Hex and the City (#4)

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John Taylor is the name. I work the Nightside. Only in that dark heart of London where it’s always three A.M., where human and inhuman can feed their darkest desires, do I feel at home. Probably because I was born there.

What I do is find things—people, objects—and in this case, the truth about the origins of the Nightside.

That’s what Lady Luck has hired me to investigate. But the more I dig, the more I discover, not about the Nightside but about the great question in my life: exactly who—and what—was my long-vanished mother.

Paying jobs are one thing. Personal quests are another. And I’ve been warned that uncovering the facts about dear old mum could be a very bad thing, not just for the Nightside but for all of existence.

Still I can’t stop…I’m John Taylor. Finding things is who I am. It’s what I do. Whatever the consequences…


“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.”


“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

“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

Awards & Accolades


#7 Locus Bestseller List