The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)

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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…

Reviews

“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

Awards & Accolades

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#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#4 Neilson Bookscan Fantasy Hardcover List

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#43 Neilson Bookscan Hardcover List

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