Simon R. Green

Simon R. Green is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty science fiction, fantasy, and mystery novels. Simon sold his first book in 1988 and the very next year was commissioned to write the bestselling novelization of the Kevin Costner film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

From there he went on to write many more series of books including Deathstalker, Nightside, Secret History, Forest Kingdom, and the Ishamel Jones mysteries among others.

His books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over a dozen different languages.

You can find Simon Green on his website, or follow him on Twitter @TheSimonRGreen.

Bibliography

  • Jekyll & Hyde
    Jekyll & Hyde Inc.
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  • The Nightside Series
    Something from the Nightside (#1)
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  • The Nightside Series
    Agents of Light and Darkness (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Nightingale’s Lament (#3)
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  • The Nightside Series
    Hex and the City (#4)
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  • The Nightside Series
    Paths Not Taken (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (#6)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Hell to Pay (#7)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)
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  • The Nightside Series
    Just Another Judgment Day (#9)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny (#10)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    A Hard Day’s Knight (#11)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    The Bride Wore Black Leather (#12)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Tales from the Nightside
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Night Fall (#13)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    The Dark Side of the Road (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Dead Man Walking (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Very Important Corpses (#3)
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  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Death Shall Come (#4)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Into the Thinnest of Air (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Murder in the Dark (#6)
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  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (#7)
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  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Night Train to Murder (#8)
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  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    The House on Widows Hill (#9)
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  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Buried Memories (#10)
    Simon R. Green
  • Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series
    Mistworld (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series
    Ghostworld (#2)
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  • Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series
    Hellworld (#3)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker (#1)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Rebellion (#2)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker War (#3)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Honor (#4)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Destiny (#5)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Legacy (#6)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Return (#7)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Coda (#8)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    The Man with the Golden Torc (#1)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Daemons are Forever (#2)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    The Spy Who Haunted Me (#3)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    From Hell With Love (#4)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    For Heaven’s Eyes Only (#5)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Live and Let Drood (#6)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Casino Infernale (#7)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Property of a Lady Faire (#8)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    From a Drood to a Kill (#9)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Dr. DOA (#10)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Moonbreaker (#11)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Night Fall (#12)
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  • Standalone
    Drinking Midnight Wine
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  • Standalone
    Shadows Fall
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  • Standalone
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
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  • Collections
    Tales of the Hidden World
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  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Blue Moon Rising (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Blood and Honor (#2)
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  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Down Among the Dead Men (#3)
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  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Beyond the Blue Moon (#4)
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  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Once in a Blue Moon (#5)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Ghost of a Chance (#1)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Ghost of a Smile (#2)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Ghost of a Dream (#3)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Spirits from Beyond (#4)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Voices from Beyond (#5)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Forces from Beyond (#6)
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  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    Wolf in the Fold (#4)
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  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    Guard Against Dishonor (#5)
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  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    The Bones of Haven (#6)
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  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    The Swords of Haven (Omnibus #1-3)
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  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    The Guards of Haven (Omnibus #4-6)
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  • FORTH
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    The Best Thing You Can Steal
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Reviews

Jekyll & Hyde

The Nightside Series

Something from the Nightside (#1)
“A fast-paced, macabre excursion into an entertaining world of twisted heroes and rampant weirdness.”

Locus

“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

Agents of Light and Darkness (#2)
“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.”

RT Book Reviews

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

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Considerable skill […] so much fun you’re only thinking about what comes on the next page — or in the next book.”

Cemetery Dance

Nightingale’s Lament (#3)
“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.”

RT Book Reviews

“NIGHTINGALE’S LAMENT offers all the pleasures of the previous novels while still seeming fresh […] 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. [...] 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

Hex and the City (#4)
“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.”

SFRevu

“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

Paths Not Taken (#5)
“Fans of the Nightside series will enjoy the journey into the past of London’s underworld.”

Booklist

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

RT Books

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

SFRevu

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

Science Fiction 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 Magazine

Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (#6)
“Colorful and quirky characters […] packed with action and dark humor. Taylor is an eminently sympathetic hero.”

RT Book Reviews

“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

Hell to Pay (#7)
“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.”

RT Book Reviews

“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 […] A worthy addition to the Nightside series.”

Green Man Review

“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.”

SFRevu

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

SFX Magazine

“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

“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

The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)
“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

“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

“[THE UNNATURAL INQUIRER is] 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

“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

“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 [...] 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.”

SFRevu

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

Denver Post

“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

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

SciFi 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

Just Another Judgment Day (#9)
“Yet another roller-coaster ride through the dark fantasy landscape of the nightside […] Certain to please Green’s legions of fans.

SFRevu

“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

The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny (#10)
“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.”

Booklist

“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.”

SFRevu

“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.”

SF Site

A Hard Day’s Knight (#11)
“At least the equal of Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”

Kirkus

“[A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT] gleefully dives headlong into the story of King Arthur and Merlin [...] deftly mix[ing] centuries of historical myth with [its] 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

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

Booklist

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

Publishers Weekly

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

RT Book Reviews

“The best novel to date in the series.”

Green Man Review

“Another fast-paced, quirky dark tale.”

Monsters & Critics

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

SFRevu (Drew Bittner)

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

Critical Mass

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

SFRevu (Steve Sawicki)

The Bride Wore Black Leather (#12)
“Another dramatic, inventive, and highly selective orgy of murder and mayhem. A hugely satisfying windup for one of fantasy’s most memorable constructs.”

Kirkus

“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

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

Tales from the Nightside
“Devotees of Green’s murky, dangerous and utterly captivating 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.”

RT Book Reviews

“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

“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

“A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.”

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

Night Fall (#13)
“A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible.”

Kirkus, starred review

“Long-time Green fans will be disappointed to learn that this is the last book planned for the two series (after MOONBREAKER, 2017) but will be glad they go out with a bang.”

Booklist

“In this epic conclusion to two long-running series, the Secret History books (following 2017’s MOONBREAKER) and the Nightside books (2015’s THE BIG GAME), Green pits the Drood family—the secret guardians of humankind—against the denizens of the Nightside—London’s dark heart where anything is possible […] With nods to his other urban fantasy works, such as GHOST FINDERS and SHADOWS FALL, Green tosses in everything including the kitchen sink in one final apocalyptic farewell. This is a worthwhile if not always happy ending for a sprawling cast of colorful characters, and readers will be curious to see where Green goes next.”

Publishers Weekly

“In the middle of the mayhem there are moments of great heroism, sacrifice, romance, and tragedy.”

Locus

“Simon R. Green knocks this one out of the ballpark as NIGHT FALL concludes both series with just the kind of urban fantasy mayhem we had hoped for.”

Fresh Fiction

Ishmael Jones Mysteries

The Dark Side of the Road (#1)
“[A] brisk, breezy first in a new mystery series […] With 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

“Without a doubt, this is one of the best books the author has ever penned down.”

The Gatehouse

“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

Dead Man Walking (#2)
“Not to be taken too seriously, this meld of SF and traditional hard-boiled spy fiction hints at plenty of further adventures.”

Publishers 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

Very Important Corpses (#3)
“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

Death Shall Come (#4)
“Green’s style of sci-fi blends levity with a high body count.”

Kirkus

“Entertaining […] Green once again smoothly blends science fiction with classic detection.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lovers of high-quality fantasy and science fiction should make it a point to seek this guy out, if they haven’t already.”

Booklist

“This fourth series adventure (after Very Important Corpses) is fast-paced, entertaining, and genre-bending.”

Library Journal

“This relatively new series is a wonderful balance of murder mystery and urban fantasy with a sci-fi twist. We loved Ishmael and Penny’s witty banter as they sleuth out the clues and find the culprit – hopefully before the body count gets too high. If you enjoyed Green’s previous books or if you are looking for a classic mystery with a modern twist, this is the series for you!”

That’s What I’m Talking About

“As usual, there is plenty of Green’s patented wry, dry repartee and smart-alecky humor […] Fans of the series should not miss this book because it contains one more tiny clue to Ishmael’s distant past.”

Fang-tastic Fiction

Into the Thinnest of Air (#5)
“… those who love the series for Ishmael’s quick wit will be pleased.”

Booklist

Murder in the Dark (#6)
“Green follows up Into the Thinnest of Air with this latest blend of SF, mystery, and horror that features the author’s trademark black humor and ratchets up the suspense with a compelling story line reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.”

Library Journal

“When some researchers discover what appears to be a black hole that has suddenly manifested itself in Somerset, of all places, secret agent Ishmael Jones is on the case. [...] Jones is a very interesting character, a man (?) of many layers, and readers who have been following his adventures will find much to enjoy in this latest escapade. Readers who have not yet made Jones’ acquaintance need to get with the program now."

Booklist

Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (#7)
“The big story here is his struggle to maintain his own humanity.”

Kirkus

“Fans of the series will be delighted to reconnect with the quick-witted detective and to learn a little bit more about his early days on the planet.”

Booklist

Night Train to Murder (#8)
“Fun, fast-paced, light fare that passes almost as quickly as that fatal train ride.”

Kirkus

“[An] entertaining romp.”

Publishers Weekly

“Energetically written, with larger-than-life characters, stories that gleefully push the boundaries of plausibility, and plenty of neck-wrenching plot twists [...] SF/fantasy fans who haven't yet discovered the Jones novels are in for a real treat.”

Booklist

The House on Widows Hill (#9)
“A fast, fun supernatural thriller that never takes itself too seriously.”

Kirkus

“This thoroughly entertaining adventure works equally well with series followers and with newbies to the world of Ishmael Jones.”

Booklist

Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series

Mistworld (#1)
“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.”

Asimov's SF Magazine

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

Rave Reviews

Deathstalker Series

Deathstalker (#1)
“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

“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

“Exciting and colourful.”

SF Site

“I should mention that the new audiobook editions, narrated by Gildart Jackson, are excellent productions. Jackson does a great job with Green’s characters and story. The audiobook of Deathstalker is 23 hours long.”

Fantasy Literature

Deathstalker Rebellion (#2)
“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

Deathstalker War (#3)
“The action is fast and frenzied […] Consistently entertains with some wondrously quirky and warped characters.”

Locus

Deathstalker Honor (#4)
“Green writes great space opera, with blasters and swords and heroes that kick butt around the galaxy.”

SF Site

Deathstalker Destiny (#5)
“[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

Deathstalker Legacy (#6)
“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

“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

“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 [and] dialogue [...] Terrific new characters.”

SFX Magazine

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

SFcrowsnest

“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

Deathstalker Return (#7)
“A fun, twisty romp with surprises around every corner.”

Publishers Weekly

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

Booklist

“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.”

RT Book Reviews

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

Science Fiction Chronicle

“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 Magazine

“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

“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

Deathstalker Coda (#8)
“Action, characterization, and ethical dilemmas all balanced and mingled in a way to keep readers turning pages.”

Booklist

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

Publishers Weekly

“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.”

RT Book Reviews

“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. [Green's] 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

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

SFRevu

“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

“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

Secret Histories Series

The Man with the Golden Torc (#1)
“This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred.”

Publishers Weekly

“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

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

Library Journal

“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 highjinks.”

RT Book Reviews

“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

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

“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

“An action packed paranormal mystery.”

Monsters & Critics

“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

“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.”

SFcrowsnest

“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Daemons are Forever (#2)
“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

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

Library Journal

“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.”

RT Book Reviews

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

SFRevu

“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 [is] doing what he does best, and delivering yet another high-octane performance.”

Green Man Review

“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

“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.”

SFcrowsnest

“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

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

SFX Magazine

The Spy Who Haunted Me (#3)
“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

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

Booklist

“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

“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.”

RT Book Reviews

“Rollicking.”

Gold Coast Review (Australia)

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

“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 Magazine

From Hell With Love (#4)
“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

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

Library Journal

“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].”

RT Book Reviews

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

SFRevu

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

Green Man 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

“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 New York Times bestselling author of DEAD IN THE FAMILY

For Heaven’s Eyes Only (#5)
“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.”

RT Book Reviews

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

“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 & Critics

“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

Live and Let Drood (#6)
“The usual pithy banter, and Green’s outrageously creative magic.”

RT Book Reviews

Casino Infernale (#7)
“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

Property of a Lady Faire (#8)
“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 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.”

RT Book Reviews

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

From a Drood to a Kill (#9)
“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

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

Dr. DOA (#10)
“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 Reviews

“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.”

Fresh Fiction (Debbie Wiley)

“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.”

Fresh Fiction (Gabrielle Lee)

Moonbreaker (#11)
“A rollicking fun outing that introduces readers to even more of the Droods’ particular brand of top-secret adventures and gadgets.”

RT Book Reviews

“With a sharp comedic whit and generous action and sequences, Green appeals to many readers sense of adventure and the dangerous spy game, while also intertwining areas of drama and heartfelt emotion giving readers a mix that will have them coming back to the other stories in the series.”

Fresh Fiction

Night Fall (#12)
“A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“Long-time Green fans will be disappointed to learn that this is the last book planned for the two series (after MOONBREAKER, 2017) but will be glad they go out with a bang.”

Booklist

“In this epic conclusion to two long-running series, the Secret History books (following 2017’s MOONBREAKER) and the Nightside books (2015’s THE BIG GAME), Green pits the Drood family—the secret guardians of humankind—against the denizens of the Nightside—London’s dark heart where anything is possible […] With nods to his other urban fantasy works, such as GHOST FINDERS and SHADOWS FALL, Green tosses in everything including the kitchen sink in one final apocalyptic farewell. This is a worthwhile if not always happy ending for a sprawling cast of colorful characters, and readers will be curious to see where Green goes next.”

Publishers Weekly

“In the middle of the mayhem there are moments of great heroism, sacrifice, romance, and tragedy.”

Locus

“Simon R. Green knocks this one out of the ballpark as NIGHT FALL concludes both series with just the kind of urban fantasy mayhem we had hoped for.”

Fresh Fiction

Standalone

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

The Guardian

“Another wildly fantastic extravaganza bound to please [Green's] many fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“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

“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

“A fantastic tale [...] DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE has a little of everything — mystery, fantasy, horror, suspense and a wicked sense of humor. Green throws it all in a [b]lender and what comes out is a very satisfying story.”

The News-Star

“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

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

Starburst Magazine

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

Science Fiction Chronicle

“An imaginative and fun adventure.”

Punch

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

SFRevu

“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

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

Collections

Tales of the Hidden World
“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 Review of Books

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

SFRevu

Forest Kingdom Series

Blue Moon Rising (#1)
“Delightful.”

New York Daily News

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

Science Fiction Chronicle

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

Rave Reviews

Beyond the Blue Moon (#4)
“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

“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

“One of the best fantasy books I’ve read all year […] I can’t recommend the book highly enough.”

Green Man Review

“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

“Very satisfying.”

Wiltshire Times

Once in a Blue Moon (#5)
“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 [exemplifies] 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

“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.”

RT Book Reviews

“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

“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 Reviews

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

SFRevu

“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 Reviews

“Fast-moving.”

Publishers Weekly

Ghost Finders Series

Ghost of a Chance (#1)
“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 Review of Books

“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 Reviews

“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.”

SFRevu

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

Green Man Review

“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 & Critics

“Thoroughly entertaining!”

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

Ghost of a Smile (#2)
“[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

“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.”

SFRevu

“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.”

Green Man 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

Ghost of a Dream (#3)
“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 Book Reviews

“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.”

SFRevu

“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

Spirits from Beyond (#4)
“SPIRITS FROM BEYOND […] picks up to that same masterful level of storytelling [Green] 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

Voices from Beyond (#5)
“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.”

RT Book Reviews

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

SFRevu

“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

“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!”

News & Sentinel

Forces from Beyond (#6)
“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 Reviews

Hawk and Fisher Series

The Swords of Haven (Omnibus #1-3)
“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

“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

“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

“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.”

SFRevu

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The Best Thing You Can Steal
"Master thief and con man Gideon Sable has a plan. He intends to breach the private vault of Fredric Hammer, noted bad guy, and rob him blind. To do that, he needs to assemble a crack team of professionals. But this is no ordinary team, because this is no ordinary London. This is an alternate London, wherein ghosts and demons and people with special gifts coexist with regular human folk. And Gideon's team consists of former girlfriend Annie Anybody, whose gift is luck; a fellow known as the Damned (because he's, you know, damned); the Ghost, who retains the memory of what it is to be a man; and the Wild Card, who sees all the truths in the world. Each of them has a score to settle with Hammer, and each of them is willing to risk plenty to get revenge. This novel by the author of the terrific Ishmael Jones series is a treat for anyone who relishes the blending of alternate-world fantasy, urban fantasy, and the caper novel. Exciting, witty, and stuffed full of fun."

Booklist

"[Green] gives an urban fantasy twist to Oceans 11."

Publisher's Weekly

"You don’t so much read a Simon R Green novel as grab on with both hands and hope you’re still alive at the end of the ride... [Green's] writing is the very definition of pure, unadulterated escapism."

The Eloquent Page

"If you like the idea of a snark-sparked team coming together in order to pull off the caper of the century, Gideon Sable might just be your jam."

Reading Reality

"If you like gritty, funny, slapdash urban fantasy heist novels with crazy characters...ou will enjoy this."

HIdden in Pages

"[Featuring] pacey writing, strong characters and tongue-in-cheek humour that doesn’t take itself too seriously."

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Awards & Accolades

Jekyll & Hyde

The Nightside Series

Nightingale’s Lament (#3)
USA

#7 Locus Bestseller List

Hex and the City (#4)
USA

#7 Locus Bestseller List

Paths Not Taken (#5)
USA

#4 Locus Bestseller List

Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (#6)
USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

Hell to Pay (#7)
USA

#2 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#38 Neilson Bookscan Mass Market List

The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)
USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#4 Neilson Bookscan Fantasy Hardcover List

USA

#43 Neilson Bookscan Hardcover List

Just Another Judgment Day (#9)
USA

#41 New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

USA

Top 40 overall fiction for Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Bookscan

A Hard Day’s Knight (#11)
USA

#34 New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

Tales from the Nightside
Night Fall (#13)

Ishmael Jones Mysteries

Very Important Corpses (#3)
USA

NY Times bestseller

France

Best Novel

Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series

Deathstalker Series

Deathstalker (#1)
USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

Deathstalker Rebellion (#2)
USA

#9 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 Barnes & Noble / Dalton Bestseller List

USA

#8 Walden Books Bestseller List

Deathstalker War (#3)
USA

#6 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 Barnes & Noble / Dalton Bestseller List

USA

#9 Walden Books Bestseller List

Deathstalker Honor (#4)
USA

#3 Barnes & Noble / Dalton Bestseller List

USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#5 Walden Books Bestseller List

Deathstalker Legacy (#6)
USA

#6 Locus Bestseller List (Hardcover)

Deathstalker Return (#7)
USA

#8 Locus Bestseller List (Hardcover)

Deathstalker Coda (#8)
USA

#6 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List (Science Fiction Hardcover)

USA

Romantic Times Award Finalist: “Best SF Novel”

Secret Histories Series

The Man with the Golden Torc (#1)
USA

#23 New York Times Mass Market Fiction Bestseller List

USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 debut Barnes & Noble SF/F Hardcover Bestseller List

Daemons are Forever (#2)
USA

#4 debut Neilsen Bookscan Hardcover Fantasy Bestseller

USA

#12 debut Neilsen Bookscan Fantasy Bestseller

For Heaven’s Eyes Only (#5)
USA

#5 debut New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

Dr. DOA (#10)
USA

Fresh Fiction: “Fresh Pick”

Night Fall (#12)

Standalone

Drinking Midnight Wine
USA

#2 Locus Trade Paperback Bestseller List

USA

#6 Locus Mass-Market Paperback Besteller List

USA

Finalist, Children of the Night Award: “Best Dark Fantasy”

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
USA

New York Times Bestseller

Collections

Forest Kingdom Series

Blue Moon Rising (#1)
USA

Locus Bestseller

Ghost Finders Series

Hawk and Fisher Series

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