Something from the Nightside (#1)

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Taylor is the name, John Taylor. My card says I’m a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding lost things. It’s part of the gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside.

I left there a long time ago, with my skin and sanity barely intact. Now I make my living in the sunlit streets of London. But business has been slow lately, so when Joanna Barrett showed up at my door, reeking of wealth, asking me to find her runaway teenage daughter, I didn’t say no.

Then I found out exactly where the girl had gone.

The Nightside. That square mile of Hell in the middle of the city, where it’s always three A.M. Where you can walk beside myths and drink with monsters. Where nothing is what it seems and everything is possible.

I swore I’d never return. But there’s a kid in danger and a woman depending on me. So I have no choice—I’m going home.


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


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

RT Book Reviews

“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

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

Black Gate

“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

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