The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny (#10)

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In the Nightside—that hidden area in the middle of London where time stands still at three A.M. and the sun won’t rise to refute it—nightmares go walking in borrowed flesh, and not everything that looks back at you with human eyes is really human.

I’m John Taylor, a PI with a knack for finding things, helping those the Nightside has chewed up and is about to spit out. All things considered, my life lately had been bright, even in this shadowy place.

So it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker—the powerful, ever-present, never-to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of the Authorities—paid me a visit. He told me he is dying and that he, too, has a job for me. An important job. 



“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 series’ most mysterious layers is a real treat.”

Sacramento Book Review

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


“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

“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

“A fast, intelligently written tale.”

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.”


“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

“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

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

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