From a Drood to a Kill (#9)

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Some call me Shaman Bond, but I was born Eddie Drood, the latest in a long line of folks who chase monsters out of closets for a living to keep humanity safe from all that is dark, demonic, and just downright evil. Needless to say, we’ve made our fair share of enemies over the centuries—and made some questionable bargains.

In exchange for the power to fight the forces of darkness, my parents signed over their souls. They’re not the only ones who’ve made deals with Heaven, Hell, and every otherworldly realm in between, but now the bill’s due for several big names in the supernatural community.

Including my girl, Molly. She, my parents, and other major players have been kidnapped so they’ll pay up—or participate in the “Big Game.” The rules are simple: get from one side of the pocket dimension to the other and kill your competitors. The winner’s debt is paid in full, and the losers get themselves permanently lost, body and soul, forever.

To save my loved ones, I’ve got to become a ringer in this deadly contest that’s undoubtedly rigged by the Powers That Be….


“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.”


“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

“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.”


“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.”

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