Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. GreenSharper Than A Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. Green

Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth

bySimon R. Green

Mass Market Paperback | February 28, 2006

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My name is John Taylor. I’m a PI for hire in the Nightside, the dark and corrupt city within the city of London. Where the sun never shines and where pleasure and horror are always on sale—for the right price.

Not a nice place to visit or a nice place to live. So you wouldn’t think I would care that it was about to be destroyed, by none other than my very own long-missing, not-quite-human mom.

But I do. I was born here, I live here, and I got friends here. They might not all be acceptable in polite company, but they’re my friends, nonetheless.

I know that I’m the only one who can stop her. The trick is, how to do it without fulfilling this prophecy that says whatever action I take, not only is the Nightside doomed, but the rest of the world will soon follow…

Simon R. Green is a New York Times bestselling author whose works include the Secret Histories Novels, the Novels of the Nightside, the Ghost Finders series,  Drinking Midnight Wine, Beyond the Blue Moon, Blue Moon Rising, The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, and the Deathstalker series. He lives in England.
Title:Sharper Than A Serpent's ToothFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.7 × 4.1 × 0.7 inPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441013872

ISBN - 13:9780441013876

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Yet I love how strength, determination, and true loyalty played out through the entire book.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The enjoyable climax to the Nightside Series It turns out I missed one in the series of the "Nightside" series when I read this (I somehow skipped 'Paths Not Taken'), but it didn't bother me, nor the telling of the tale. The 'Nightside' story finally comes to a head that began in the first of this series, and I had to admit, I enjoyed John Taylor's rise to the pinnacle of the tale. John Taylor has a gift that only works in the Nightside, a kind of mirror London that exists always in the middle of the night, where gods, goddesses, future, past, and present all collide with alternate realities, and anything can be - and is - bought or sold for the right price and a piece of your soul. Throughout the book series, from step one, we've had hints that whatever the horrible thing is that makes everyone afraid of John Taylor, it has something to do with his mother. Well, his mother is just fantastic, and the unraveling of this major plot arc was brutal, gritty, and dark - just like the series.
Date published: 2008-07-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Simon R. Green’s Novels of the Nightside: “A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.” – Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files“Fast paced and amusing, as well as packed with inventive details.”—The Denver Post“Fast, fun, adventurous detection in a setting in which nearly anything’s possible.” – Booklist“Sam Spade meets Sirius Black…inventively gruesome.” – Entertainment Weekly“Superlative…An intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural.” – Publishers Weekly“Readers who prefer their gore with huge melodramatic flourishes and a side of slyly amusing repartee will find Joh Taylor at least the equal of Jim Butcher’s Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden.” – Kirkus Reviews“Cross The X-Files with The Twilight Zone, add a pinch of The Outer Limits and a dash of Eerie, Indiana, and one might have a glimmer of an idea what the Nightside is like.” – BookBrowser “Totally enjoyable…take a vacation into the Nightside…just try not to get lost in it.” – Crimespree“A captivating tale starring a heroic and endearing character whose thoughts when he is in danger are hilarious.” – Midwest Book Review “Taylor is the Sam Spade for the twenty-first century, willing to stare down an angel, a demon, or a god. [The] Nightside has the meanest of the mean streets, and John Taylor is right at home there.” – Fantasy Literature