Gatehouse

For DEAD MAN WALKING

“Not to be taken too seriously, this meld of SF and traditional hard-boiled spy fiction hints at plenty of further adventures.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“This sequel to the wonderful The Dark Side of the Road takes the basic structure of a traditional English country house mystery and mixes it with a bit of supernatural horror and suspense. Richard Kadrey and E.E. Knight fans will particularly relish Green’s genre-blending novel.”

Library Journal

“It’s the kind of novel that reads easily, and that just as easily holds your attention from the first page to the last, making you regret the story is over and making you long for the next adventure of the characters you’ve come to love over the course of this tale. … Fun, quirky and most importantly: slightly different from what you would traditionally expect in the genre.”

The Gatehouse

“I’m not sure how Simon Green manages to be hilarious yet grotesquely gruesome at the same time, yet he pulls it off magnificently!  The fast-moving, twisting plot kept me gripped throughout – and I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who enjoys an intriguing mystery enlivened by a dash of the supernatural, a hint of the macabre and a liberal sprinkling of humour.”

Severn House

“Dead Man Walking is a very, very good book; atmospheric, funny, intense and a bit gory!”

Bookaholic Swede

For VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES

“Ishmael is a wonderful character, an extraterrestrial living among humans, and the series (this is the third installment) is a clever mixture of thriller and SF-horror genres. Green is best known for the Deathstalker space operas, but give this one a few more installments to develop, and it could well become Green’s masterwork.”

Booklist, Starred Review!

“I recommend VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES if you are looking for a fun, scary, and entertaining read before bedtime.”

Fantasy Book Review

For the Nightside Novels

“Simon R. Green’s Nightside series is a delight from beginning to end… The Nightside books are, unashamedly, all about having a bloody good time reading works that have more than their fair share of “ics.” Fantastic, comedic, sarcastic, caustic and heroic are just a few that spring to mind.”

SF Site

For SOMETHING FROM THE NIGHTSIDE


“So much fun it’s practically irresistible … the start of a series of books that could come to dominate our beach reading for many a summer to come.”

Cemetery Dance

“A fast-paced, macabre excursion into an entertaining world of twisted heroes and rampant weirdness.”

Locus

“Nobody delivers sharp, crackling dialogue better than Green, and no one whisks readers away to more terrifying adventures or more bewildering locales.”

Black Gate #6, Fall 2003

“Devotees of edgy urban fantasists Laurell K. Hamilton and Jim Butcher will eat this one up.”

Romantic Times

“A grand tour … the setup and the writing are good enough to make me hope for more in the series in the near future.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“A fascinating little gem that makes people want to walk on the wild and visit his extraordinary world.”

Midwest Book Review

“A fun read, lots of action and some pretty wild character. I get the feeling Simon Green is setting up a series, and I’ll be willing to read more of them.”

Books ‘n’ Bytes

“Great fun … I really enjoyed and would recommend to anyone that likes urban fantasy.  There is a hard edge to the book, which I think enhances the chaos and mayhem.”

Fantasy Book Review

“Simon Green is known for bringing impossible beings and worlds to life with his words. His most fantastic series, Nightside, kicks off with a book that delves readers deeper into their imagination than they ever thought possible.”

–The Examiner

For AGENTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS


“Green’s writing style is a mix of creepy and matter-of-fact, perfectly suited to his dark-tinged story. Supernatural and religious elements combine in the Twilight Zone-like setting.”

Romantic Times

“Considerable skill … a quick fun book to read … a lot of talent on display … so much fun you’re only thinking about what comes on the next page — or in the next book.”

Cemetery Dance

“Even better than the first … one of the easiest and fastest reads I’ve had this summer.”

(Science Fiction) Chronicle

For NIGHTINGALE’S LAMENT


“The latest installment in Green’s Nightside series is a delight — exciting, action packed, truly suspenseful.”

Booklist

“Strong characterization of a complicated hero is one of the qualities that makes Green’s series effective. With dark humor and psychological horror he rivals urban horror writers such as Jim Butcher and Christopher Golden. Laurell Hamilton fans should enjoy this series as well.”

Romantic Times

“NIGHTINGALE’S LAMENT offers all the pleasures of the previous novels while still seeming fresh. Green’s prose is consistently funny… The NightSide is entertainingly explored, and Green creates several scenes of horrifically imaginative awe. Green is a remarkably effective writer, and his work here is exemplary. He describes vistas that are astonishing, inspiring and darker than the reader might expect. Green’s characterization deserves praise as well as his prose. Simon R. Green is a man who knows what works and delivers…no less than a perfectly satisfactory reading experience.”

Cemetery Dance

“NIGHTINGALE’S LAMENT is a good addition in the Nightside series.”

–The Book Plank

For HEX AND THE CITY


“All the elements of a classic PI story… I find this series to be totally enjoyable, and this latest one is no exception.. Green is a natural story teller with a wonderful imagination. Think Mickey Spillane writing espisodes of Millenium. He makes the Nightside come alive in such a vivid way that you wonder if maybe he hasn’t actually been there himself. Take a vacation with Green into The Nightside…”

Crimespree Magazine

“Green is a master chef. Fans of Harry Dresden would find John Taylor a terrific read…but then again, so would any fan of good, dark urban fantasy. Recommended.”

SF Revu

“Infused with a wonderful dark humor that is as unique as the Nightside itself.”

SciFi Chick

“The Nightside books are quick, easy, and fun reads. Their strength is Green’s setting: the Nightside is bursting with flavor.”

–Fantasy Literature

“HEX AND THE CITY is for me the best Nightside book yet, it further enlarges the Nightside universe both by showing more of what the Nightside has to offer…and also nailing that dark gritty and often times humorous setting on the spot…You won’t be disappointed.”

–The Book Plank

For PATHS NOT TAKEN


“…A great entrée into the series for new readers and will delight fans…of the Nightside as well.”

Romantic Times

“Fans of the Nightside series will enjoy the journey into the past of London’s underworld.”

Booklist

“Green’s Nightside novels continue to build, one to the next… Fascinating new players are introduced… High Recommended.”

SF Revu

 

“Green makes this kind of story look deceptively easy and he never fails to deliver an entertaining adventure.”

Chronicle

“Green weaves the threads from book to book that enrich the series as a whole and make each book better than the one before. With every book in this series Green fleshes out his world more and more. A perfect blend of mystery and supernatural fantasy, the Nightside has it all, superb plotting, witting humor and great dialogue. Full of original and unique characters the Nightside is a place I love to visit. John Taylor is a combination of Magnum PI, Van Helsing and Gandalf only hipper and cooler. Get comfortable before you start reading, because chances are you’ll want to read it in one sitting. I cannot recommend this series enough.”

Crimespree

For SHARPER THAN A SERPENT’S TOOTH


“…Colorful and quirky characters. …it’s packed with action and dark humor. Taylor is an eminently sympathetic hero,…entertaining.”

Romantic Times

“This is Green’s tour-de-force culmination of the Nightside books. Anyone who’s enjoyed the series to date absolutely must read this installment. Highly recommended.”

SFRevu

“SHARPER THAN A SERPENT’S TOOTH is an excellent blend of dime store detective and dark fantasy. It’s an intense culmination of a gripping series. Highly recommended.”

Infinity Plus Review

For HELL TO PAY


“The most entertaining aspect lies…in anticipating what Green’s twisted imagination will conjure next.”

Publishers Weekly

“This is an absolutely fantastic and compulsively readable entry in Green’s long-running Nightside series. Witty banter, a well-constructed plot and compelling characters combine to make this one hell of a read.”

Romantic Times

“As always, Green shines in his over-the-top no-holds-barred action and descriptions of the Nightside’s nastiest, strangest corners. …no one can write quite like Simon Green when it comes to stylized or extreme dark/urban fantasy storytelling…it’s all in good fun. I absolutely love this series. HELL TO PAY is urban fantasy with a neon edge. I’ll happily recommend HELL TO PAY as a worthy addition to the Nightside series.”

Green Man Reviews

“Simon R. Green takes his Nightside series to the next level. With all the mysteries solved in the previous SHARPER THAN A SERPENT’S TOOTH, it was anyone’s guess where the story might go from here. Well, now we know–and it’s dynamite. If you’re looking for fast-paced, no-holds-barred dark urban fantasy, you need look no further: the Nightside is the place for you. With John Taylor as your guide, you know things will never be dull… Strongly recommended.”

SF Revu

“I love Green’s little Night Side novels, they are absolutely tops with me. Each one a quick-reading nugget of fun, chock-a-block with monsters, gangsters, touch talk and good jokes. Here’s the book you pick up to read while you ride on one of them cigar tubes that scoots through the skies, crammed with sweaty Others. Yikes, get me my gas mask and aluminum-foil helmet. I don’t want anybody reading my mind on the plane. They can read their own Simon R. Green novel. Green’s little NightSide novels are the epitome of delightful paperback cheese, smart but not too smart, well-written but not literary. They are tonic to a complicated world that often in fact does demand complicated literature.”

The Agony Column

“It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of this series from Green, and in this latest tale from the Nightside the adventure is a real treat. Green is a demented and disturbed genius, and I mean that in the nicest way! If I ever need help, I want to call on John Taylor.”

Crimespree Magazine

“Green’s latest is the Nightside series featuring one of fantasy’s most intriguing private investigators, John Taylor. Replete with puns and colorful characters, HELL TO PAY is an easy and painless read. Fans will likely enjoy.”

Black Gate

“Wonderfully imaginative. Green presents some great plot twists, and a few sparkling and quite original concepts. An imaginative narrative, which pays homage to a range of pulp prose. The novel rattles along at such a pace that, if you’re into spoof fantasy, you’ll find it compelling despite yourself.”

DeathRay (UK)

“An easy and enjoyable entry into Green’s weird and wonderful world.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

For THE UNNATURAL INQUIRER


“Sam Spade meets Sirius Black…in The Case of the Cosmic MacGuffin! Green’s crabby wit and inventively gruesome set pieces make up for a scattershot mystery plot.”

Entertainment Weekly (B+)

“The engaging eighth book in Green’s popular offbeat Nightside series. 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.”

Publishers Weekly

“Fast paced and amusing as well as packed with inventive details.”

Denver Post

“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.”

School Library Journal

“Enjoyably edgy…a dryly humorous, darkly quirky vacation from mundane reality.”

Kirkus

“Fast, fun, adventurous detection in a setting in which nearly anything’s possible.”

Booklist

“A terrific hardcover debut. I love this series. Great detective work set in a mystical realm that is loads of fun. The dialogue is sharp and witty and the characters are unique and entertaining as hell. And on a personal level I’m thrilled to see these in hardcover because that means these wonderful covers will be bigger!”

Crimespree Magazine

“Green writes with his usual hyper-octane manner, injecting your standard urban fantasy setup with a brilliant cocktail of widescreen adventure and psychedelic insanity, resulting in an over-the-top blend of adventure, dark humor and strange magic. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, as I do all the ones in this series. It’s fast-paced, entertaining and appealing, a guilty pelasure in the same way some action movies can be. I highly recommend.”

Green Man Review

“Fans of genre-bending detective stories will find John Taylor is their guy, and fans of the series will enjoy this latest installlment. Recommended.”

SF Revu

“Laced with dark humor and plenty of action, this paranormal detective series is always highly entertaining.”

Sci Fi Chick

“Containing even more dark humor than the previous outing, alongside the occasional smart homage to H.P. Lovecraft, it’s a fun read.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

For JUST ANOTHER JUDGMENT DAY


“Yet another roller-coaster ride through the dark fantasy landscape of the nightside… certain to please Green’s legions of fans.

SF Revu (Drew Bittner)

“I thoroughly enjoyed it, page for page, and look forward to more.  Definitely and highly recommended.”

RF Revu (Steve Sawicki)

“The Nightside is perhaps my favorite of all those invented magical neighborhoods that have spawned in one series or another, and Tayor is fast becoming one of my favorite private eyes.”

Critical Mass

“Fans of urban noir will want to discover this series if they have not already done so.”

Monsters & Critics

“Bloody, brutal, stylized, extremely over-the-top, wildly inventive and always entertaining, the Nightside series has become a guilty pleasure, the sort of series that hits a great many of my “Awesome Buttons.” The Nightside is one of a kind.”

SF Site

For THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNCANNY


“The ripping, suspenseful and wry 10th tale in the Nightside series proves every bit the equal of Jim Butcher’s better known Harry Dresden books … Longtime fans and first timers alike will applaud Green’s blend of fantasy, mystery, and humor.”

Publishers Weekly

“An enjoyable read and a worthy addition to the series, with plenty of Green’s patented snark and style. And the glimpse behind the curtain of one of the sereis’ most mysterious layers is a real treat.”

Sacramento Book Review

“A fast, intelligently written tale that is fun to read.”

Green Man Review

“Green remains the master of postmodern genre blending… fans of Green’s staggering body of work will be well rewarded in this volume.”

SF Revu

“Green once again showcases his amazing talent.”

Fantasy Literature

“This fast-paced urban fantasy is great fun… newcomers will be able to jump right in and enjoy the ride.”

Monsters & Critics

“Readers who appreciate urban fantasy told with a flair for the ironic should find this hard-boiled fantasy detective tale to their liking.”

Library Journal

“Green has a relaxed though lively style of writing that I almost always enjoy, and this is no exception. I read this one through in a single sitting.”

Critical Mass

“Taylor’s snappy wit and quick thinking make for another exciting Nightside volume.”

Booklist

“Chock full of the usual mad ideas, bizarre concepts, weird moments, and characters-writ-large that Green specializes in.”

–SF Site

For A HARD DAY’S KNIGHT

“An extremely entertaining read full of hilarious in-jokes.”

Romantic Times

“Irrepressible sarcasm and a twisted take on quotidian scenes.”

Publishers Weekly

“The best novel to date in the series.”

Green Man Review

“With plenty of action packed in, fun characters, and outrageous villains, A HARD DAY’S KNIGHT should definitely please fantasy action fans.”

Booklist

“At least the equal of Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”

Kirkus

“Another fast-paced, quirky dark tale.”

Monsters and Critics

“A terrific chapter in the ongoing saga of John Taylor with lots of eye-opening surprises.  Strongly recommended.”

SF Revu (Drew Bittner)

“Green has this down to a science and as usual he delivers an engrossing and intelligent adventure story.”

Critical Mass

“Gleefully dives headlong into the story of King Arthur and Merlin … deftly mixes centuries of historical myth with his own trademark twisted variations to weave an engaging story, full of dark humor and surprises.  Green has pulled out all the stops for this one.”

Sacramento Book Review

I enjoyed it thoroughly and I look forward to the next entry in the series.  Highly recommended.  A great read.”

SF Revu (Steve Sawicki)

“A fun trip through this urban fantasy world.”

Audio File

For THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHER

“Superlative.  An intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural.  The pace never flags and the sardonic Chandleresque narration is perfectly suited to the Nightside’s fantastical mean streets.”

Publishers Weekly

“Another dramatic, inventive, and highly selective orgy of murder and mayhem.  A hugely satisfying windup for one of fantasy’s most memorable constructs.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Exactly what Green’s fans have come to expect from the steamy streets of Nightside.”

Monsters & Critics

“Huge payoffs in the narrative and lots of affectionate farewells … Recommended.”

SF Revu

“Outstanding … This reviewer highly recommends this terrific book.”

Bitten By Books

“Dry humor and sly satire … a worthy journey.”

Romance Reviews Today

“Fast paced, to the point where you just have to keep reading because you don’t want to miss a single thing.”

The Gatehouse

“A great ending to a great series.”

Whatchamacallit Reviews

“Everything I expect from a Nightside book.  Taylor is the Sam Spade for the twenty-first century.”

Fantasy Literature

“A wonderful read.”

Night Owl Reviews

For TALES FROM THE NIGHTSIDE Short Story Collection

“Devotees of Green’s murky, dangerous and utterly captivation Nightside will savor this collection of tales about some of its most notorious and strangely likable denizens…Green’s wry humor and seemingly boundless imagination ensure that each tale is rich with with and phantasmagoric detail that will enchant fans all over again, and also offers an ideal opportunity for new readers to begin to find their way around this delightfully dark world for the first time.”

Romantic Times

“The narration on the stories was solid, giving me a distinctive feel to each character as well as each story. Definitely a better than average reading of the material. Which was solid to begin with…Of the stories presented, the one that stood out to me the most was around the halfway mark…A rather interesting piece on people who were celebrating Christmas at the oldest bar in the world. Something about the characters and their lives and motivations spoke to me. In a collection of good stories, this was the gem atop the tree for me. The frosting on the cake.”

Wicked Little Pixie

“This was a real treat to read. Tales from the Nightside is a must read for any fans of the Nightside series…If you haven’t ventured into the Nightside, you really should.”

Twin Mom
An “A” rating!

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SECRET HISTORIES NOVELS

For THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC


“THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC is an enjoyable change of direction from sci-fi master Simon R. Green. The idea…has been tackled before, but Green has given the idea a new lease of life with Eddie Drood, a character as fresh and original as anything seen in fantasy for some time. This will appeal to readers of Terry Pratchett and Christopher Fowler, and should work outside the genre’s traditional fanbase.”

The Bookseller

“Green sustains a good spy thriller’s breakneck action with lots of magic, strange creatures, and even some character growth and romance. His new series star is one fun character.”

Booklist

“There’s no one who’s consistently more entertaining writing that subset of contemporary fantasy that involves the wizards and creatures secretly living among us than Simon R. Green. I’ve enjoyed all of the books in the Nightside series and this new novel…is even better, with its blend of humor and high adventure.”

Critical Mass

“This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred.”

Publishers Weekly

“An action packed paranormal mystery.”

Monsters & Critics

“Written in Green’s usual sarcastically snarky style, this is an entertaining and enjoyable series first. …While the story treads on the same ground as Green’s Nightside series, it stands on its own with the addition of James Bond-esque gadgets and high jinks.”

Romantic Times

“With crossover appeal to fans of urban fantasy and adventure/suspense, this witty fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries.”

Library Journal

“The wisecracking plot hits the ground running and ends with a riproaring finale. Green has certainly provided himself with plenty of scope for Eddie’s future adventures.”

Starburst Magazine

“Quite sharp and easy to read…wonderfully imaginative. Green presents some great plot twists, and a few sparkling and quite original concepts. Imaginative narrative, which pays homage to a range of pulp prose. The novel rattles along at such a pace that, if you’re into spoof fantasy, you’ll find it compelling despite yourself.”

DeathRay (UK)

“SECRET HISTORIES is a mix of James Bond and Blade, a fast-paced roller-coaster ride through the dark side. The equivelant of a theme park ride, seat of your pants writing, with larfer than life characters and exaggerated situations. You’ll step off exhilarated and a little dizzy, but you’ll be aware that you had a pretty good time.”

SF Revu (UK)

“Fans of high-speed urban fantasy with a smart-aleck hero, fighting impossible odds, are sure to enjoy it. Recommended.”

SF Revu (US)

“This is a rollicking adventure that perfectly treads the line between taking itself too seriously and being overly tongue-in-cheek. If you like spy dramas and supernatural or both, this is the book for you.”

SF Crowsnest

“Another example of Green’s action packed yet irreverent approach to story-telling… All the staples are there for a cracking read; a fast paced plot (complete with car chases and big explosions) coupled with a main character that the reader really wants to succeed. Green’s sense of humour runs rampant throughout the book.”

Graeme’s Fantasy Book Reviews

“It’s almost impossible to find a writer with a more fertile imagination than Simon, and in his latest book he combines that imagination with non-stop action adventure and a dash of romance. He’s a writer who seems endlessly inventive.”

–Charlaine Harris

For DAEMONS ARE FOREVER

“Fast and energetic…Green loves the wide-screen splash of cinematic battles against zombie hordes, and genuine traces of tragedy and nobility underlie the nonstop punning banter and pop culture references, lending surprise nuance to this merry metaphysical romp.”

Publishers Weekly

“A fantastic story. The action is fast paces, and the dialogue is clever and amusing. This book is a delight from beginning to end, and readers will eagerly look forward to the next in the series.”

Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK)

“A page-turner from beginning to end. One of those that draws you in so tightly, you cannot let go until the very end, and even then you want more.”

Affaire de Coeur (5-Star-Review)

“Green supplies some much needed tongue-in-cheek humor to a genre that often takes itself too seriously.”

Library Journal

“Rivals anything out of [Ian] Fleming’s imagination… Green delivers on the high-stakes action/adventure in this new Eddie Drood tale.”

SFRevu

“Showing no signs of slowing down…Simon Green has hit the mark once again with this series and it’ll be interesting to see where it takes us next.”

SF Crowsnest

“Green has created an amusing and entertaining mythos for this series, full of magical peoples and things. The hero is likable if not particularly memorably, indecisive but committed, and naturally we know that he’s going to end up on top of things. The journey in this case is more important than the destination, and Green provides his usual light but effective style throughout. Not the least of its advantages is the fact that the series is still new enough to hold some surprises.”

Critical Mass

“Full of sharp twists and sudden curves, a roller-coaster of a storyline thta manages to pull out more than one surprise when you’re not looking… Simon R. Green doing what he does best, and delivering yet another high-octane performance… I loved it, and I’ll be right here waiting for the next installment.”

Green Man Review

“We liked this book immediately … told in a fun, fresh style with some surprisingly hefty battle scenes. It’s great fun.”

SFX Magazine (UK)

For THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME

“Engaging, well-crafted quests take the team from Loch Ness to Roswell, where Eddie is forced to choose between saving humanity and recovering the information his family desperately needs. Though some supporting characters are clearly meant to be disposable, Eddie makes a likable hero, and fans will enjoy following him through this surprisingly complex mystery.”

Publishers Weekly

“As usual, the narrative moves at a fast clip and the sarcasm flows freely. Another action-packed melding of spy story and fantasy, featuring suave sleuthing, magican powers and a generous dash of dry wit.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Once again, Green delivers a tale complete with witty dialogue, exciting action-packed adventure and close encounters of the bizarre kind — in Green’s classic wry style. A page-turner from first to last.”

Romantic Times

“Green’s Drood books are fun, funny and action-packed, and Eddie is one of Green’s most entertaining creations.”

Booklist

“Perhaps the best Eddie Drood adventure to date, with lots of snark, sardonic wit, violence and perhaps one of the most tender goodbyes in Green’s canon. Fans will love it, and those interested in giving Green a try should pick it up. Strongly recommended.”

SF Revu

 “I thoroughly enjoyed THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME, and I’ll cheerfully recommend it to anyone who wants some wide-screen no-holds-barred, big ideas and snappy execution thereof, urban fantasy adventure.”

Green Man Review

“Rollicking.”

Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia)

“I can’t think of anyone who writes this kind of light, occult adventure story more entertainingly than Green, and this is one of his best.”

Critical Mass

“Fast, fun and furious … It had me smiling all the while I read.”

CrimeSpree

For FROM HELL WITH LOVE


“Gripping, fast-paced, emotionally intense … fans of the series will be delighted by the deft combination of urban fantasy adventure, sharp-edged sarcasm, and treachery upon treachery, which make this installment strong enough to stand alone as a great introduction to Green’s work.”

Publishers Weekly

“Simon R. Green is a great favorite of mine, and I think FROM HELL WITH LOVE is the best Edwin Drood book so far.”

–Charlaine Harris
#1 NY Times bestselling author of DEAD IN THE FAMILY

“Filled with fun gadgetry, humor and underneath it all, some pointed observations about loyalty, family and the human quest for immortality. New readers will appreciate [it].”

Romantic Times Book Review

“Witty urban fantasy … Series fans should enjoy this extended parody and the genuine storytelling skill that lies beneath it.”

Library Journal

“Green delivers yet another powerhouse in this volume… Fans of Green’s singular knack for genre-bending mashups and high octane excitement will be delights by this newest installment.”

SF Revu

“An intelligently written novel that advances the story of the characters while telling a ripping good yarn. I wholeheartedly recommend this novel.”

Greenman Review

“A masterpiece of pulp fiction … Green’s imagination runs even wilder than usual in this action-filled tale.”

Night Owl Reviews

“Lighting fast and filled with battles, murder, backstabbing and plot twists galore, this rock’em sock’em urban fantasy has something for just about everyone.”

–Monsters and Critics

For FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY

“A winning fifth entry … Clever world-building, madcap characters, cheeky one-liners, and a James Bond feel make this series stand out, and a surprise ending will have readers eagerly anticipating the next Eddie Drood adventure.”

Publishers Weekly

Green’s popular Drood series carries on in its expected clever, action-packed manner … fans of Green’s madcap fantasies will enjoy the ride.”

Romantic Times Book Review

“Witty urban fantasy … Series fans should enjoy this extended parody and the genuine storytelling skill that lies beneath it.”

Library Journal

“Enjoyable, fast-paced and fun entertainment … this one is not to be missed.”

SF Revu

Filled with the wit readers have come to expect of Green, this lightning fast tale includes a fun batch of characters …  captures your attention and doesn’t let go.”

Monsters and Critics

“Action-packed, intense, rocket-paced and completely, utterly, shamelessly over the top, everything fans have come to expect and then some … the perfect popcorn book.”

Green Man Review

“Another exciting chapter in the Secret Histories series filled with the extreme weapons, unlikely scenarios and confusing conflicts that permeate the series.”

Night Owl Sci-Fi

“FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY aims to be a mix of James Bond and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and it succeeds marvelously on both fronts.”

All Things Urban Fantasy

“The writing [is] light and humorous, and the action continuous… Fans of Green’s other works will enjoy the series, and as I mentioned, I can’t wait for the next book in this exciting series.”

Whatchamacallit Reviews

For LIVE AND LET DROOD

“The usual pithy banter, and Green’s outrageously creative magic.”

Romantic Times Book Review
4 1/2 stars and a Top Pick

For CASINO INFERNALE

“The bottom line is that if you are a Simon Green fan, you’ll enjoy this book. With its ties to the rest of his universe, and all of his other qualities present in abundance, it’s everything that’s made him a bestselling author and then some.”

Tor.com

“Green has a fantastic new entry in this series, with his trademark cameos and shout-outs to his own work and many other pop culture touchstones, all building to a shattering climax where it all comes down to one decision. By contrast, the reader’s decision is easy: buy this book.”

SFRevu

“Simon R. Green pays homage to his other works, as well as sprinkles in enough pop references to appease even the pickiest of geeks…I’m keeping my fingers crossed, that the books have no ending.  I’ll gladly devour them until the sun refuses to shine anymore.”

Wordsmithonia

For PROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE

“Green’s imagination seems boundless, and this eighth installment of his snarky, dark paranormal noir Eddie Drood series is only further proof of that. Green also manages to weave genuinely moving moments and deeply poignant relationships into the colorful and irresistibly humorous scenes, creating a story that is superbly well balanced and instantly engaging.”

Romantic Times

“Tons of plot, nonstop semicomic action, and further revelations about the entire Drood brood and their mysterious mission—what’s not to enjoy? Close to the best of a fun series.”

Kirkus

“Jumping from battle to battle, the action never stops in this eighth series entry that attempts to cross James Bond-style secret agent high jinks with urban fantasy. Fun, escapist fare.”

Library Journal

“Green’s worldwide legions of fans are sure to enjoy this newest entry into the Histories, as it represents all that readers have come to desire in an Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf story: action, romance, intrigue, surprises around every corner, and an impossible threat defeated by heroism.”

FRevu

“It’s inventive, it’s lively and…I always enjoy reading his work. His writing is like taking a whirl on a Snap-the-Whip ride in an amusement park with a soundtrack of comedy albums…and it works!”

Kings River Life Magazine

“Witty as always, Simon R. Green’s PROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE was a fun romp…light-hearted adventure full of a great balance of humor and action.”

That’s What I’m Talking About

For FROM A DROOD TO A KILL

“This ninth book in the Secret Histories series carries the story along at a relentless pace fueled by a whimsical fantasy-noir attitude…an easy read for those who want a fantasy-genre mash-up that doesn’t slow down.”

Booklist

“Eddie Drood’s ninth adventure sees him tackling not only powerful paranormal enemies, but also his own morally complex past. The result is a book as quick-paced, snarky and imaginative as any that have come before, but the intensely personal issues that Eddie is forced to confront make this book particularly emotional and intensely gripping. FROM A DROOD TO A KILL adds enormously to an already fascinating series and offers plenty of promise for the tales still to come.”

RT Book Reviews

“Simon R. Green is an absolute master at world building and he continues to showcase his creative imagination in FROM A DROOD TO A KILL…I love going on adventures with Eddie Drood and Simon R. Green does not disappoint with FROM A DROOD TO A KILL. Simon R. Green takes the superhero/spy tropes and turns them upside down, as the Secret Histories series is one that is never static.”

Fresh Fiction

“FROM A DROOD TO A KILL is Simon R. Green’s latest entry in the terrific Secret Histories series, a literary love letter to the spy thrillers of the ’60s mashed up with every sort of paranormal weirdness under the sun. It’s sort of ‘James Bond Meets the National Enquirer,’ with an extra helping of weirdness and snark….a great addition to the Eddie Drood narrative and even puts things in place for the next installment…Highly recommended.”
SF Revu

For Dr. DOA
“While Green’s worldbuilding is pretty much a given in this series, he continues to amaze with his mix of contemporary London and the paranormal London that resides just outside of normal human perspective. New characters — both organic and otherwise — provide not just color, but a dose of wry humor. The first-person narrative works well in this fast-paced outing, but the unresolved ending is sudden. Readers have to wait to see what happens in the next book.”
—RT Book Review

“Simon R. Green has yet another winner on his hands with DR. DOA! The Secret Histories series artfully blends together the best elements of the urban fantasy and spy genres as Eddie Drood/Shamon Bond is definitely a hero to remember.”

—Debbie Wiley, Fresh Fiction

“This is a great recommendation for anyone who is a fan of supernatural stories; the novel combines a classic spy mystery genre with the incredible paranormal and fantasy worlds which Green has constructed.”

—Gabrielle Lee, Fresh Fiction

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The Ghost Finders Series

For GHOST OF A CHANCE

“Skirmishes and plot twists rule as Green serves up enough blood and viscera to slake the thirst of any thriller aficianado. Readers will appreciate the camaraderie and snappy dialogue of what is sure to become Britain’s favorite ghost hunters.”

Publishers Weekly

“This first book in Green’s newest series embodies everything his fans expect in his novels: interesting characters with plenty of room for growth, lots of action laced with sharp humor and a well-honed sense of the macabre … Green has laid a solid foundation for an engaging series with seemingly unlimited potential.”

RT Book Review

“All of Green’s trademark banter, plot twists, and ultra vibrant super-natural eeriness… I’m most definitely looking forward to further adventures.”

San Francisco Book Review

“As a launching point for a new series, new readers and Green’s legion of fans should find GHOST OF A CHANCE a terrific kickoff, with lots of exciting adventures certainly in store.”

SF Revu

“Strong, diverse characters packed with attitude and some serious (but fun) issues make this an entertaining read. The pace does’t disappoint, the banter is lively, and the characters’ rather unusual hobbies add spice to what promises to be an amusing new urban fantasy series.”

–Monsters and Critics

“It’s good. It’s fast-paced, filled with nifty concepts and memorable characters, and quite enjoyable.”

Green Man Review

“Thoroughly Entertaining!”

Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files

For GHOST OF A SMILE

“[Green] gleefully tweaks the natural fear of experimentation (and the inscrutable motivations of the men behind it), bringing some real-world paranoia into his fantasy-laden playground. It’s a gamble that pays off nicely…With his Nightside series ending soon, the Ghost Finders books are quickly proving to be worthy replacements.”

Sacramento Book Review

“[With] plenty of actions and chills, this book keeps pages turning even as a feeling of dread builds. The dialogue between the three characters is snappy and humorous, as it hes chemistry between them.”

News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, West Virginia)

“Packed with creepy thrills, GHOST OF A SMILE is a mighty strong follow-up in this brand new series.  Ghost hunting has never been quite this exciting.  Recommended.”

SF Revu

“GHOST OF A SMILE is a lovely blend of popcorn adventure and atmospheric thriller, and good for a few hours of distraction and entertainment. That’s one of the reasons why Green’s books always leap right to the top of my reading list.”

The Green Man Review

For GHOST OF A DREAM

“Undeniably a fun, free-wheeling romp with things that go bump in the night…this is an enjoyable read with slapstick vignettes and cleverly devised situations.”

–RT Books

“Readers who enjoy a roller-coaster ride through a haunted house (well, theater, but I’m mixing metaphors here) will love this novel. Not exactly a hopping-on point, it is nevertheless a terrific continuation of the Ghost Finders’ adventures, with loads of horrors, thrills and shocks to keep readers turning pages long into the night. Recommended.”

SF Revu

“This is straight-up adventure fantasy, with over-the-top plotting, and it’s meant to be fun...Make yourself a big bowl of popcorn, put up your feet, and go adventuring with JC, Melody, and Happy.”

Radish Reviews

For SPIRITS FROM BEYOND

“SPIRITS FROM BEYOND…really picks up to that same masterful level of storytelling the author is known for. And he delivers with this excellent work of classic, good old ghost hunter fun that we’ve come to love.”

The Gatehouse

“Green does a great job writing action and suspense while also adding in the needed horror aspects and humor. It’s a fine balancing act to be able to do all of that without throwing a reader…SPIRITS FROM BEYOND is a fun book.”

The Qwillery

For VOICES FROM BEYOND

“Green comes through with more than enough gore, wit, and mild suspense to satisfy series fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“From the depths of Green’s imagination comes the latest fascinating paranormal adventure in his Ghost Finders series. Fans will delight in the evolution of these surprisingly complex and sympathetic characters, but new readers will have no issues falling into this quick, smart escapade and reveling in the eerie and unpredictable world of the Ghost Finders. The contrast between Green’s deceptively light narrative tone and trademark snarky humor and the genuinely creepy elements of this story make for a combination that is unsettling, engaging and downright irresistible.”

Romantic Times

“A rollercoaster ride with mounting stakes until an all-or-nothing climax...recommended.”

SF Revu

“There are plenty of mind-twisting, chilling moments in this book. JC, Melody and Happy Jack are all snarky in the face of danger and make great heroes, they are super brave in the face of some pretty freaky stuff!”

Parkersburg News & Sentinel

“An interesting matchup combined with a secretive group keeping the normal society safe and in the dark, you get a dynamic done well and a little familiar to Green’s fans.”

Fresh Fiction

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For FORCES FROM BEYOND

Green’s boundless imagination never fails to delight, and his ability to blend chillingly creepy descriptions and emotionally wrenching details with arch humor makes this sixth Ghost Finders novel particularly memorable — and thoroughly eerie. He doesn’t waste a moment launching his endearing and enigmatic operatives on their quest through a revealing opening scene reminiscent of Lovecraft, and their adventure is, as ever, high-stakes and fast-paced. The final scenes are particularly epic, jarring and bittersweet in a way that only Green can craft.”

RT Book Review
4 1/2 stars!

For TALES OF THE HIDDEN WORLD

“Though primarily known as a bestselling novelist, Green has a knack for shorter tales as well…Recommended.”

SF Revu

“TALES OF THE HIDDEN WORLD is a tour of these secret worlds, and Green serves as both tour guide and ringmaster to unexpected wonders and perils within… Readers who mostly know Green through his Drood or Nightside novels will be pleasantly surprised to see some unfamiliar tricks up his sleeve.”

San Francisco Book Review

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RIGHTS INFORMATION

Almost 3,000,000 Copies of Simon Green’s Work in Print Worldwide
All Books Published in the US by Penguin (Ace and/or Roc)
All Books Published in the UK by Victor Gollancz

Nominated for Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Urban Fantasy


ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

  • New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies sold

THE DEATHSTALKER  SERIES
1. DEATHSTALKER
2. DEATHSTALKER REBELLION
3. DEATHSTALKER WAR
4. DEATHSTALKER HONOR
5. DEATHSTALKER DESTINY
6. DEATHSTALKER LEGACY — BEGINS “SEARCH FOR OWEN DEATHSTALKER”
7. DEATHSTALKER RETURN
8. DEATHSTALKER CODA
9. DEATHSTALKER PRELUDE (UK)/TWILIGHT OF THE EMPIRE (US)3 prequels first published as Mistworld/Ghostworld/Hellworld; the series began as a five-parter, and went from 5 original books to 8 later.

  • CODA — FINALIST!! — Romantic Times Award, Best SF Novel
  • DEATHSTALKER #5 on Locus bestseller list — in 20th mm printing!
  • REBELLION #9 on Locus bestseller list, #6 on B&N/Dalton list, #8 on Waldenbooks list — in its 14th printing!
  • WAR #6 on Locus + B&N/Dalton bestseller lists, #9 Waldenbooks — in its 8th US printing.
  • HONOR #3 on B&N/Dalton list; #5 Locus and Waldenbooks — in its 9th US printing!
  • DESTINY in its 8th US printing
  • LEGACY #6 on Locus hc bestseller list; in 2nd mm printing
  • RETURN #8 on Locus hc bestseller list
  • CODA #6 on B&N sf hc bestseller list; #6 on Locus bestseller list
  • German rights to Bastei***
  • Lithuanian rights to Tyrai***
  • Korean rights (#1-3) to Mojosa Publishing
  • Russian rights to Armada, AST & EKSMO
  • Spanish rights to CEAC***
  • French rights (#1-8) to Editions de l’Atalante
  • Czech rights (# 1-5 & Prelude) to Wales***
  • Audio rights to Listen & Live (#1-3) and Cutting Corp. (#4-8)
  • Prelude novels have sold in Hungary (Hajja & Fiai), Bulgaria (Orphia) & Romania (Fantazia)
  • #6 sold to SF Book Club
  • British book club rights to Book Club Associates

 

THE HAWK AND FISHER SERIES
1. HAWK AND FISHER (UK: NO HAVEN FOR THE GUILTY)
2. WINNER TAKES ALL (UK: DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST)
3. THE GOD KILLER
4. WOLF IN THE FOLD (UK: VENGEANCE FOR A LONELY MAN)
5. GUARD AGAINST DISHONOR
6. THE BONES OF HAVEN (UK: TWO KINGS IN HAVEN)

  • Take place chronologically between BLUE MOON RISING and BEYOND THE BLUE MOON
  • US omnibus editions SWORDS OF HAVEN (1-3) & GUARDS OF HAVEN (4-6); in 5th and 3rd mm printings respectively — SWORDS in 4th tp printing, GUARDS in 2nd tp printing
  • UK omnibus editions HAVEN OF LOST SOULS (1-3) & FEAR AND LOATHING IN HAVEN (4-6)
  • all six books to Phoenix in Hungary
  • all six books to Armada in Russia; EKSMO reissues
  • all six books to Tyrai in Lithuania
  • all six books to Zysk in Poland
  • all six books to Orion in UK
  • Czech rights (#1-3) to Polaris***
  • French rights (#s 1-5) to Bragelonne***
  • Spanish rights (#s 1-4) to CEAC***
  • Bulgarian rights (#2) to Zhar-Zhanet***
  • Audio rights #1-6 (abridged, dramatic) to Cutting Corp/Graphic Audio

THE FOREST KINGDOM SERIES
1. BLUE MOON RISING
2. BLOOD AND HONOR
3. DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN
4. BEYOND THE BLUE MOON
5. ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

  • #1 Multiple editions and printings in the US and UK w/ 100,000+ sold in its 6th tp printing
  • #1 Locus Bestseller
  • #4 in its 5th US printing
  • Czech rights (#1-4) to Polaris***
  • Czech rights (#5) to Polaris
  • French rights (#1-5) to Bragelonne***
  • German rights(#1-5) to Feder & Schwert
  • Japanese rights (#1) to Hayakawa***
  • Lithuanian rights (#3) to Eridanas***
  • Polish Rights (#1) to Fabryka Slow***
  • Russian rights (#1-5) to EKSMO
  • Taiwanese rights (#1) to Gaea
  • Audio rights (#1,4,5) to Recorded Books
  • Dramatic Audio rights (#1-5) to Graphic Audio
  • UK Book Club rights (#3) to Book Club Associates

THE NIGHTSIDE
1. SOMETHING FROM THE NIGHTSIDE
2. AGENTS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS
3. NIGHTINGALE’S LAMENT
4. HEX AND THE CITY
5. PATHS NOT TAKEN
6. SHARPER THAN A SERPENT’S TOOTH
7. HELL TO PAY
8. THE UNNATURAL INQUIRER — Hardcover debut for series!!
9. JUST ANOTHER JUDGMENT DAY — NY Times bestseller!
10. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNCANNY
11. A HARD DAY’S KNIGHT — NY Times bestseller!
12. THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHERS
13. TALES FROM THE NIGHTSIDE

  • Film rights under option to Celtic Rose Entertainment
  • SF Book Club omnibus, #1-3; #4-6; Roc omnibus #1-3
  • Book #1 – in 19th mm printing
  • Book #2 – in 15th mm printing
  • Book #3 – in 14th mm printing; #7 on Locus bestseller list
  • Book #4 – in 12th mm printing; #7 on Locus bestseller list & 2 months on list
  • Book #5 – in 11th mm printing; #4 on Locus bestseller list
  • Book #6 – in 9th mm printing; #5 on Locus bestseller list
  • Book #7 – in 5th mm printing; #2 on Locus bestseller list; #38 on Nielsen Bookscan Mass Market list
  • Book #8 – #5 on Locus bestseller list; #4 fantasy hardcover & #43 overall hardcover on Nielsen Bookscan
  • Book #9 – #31 on NY Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, top 40 overall fiction for B&N, Borders, and Bookscan
  • Book #9 – 2nd hardcover printing, 2nd mm printing
  • Book #11 – #34 on NY Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, in 2nd mm printing
  • B00k #13 – A “This Month’s Top Picks in Science Fiction & Fantasy” pick by Barnes & Noble
  • The Nightside series has become a Taiwanese bestseller for Eslite!
  • Chinese rights (Taiwan) #1-12 to Gaea
  • Chinese rights (simplified) #1-12 to Yilan
  • Czech rights #1-12 to Polaris
  • French rights #1-3 to Bragelonne
  • German rights #1-6 to Feder & Schwert***
  • German omnibus rights #1-6 to Feder & Schwert
  • German rights #7-12 to Feder & Schwert
  • Italian rights #1-3 to Fanucci***
  • Polish rights #1-3 to Fabryka Slow***
  • Romanian rights #1-3 to Vremea
  • Russian rights #1-4 to EKSMO
  • Spanish rights #1 to La Factoria
  • UK rights #1-12 to Solaris
  • Audio rights (entire series) to Audible

 

THE SECRET HISTORIES
1. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC —NY Times bestseller!
2. DAEMONS ARE FOREVER
3. THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME
4. FROM HELL WITH LOVE
5. FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY — NY Times bestseller!
6. LIVE AND LET DROOD
7. CASINO INFERNALE
8. PROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE
9. FROM A DROOD TO A KILL
10. DR. DOA

  •  Bk #1 reached #23 on the NY Times bestseller list for mass-market fiction
  • Bk #1 debuted at #6 on B&N’s SF/F hardcover bestseller list
  • Bk #1 a Locus bestseller (#5)
  • Bk #1 in 2nd hardcover printing, 7th mm printing
  • Bk #2 debuted at #12 in fantasy and #4 in hardcover fantasy on the Nielsen Bookscan bestseller lists.
  • Bk #2 in 3rd US hc printing
  • Bk #2 in 2nd UK trade paper printing
  • Bk #5 debuted at #35 on the NY Times hardcover bestseller list!
  • Bk #8 in 2nd US mm printing
  • Bk #10 selected as “Fresh Pick” by Fresh Fiction
  • Chinese (complex) rights, Bks. #1-9, to Gaea
  • Czech rights, #1-7 to Polaris
  • French rights, #1, to l’Atalante***
  • French rights, #2, to l’Atalante
  • French graphic novel rights, #1 to Soleil
  • German rights, #1-8 to Feder & Schwert
  • Polish rights #1 to Fabryka Slow***
  • Audio rights #1-3 to Audible
  • Audio rights #4-9 to Recorded Books

 

DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE

  • SF Book Club selection
  • tp #2 on Locus bestseller list, in 2nd printing (5/02)
  • mm #6 on Locus bestseller list, in 4th printing
  • Finalist: “Children of the Night” award for best dark fantasy
  • Audio rights to Audible
  • Czech rights to Wales***
  • French rights to l’Atalante***

 

SHADOWS FALL

  • BenBella trade paper edition in 4th printing
  • Audio rights to Audible
  • UK rights to Gollancz
  • Chinese rights (Taiwan)
  • Bulgarian rights to Iztok-Zapad
  • German rights to Heyne***
  • Russian rights to EKSMO
  • Czech rights to Wales***

 

PIT OF DESPAIR

  • Special limited edition to PS Publishing in the UK


GHOST FINDERS
1. GHOST OF A CHANCE
2. GHOST OF A SMILE
3. GHOST OF A DREAM
4. SPIRITS FROM BEYOND
5. VOICES FROM BEYOND
6. FORCES FROM BEYOND

  • Bk#1 in 3rd mm printing
  • Bk#3 in 2nd mm printing
  • Audio rights #1-6 to Recorded Books
  • German rights #1-2 to Lubbe/Bastei
  • Czech rights #1-6 to Polaris

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*** Three asterisks (***) placed after the record of a foreign territory sale indicate that those rights have expired and are available for purchase in that market for that title(s).***