The sudden appearance of a sinister black hole in the English countryside leads to a baffling murder investigation for Ishmael Jones. "The past is England's dreaming, and not all of it sleeps soundly..."Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hi...
|Title||:||Murder in the Dark|
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Murder in the Dark Reviews
I received an ARC from the publisher via Net Galley. Thank you! All opinions are my own.
Murder in the Dark is part of the Ishmael Jones series which I haven't read before. Still, I didn't find it difficult to follow and quickly caught up with the characters. I enjoyed this mixture of scifi and thriller quite a bit, a gripping story meets fascinating characters. This will very likely be not my first read of a Simon R. Green novel.
Thank you to Netgalley, Simon R Green and Severn House for my arc of Murder in the Dark.
The Ishmael Jones series is my absolute guilty pleasure. They're short, easy reading, interesting, comically funny and totally out there. The sort of stories that shouldn't work but totally do!
Murder in the Dark was no different. To summarise this series for people who haven't read it before; Ishmael Jones was previously an alien who landed on our planet by accident in a crashed spaceship. The machines on t ...more
I filed this book under 'Science Fiction' because although it is set up as a mystery, it is actually more SF. Which is great because Simon R. Green is one of my favorite SF authors. Usually he writes books full of very, very strange characters, planets, spaceships and the like. I can really recommend them, because they are also full of humor, science and even romance.
Back to Murder in the dark. The title says it all: people get murdered in the dark. On a cold dark hillside, a group of scientists ...more
Locked door murder mystery with no locks and no door! Green is always entertaining and this book is no exception. Good stuff, and looking forward to the next, as always.
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Short read, but well written fun.
This was creepy. I read it under a blanket half the time because I was alone in my house. I loved the end twist and how were are finding out more and more about Ishmael with each story. Penny is awesome and I can't wait for the next installment.
The author is consistently good at weaving an interesting yarn. This is clearly another traditional whodunnit where the characters are revealed at the start and then one by one something happens that shifts the reader's loyalties. The Science fiction twist adds a different dimension as the alien presence provides another character that is added to the list of potential villains.
The writing style is easygoing and a pleasure to read. There are very limited scenes of tension. All violent acts happe ...more
A new genre for me science fiction/ mystery.
Ishmael Jones is not of this world and is protected by the Organisation. Ishmael and his assistant Penny are asked to act as security at a strange phenomenon. A large hole has appeared in the side of a hill and someone has disappeared down it .
At first I thought I had made a mistake with this book as it is not my usual genre but I am glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised. How can people get killed by a hole or are they ? Yes I know you who know ...more