The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. GreenThe Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R. Green

The Unnatural Inquirer

bySimon R. Green

Mass Market Paperback | December 30, 2008

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John Taylor’s the name. I’m a PI working a small slice of mystical real estate in the hidden centre of London. It’s a place where the sun refuses to rise, where monsters and men walk side by side. And if you want something found in the Nightside, I’m your man.
The editor of the Unnatural Inquirer—the Nightside’s most notorious rag—has offered me one million pounds to find a man who claims to have evidence of the Afterlife stored on a DVD. The Inquirer made the guy a sweet deal. Then he and the disc vanished.
I don’t know if the disc is on the level—but for a million pounds, I’m willing to believe. Trouble is, someone else—someone very powerful—is on the trail, too. And who—or what—ever it is, is deadly determined to find the disc first…
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:The Unnatural InquirerFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.8 × 4.3 × 0.7 inPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441016677

ISBN - 13:9780441016679

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Same old This was another entertaining read, as was the rest of the series. John is hired by the Unnatural Inquirer to find a guy who said he got a recording of the Afterlife on DVD. Its pretty much the same old same old. John runs around the Nightside looking for someone. He can't use his gift as someone is blocking it, again. He goes and visits different people/beings where there is talking, death and distruction. The ususal. One thing about these books that i am getting a bit tired with is the monotone feeling to them. Although stuff happens in them, there is really no suspence or thoughts that everything wont go right in the end. You know that John will just stand there, say some witty sarcastic lines, throw around a few threats and then walk out after the 'bad guys' have been undramatically illiminated. I find it kind of reads like a textbook (a really great text book) but it is more or less just the facts. I find there is little to no emotion in the books. All this being said I really do enjoy the series as it is a nice change from most and I will continue on with the next instalment when it comes out in a few months. Hope you all enjoy it too.
Date published: 2009-11-17

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