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The Dark Side of the Road


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Introducing Ishmael Jones - a detective with a difference - in this compelling murder mystery.

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Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, where he still lives. He is the author of more than fifty science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Nightside, Secret Histories and Ghost Finders series.


"Jones is most engaging when he smells blood, and readers will be anxious for a sequel" Publishers Weekly "Lighthearted, supernatural romp. Fans of the British TV series Torchwood will enjoy the irreverent, otherworldly protagonist" Booklist "The suave, intelligent, hard-to-pin-down, British-accented Ishmael Jones, played by the reliable Scott McCormick, keeps strange hours because he leads a strange life. When his secretive boss, "the Colonel," sends him on an unexplained mission to an out-of-the-way English manor house, Jones's world gets even stranger. Plenty of layers of moody music and evocative background sounds such as screaming fires, monsters, and winds are provided as a group of "Clue" like characters searches every room for the killer among them. The producers of GraphicAudio are no strangers to mixing fantasy, horror, mystery, and superhero genres together. One could call this "graphic noir"--maybe not a pure genre, but pure horrific fun. B.P." -- AudioFile This novel "blew me away"! Seamless in exposition, convoluted in its mystery, extending clues cautiously, I found myself enrapt from Page 1. (I also discovered a new favorite author--yes, sometimes it only takes one story.) -- M Forbes, reviewer

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