Simon R. Green

Simon R. Green is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty science fiction, fantasy, and mystery novels. Simon sold his first book in 1988 and the very next year was commissioned to write the bestselling novelization of the Kevin Costner film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

From there he went on to write many more series of books including Deathstalker, Nightside, Secret History, Forest Kingdom, and the Ishamel Jones mysteries among others.

His books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over a dozen different languages.

You can find Simon Green on his website, or follow him on Twitter @TheSimonRGreen.

Bibliography

  • The Nightside Series
    Something from the Nightside (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Agents of Light and Darkness (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Nightingale’s Lament (#3)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Hex and the City (#4)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Paths Not Taken (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (#6)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Hell to Pay (#7)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Just Another Judgment Day (#9)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny (#10)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    A Hard Day’s Knight (#11)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    The Bride Wore Black Leather (#12)
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Tales from the Nightside
    Simon R. Green
  • The Nightside Series
    Night Fall (#13)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    The Dark Side of the Road (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Dead Man Walking (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Very Important Corpses (#3)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Death Shall Come (#4)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Into the Thinnest of Air (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Murder in the Dark (#6)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (#7)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    Night Train to Murder (#8)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ishmael Jones Mysteries
    The House on Widows Hill (#9)
    Simon R. Green
  • Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series
    Mistworld (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series
    Ghostworld (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series
    Hellworld (#3)
    Simon R. Green
  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Rebellion (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker War (#3)
    Simon R. Green
  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Honor (#4)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Destiny (#5)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Legacy (#6)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Return (#7)
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  • Deathstalker Series
    Deathstalker Coda (#8)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    The Man with the Golden Torc (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    Daemons are Forever (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    The Spy Who Haunted Me (#3)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    From Hell With Love (#4)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    For Heaven’s Eyes Only (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    Live and Let Drood (#6)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    Casino Infernale (#7)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    Property of a Lady Faire (#8)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    From a Drood to a Kill (#9)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Dr. DOA (#10)
    Simon R. Green
  • Secret Histories Series
    Moonbreaker (#11)
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  • Secret Histories Series
    Night Fall (#12)
    Simon R. Green
  • Standalone
    Drinking Midnight Wine
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  • Standalone
    Shadows Fall
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  • Standalone
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Simon R. Green
  • Collections
    Tales of the Hidden World
    Simon R. Green
  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Blue Moon Rising (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Blood and Honor (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Down Among the Dead Men (#3)
    Simon R. Green
  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Beyond the Blue Moon (#4)
    Simon R. Green
  • Forest Kingdom Series
    Once in a Blue Moon (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ghost Finders Series
    Ghost of a Chance (#1)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ghost Finders Series
    Ghost of a Smile (#2)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ghost Finders Series
    Ghost of a Dream (#3)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Spirits from Beyond (#4)
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  • Ghost Finders Series
    Voices from Beyond (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • Ghost Finders Series
    Forces from Beyond (#6)
    Simon R. Green
  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    Wolf in the Fold (#4)
    Simon R. Green
  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    Guard Against Dishonor (#5)
    Simon R. Green
  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    The Bones of Haven (#6)
    Simon R. Green
  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    The Swords of Haven (Omnibus #1-3)
    Simon R. Green
  • Hawk and Fisher Series
    The Guards of Haven (Omnibus #4-6)
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Reviews

The Nightside Series

Something from the Nightside (#1)
“A fast-paced, macabre excursion into an entertaining world of twisted heroes and rampant weirdness.”

Locus

“Devotees of edgy urban fantasists Laurell K. Hamilton and Jim Butcher will eat this one up.”

RT Book Reviews

“So much fun it’s practically irresistible […] The start of a series of books that could come to dominate our beach reading for many a summer to come.”

Cemetery Dance

Agents of Light and Darkness (#2)
“Green’s writing style is a mix of creepy and matter-of-fact, perfectly suited to his dark-tinged story. Supernatural and religious elements combine in the Twilight Zone-like setting.”

RT Book Reviews

“Even better than the first […] one of the easiest and fastest reads I’ve had this summer.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Considerable skill […] so much fun you’re only thinking about what comes on the next page — or in the next book.”

Cemetery Dance

Nightingale’s Lament (#3)
“The latest installment in Green’s Nightside series is a delight — exciting, action packed, truly suspenseful.”

Booklist

“Strong characterization of a complicated hero is one of the qualities that makes Green’s series effective. With dark humor and psychological horror he rivals urban horror writers such as Jim Butcher and Christopher Golden. Laurell Hamilton fans should enjoy this series as well.”

RT Book Reviews

“NIGHTINGALE’S LAMENT offers all the pleasures of the previous novels while still seeming fresh […] Green is a remarkably effective writer, and his work here is exemplary. He describes vistas that are astonishing, inspiring and darker than the reader might expect. [...] Simon R. Green is a man who knows what works and delivers […] no less than a perfectly satisfactory reading experience.”

Cemetery Dance

Hex and the City (#4)
“Green is a master chef. Fans of Harry Dresden would find John Taylor a terrific read…but then again, so would any fan of good, dark urban fantasy. Recommended.”

SFRevu

Paths Not Taken (#5)
“Fans of the Nightside series will enjoy the journey into the past of London’s underworld.”

Booklist

“A great entrée into the series for new readers and will delight [old] fans […] of the Nightside as well.”

RT Books

Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (#6)
“Colorful and quirky characters […] packed with action and dark humor. Taylor is an eminently sympathetic hero.”

RT Book Reviews

“This is Green’s tour-de-force culmination of the Nightside books. Anyone who’s enjoyed the series to date absolutely must read this installment. Highly recommended.”

SFRevu

Hell to Pay (#7)
“The most entertaining aspect lies […] in anticipating what Green’s twisted imagination will conjure next.”

Publishers Weekly

“This is an absolutely fantastic and compulsively readable entry in Green’s long-running Nightside series. Witty banter, a well-constructed plot and compelling characters combine to make this one hell of a read.”

RT Book Reviews

“As always, Green shines in his over-the-top no-holds-barred action and descriptions of the Nightside’s nastiest, strangest corners […] No one can write quite like Simon Green […] A worthy addition to the Nightside series.”

Green Man Review

“Simon R. Green takes his Nightside series to the next level. With all the mysteries solved in the previous SHARPER THAN A SERPENT’S TOOTH, it was anyone’s guess where the story might go from here. Well, now we know–and it’s dynamite. If you’re looking for fast-paced, no-holds-barred dark urban fantasy, you need look no further: the Nightside is the place for you. With John Taylor as your guide, you know things will never be dull… Strongly recommended.”

SFRevu

“An easy and enjoyable entry into Green’s weird and wonderful world.”

SFX Magazine

The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)
“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

Just Another Judgment Day (#9)
“Yet another roller-coaster ride through the dark fantasy landscape of the nightside […] Certain to please Green’s legions of fans.

SFRevu

“The Nightside is perhaps my favorite of all those invented magical neighborhoods that have spawned in one series or another, and Tayor is fast becoming one of my favorite private eyes.”

Critical Mass

The Good, The Bad, and The Uncanny (#10)
“An enjoyable read and a worthy addition to the series, with plenty of Green’s patented snark and style. And the glimpse behind the curtain of one of the series’ most mysterious layers is a real treat.”

Sacramento Book Review

“Taylor’s snappy wit and quick thinking make for another exciting Nightside volume.”

Booklist

“The ripping, suspenseful and wry 10th tale in the Nightside series proves every bit the equal of Jim Butcher’s better known Harry Dresden books […] Longtime fans and first timers alike will applaud Green’s blend of fantasy, mystery, and humor.”

Publishers Weekly

“Readers who appreciate urban fantasy told with a flair for the ironic should find this hard-boiled fantasy detective tale to their liking.”

Library Journal

“A fast, intelligently written tale.”

Green Man Review

“Green remains the master of postmodern genre blending […] Fans of Green’s staggering body of work will be well rewarded in this volume.”

SFRevu

A Hard Day’s Knight (#11)
“[A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT] gleefully dives headlong into the story of King Arthur and Merlin [...] deftly mix[ing] centuries of historical myth with [its] own trademark twisted variations to weave an engaging story, full of dark humor and surprises. Green has pulled out all the stops for this one.”

Sacramento Book Review

“At least the equal of Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”

Kirkus

“With plenty of action packed in, fun characters, and outrageous villains, A HARD DAY’S KNIGHT should definitely please fantasy action fans.”

Booklist

“Irrepressible sarcasm and a twisted take on quotidian scenes.”

Publishers Weekly

“An extremely entertaining read full of hilarious in-jokes.”

RT Book Reviews

“The best novel to date in the series.”

Green Man Review

The Bride Wore Black Leather (#12)
“Another dramatic, inventive, and highly selective orgy of murder and mayhem. A hugely satisfying windup for one of fantasy’s most memorable constructs.”

Kirkus

“Superlative. An intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural. The pace never flags and the sardonic Chandleresque narration is perfectly suited to the Nightside’s fantastical mean streets.”

Publishers Weekly

Tales from the Nightside
“Devotees of Green’s murky, dangerous and utterly captivating Nightside will savor this collection of tales about some of its most notorious and strangely likable denizens […] Green’s wry humor and seemingly boundless imagination ensure that each tale is rich with with and phantasmagoric detail that will enchant fans all over again, and also offers an ideal opportunity for new readers to begin to find their way around this delightfully dark world for the first time.”

RT Book Reviews

“A macabre and thoroughly entertaining world.”

Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files

Night Fall (#13)
“A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible.”

Kirkus, starred review

“Long-time Green fans will be disappointed to learn that this is the last book planned for the two series (after MOONBREAKER, 2017) but will be glad they go out with a bang.”

Booklist

“In this epic conclusion to two long-running series, the Secret History books (following 2017’s MOONBREAKER) and the Nightside books (2015’s THE BIG GAME), Green pits the Drood family—the secret guardians of humankind—against the denizens of the Nightside—London’s dark heart where anything is possible […] With nods to his other urban fantasy works, such as GHOST FINDERS and SHADOWS FALL, Green tosses in everything including the kitchen sink in one final apocalyptic farewell. This is a worthwhile if not always happy ending for a sprawling cast of colorful characters, and readers will be curious to see where Green goes next.”

Publishers Weekly

“In the middle of the mayhem there are moments of great heroism, sacrifice, romance, and tragedy.”

Locus

“Simon R. Green knocks this one out of the ballpark as NIGHT FALL concludes both series with just the kind of urban fantasy mayhem we had hoped for.”

Fresh Fiction

Ishmael Jones Mysteries

The Dark Side of the Road (#1)
“[A] brisk, breezy first in a new mystery series […] With convincing supernatural twists [and] witty chapter titles […] readers will be anxious for a sequel.”

Publishers Weekly

“Genre-blending author Green introduces another wisecracking protagonist, Ishmael Jones […] Fans of the British TV series Torchwood will enjoy the irreverent, otherworldly protagonist.”

Booklist

“A new book from Green is always a treat for SF and urban fantasy fans, because they know that in his fictional worlds things are never quite what they seem until it’s too late. His first foray into more traditional crime fiction (albeit with an otherworldy flavor) will delight mystery readers, especially those who relish a bit of genre blending.”

Library Journal

“Pure horrific fun.”

Audio File Magazine

“Without a doubt, this is one of the best books the author has ever penned down.”

The Gatehouse

Dead Man Walking (#2)
“Not to be taken too seriously, this meld of SF and traditional hard-boiled spy fiction hints at plenty of further adventures.”

Publishers Weekly

“This sequel to the wonderful THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD takes the basic structure of a traditional English country house mystery and mixes it with a bit of supernatural horror and suspense. Richard Kadrey and E.E. Knight fans will particularly relish Green’s genre-blending novel.”

Library Journal

Very Important Corpses (#3)
“Ishmael is a wonderful character, an extraterrestrial living among humans, and the series (this is the third installment) is a clever mixture of thriller and SF-horror genres. Green is best known for the Deathstalker space operas, but give this one a few more installments to develop, and it could well become Green’s masterwork.”

Booklist, Starred Review

Death Shall Come (#4)
“Green’s style of sci-fi blends levity with a high body count.”

Kirkus

“Entertaining […] Green once again smoothly blends science fiction with classic detection.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lovers of high-quality fantasy and science fiction should make it a point to seek this guy out, if they haven’t already.”

Booklist

“This fourth series adventure (after Very Important Corpses) is fast-paced, entertaining, and genre-bending.”

Library Journal

Into the Thinnest of Air (#5)
“… those who love the series for Ishmael’s quick wit will be pleased.”

Booklist

Murder in the Dark (#6)
“Green follows up Into the Thinnest of Air with this latest blend of SF, mystery, and horror that features the author’s trademark black humor and ratchets up the suspense with a compelling story line reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.”

Library Journal

“When some researchers discover what appears to be a black hole that has suddenly manifested itself in Somerset, of all places, secret agent Ishmael Jones is on the case. [...] Jones is a very interesting character, a man (?) of many layers, and readers who have been following his adventures will find much to enjoy in this latest escapade. Readers who have not yet made Jones’ acquaintance need to get with the program now."

Booklist

Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (#7)
“The big story here is his struggle to maintain his own humanity.”

Kirkus

“Fans of the series will be delighted to reconnect with the quick-witted detective and to learn a little bit more about his early days on the planet.”

Booklist

Night Train to Murder (#8)
“Fun, fast-paced, light fare that passes almost as quickly as that fatal train ride.”

Kirkus

“[An] entertaining romp.”

Publishers Weekly

“Energetically written, with larger-than-life characters, stories that gleefully push the boundaries of plausibility, and plenty of neck-wrenching plot twists [...] SF/fantasy fans who haven't yet discovered the Jones novels are in for a real treat.”

Booklist Online

The House on Widows Hill (#9)
“A fast, fun supernatural thriller that never takes itself too seriously.”

Kirkus

“This thoroughly entertaining adventure works equally well with series followers and with newbies to the world of Ishmael Jones.”

Booklist

Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series

Mistworld (#1)
“Lots of action […] an uncomplicated plot […] and plenty of exotic dangers and scenes, the kind of story you read to clear your mind of everyday hassles.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Green moves his plot at top speed, and his characters are alive and his background solid.”

Asimov's SF Magazine

Deathstalker Series

Deathstalker (#1)
“When Owen Deathstalker, foppish aristocrat-about-the-galaxy and master of the martial arts who’d rather write history, is outlawed by the maximally evil empress Lionstone, it’s a pretty sure bet that narrow escapes and desperate deeds will follow. They do. This first-in-a-series is populated by a suave and suitably blasé hero, nasty villians galore, a wide assortment of peculiar supporting characters of many bizarre species, and the requisite confused love interest; and it is set on a criminal planet, Mistworld, at an imperial court, and all over a wildly variegated galaxy. Green blends derring-do, space battles and wry banter aplenty to form an eminently satisfying space opera.”

Booklist

“A huge SF novel of sweeping scope, told with a strong sense of legend […] some old-fashioned heroes and a theme of honor — and for the most part, it works.”

Locus

“Exciting and colourful.”

SF Site

Deathstalker Rebellion (#2)
“Green makes a virtue of taking everything to extremes, and has a lot of fun […] the action is fast and frantic, even compelling.”

Locus

“[A] grand space opera […] fighting, treachery, intrigue, romance, and lots of good plain fun.”

SF Site

Deathstalker War (#3)
“The action is fast and frenzied […] Consistently entertains with some wondrously quirky and warped characters.”

Locus

Deathstalker Honor (#4)
“Green writes great space opera, with blasters and swords and heroes that kick butt around the galaxy.”

SF Site

Deathstalker Destiny (#5)
“[An] incredible romp through a wonderful universe of space opera, filled with outrageous and incredibly powerful heroes and villains, swords and disruptors and more lethal creatures than you can imagine.”

SF Site

Deathstalker Legacy (#6)
“An over-the-top masterpiece that veers between brutal comedy and touching riffs on love, loyalty and betrayal […] bloody funny and extremely bloody.”

The Guardian

“Swashbuckling […] rushes from one dramatic set piece to the next […] When Lewis sets off on his heroic quest to locate the original Deathstalker, accompanied by an outrageously diverse band of cohorts, the prospect of another long series of long novels actually sounds like fun.”

Publishers Weekly

“Full of high drama and huge body count […] it’s good fun in Green’s best gory style, and all ends with a cliffhanger escape that promises much more action to come in future volumes.”

Locus

“One of the few writers still using the galactic empire as a theme, and he does it to good effect. At times the stories have some of the feel of a fantasy epic, but they’re undeniably sf, rip roaring space operas with dastardly villains, exciting battles, nefarious plots, and strong willed heroes. Take this as an antidote after one too many serious and relevant stories about the human condition.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“A great facility with action scenes [and] dialogue [...] Terrific new characters.”

SFX Magazine

Deathstalker Return (#7)
“A fun, twisty romp with surprises around every corner.”

Publishers Weekly

“Have fun. Reading even one Deathstalker leaves one feeling jollier than before.”

Booklist

“Space opera at its finest […] The motley band of rebels plays off each other with the sharp wit and endearing affection found in the best buddy comedies, and Lewis, with his wry humor, is an engaging galactic Indiana Jones.”

RT Book Reviews

“Space opera on a grand scale done with great talent and a sense of adventure.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Highly readable, with plenty of interesting, fun characters and enjoyable ideas […] Green’s fluid, often tongue-in-cheek style really helps the pages fly.”

SFX Magazine

Deathstalker Coda (#8)
“Action, characterization, and ethical dilemmas all balanced and mingled in a way to keep readers turning pages.”

Booklist

“Green’s ingenuity and sarcastic prose style keep readers from getting grossed out by the bloodshed or bored by tired space opera theatrics.”

Publishers Weekly

“Green has created an amazing universe that stretches light years into the far future. DEATHSTALKER CODA provides a very satisfying conclusion to a highly enjoyable series.”

RT Book Reviews

“Thankfully, DEATHSTALKER CODA is one of those books that has quite obviously been written to entertain you, the reader, rather than simply indulge the writer. CODA bounds forward at a terrific pace […] always keeping its focus on the characters rather than impenetrable technobabble. [Green's] prose sparkles with wit, great dialogue and a genuine sense of place. CODA retains the sense of adventure and high spirits that so many epics lose when they drown in their own backstory. You really shouldn’t start the series here, but you’d probably enjoy it even if you did.”

SFX Magazine

“An epic crescendo in this final installment. Green uses every trick in his extensive repertoire in constructing this ultimate Deathstalker adventure. Highly recommended.”

SFRevu

“DEATHSTALKER CODA is the latest, last, and possibly even the best installment of Simon R. Green’s sprawling space opera, a story overflowing with over-the-top action, memorable characters, bizarre twists, unexpected revelations, monumental battles, huge armies, and visceral fight scenes.”

SF Site

Secret Histories Series

The Man with the Golden Torc (#1)
“This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred.”

Publishers Weekly

“Green sustains a good spy thriller’s breakneck action with lots of magic, strange creatures, and even some character growth and romance. His new series star is one fun character.”

Booklist

“With crossover appeal to fans of urban fantasy and adventure/suspense, this witty fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries.”

Library Journal

“Written in Green’s usual sarcastically snarky style, this is an entertaining and enjoyable series first […] While the story treads on the same ground as Green’s Nightside series, it stands on its own with the addition of James Bond-esque gadgets and highjinks.”

RT Book Reviews

“The wisecracking plot hits the ground running and ends with a riproaring finale. Green has certainly provided himself with plenty of scope for Eddie’s future adventures.”

Starburst Magazine

“SECRET HISTORIES is a mix of James Bond and Blade, a fast-paced roller-coaster ride through the dark side. The equivelant of a theme park ride, seat of your pants writing, with larfer than life characters and exaggerated situations. You’ll step off exhilarated and a little dizzy, but you’ll be aware that you had a pretty good time.”

SFRevu

“It’s almost impossible to find a writer with a more fertile imagination than Simon, and in his latest book he combines that imagination with non-stop action adventure and a dash of romance. He’s a writer who seems endlessly inventive.”

Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Daemons are Forever (#2)
“Fast and energetic […] Green loves the wide-screen splash of cinematic battles against zombie hordes, and genuine traces of tragedy and nobility underlie the nonstop punning banter and pop culture references, lending surprise nuance to this merry metaphysical romp.”

Publishers Weekly

“Green supplies some much needed tongue-in-cheek humor to a genre that often takes itself too seriously.”

Library Journal

“A fantastic story. The action is fast paces, and the dialogue is clever and amusing. This book is a delight from beginning to end, and readers will eagerly look forward to the next in the series.”

RT Book Reviews

“Rivals anything out of [Ian] Fleming’s imagination […] Green delivers on the high-stakes action/adventure in this new Eddie Drood tale.”

SFRevu

“Full of sharp twists and sudden curves, a roller-coaster of a storyline thta manages to pull out more than one surprise when you’re not looking […] Simon R. Green [is] doing what he does best, and delivering yet another high-octane performance.”

Green Man Review

The Spy Who Haunted Me (#3)
“As usual, the narrative moves at a fast clip and the sarcasm flows freely. Another action-packed melding of spy story and fantasy, featuring suave sleuthing, magican powers and a generous dash of dry wit.”

Kirkus

“Green’s Drood books are fun, funny and action-packed, and Eddie is one of Green’s most entertaining creations.”

Booklist

“Engaging, well-crafted quests take the team from Loch Ness to Roswell, where Eddie is forced to choose between saving humanity and recovering the information his family desperately needs. Though some supporting characters are clearly meant to be disposable, Eddie makes a likable hero, and fans will enjoy following him through this surprisingly complex mystery.”

Publishers Weekly

“Once again, Green delivers a tale complete with witty dialogue, exciting action-packed adventure and close encounters of the bizarre kind — in Green’s classic wry style. A page-turner from first to last.”

RT Book Reviews

“Rollicking.”

Gold Coast Review (Australia)

“Perhaps the best Eddie Drood adventure to date, with lots of snark, sardonic wit, violence and perhaps one of the most tender goodbyes in Green’s canon. Fans will love it, and those interested in giving Green a try should pick it up. Strongly recommended.”

SFRevu

From Hell With Love (#4)
“Gripping, fast-paced, emotionally intense […] Fans of the series will be delighted by the deft combination of urban fantasy adventure, sharp-edged sarcasm, and treachery upon treachery, which make this installment strong enough to stand alone as a great introduction to Green’s work.”

Publishers Weekly

“Witty urban fantasy […] Series fans should enjoy this extended parody and the genuine storytelling skill that lies beneath it.”

Library Journal

“Filled with fun gadgetry, humor and underneath it all, some pointed observations about loyalty, family and the human quest for immortality. New readers will appreciate [it].”

RT Book Reviews

“Green delivers yet another powerhouse in this volume […] Fans of Green’s singular knack for genre-bending mashups and high octane excitement will be delight[ed] by this newest installment.”

SFRevu

“An intelligently written novel that advances the story of the characters while telling a ripping good yarn. I wholeheartedly recommend this novel.”

Green Man Review

“Simon R. Green is a great favorite of mine, and I think FROM HELL WITH LOVE is the best Edwin Drood book so far.”

Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DEAD IN THE FAMILY

For Heaven’s Eyes Only (#5)
“A winning fifth entry […] Clever world-building, madcap characters, cheeky one-liners, and a James Bond feel make this series stand out, and a surprise ending will have readers eagerly anticipating the next Eddie Drood adventure.”

Publishers Weekly

“Green’s popular Drood series carries on in its expected clever, action-packed manner […] Fans of Green’s madcap fantasies will enjoy the ride.”

RT Book Reviews

“Enjoyable, fast-paced and fun entertainment […] this one is not to be missed.”

SFRevu

“Action-packed, intense, rocket-paced and completely, utterly, shamelessly over the top, everything fans have come to expect and then some […] the perfect popcorn book.”

Green Man Review

Live and Let Drood (#6)
“The usual pithy banter, and Green’s outrageously creative magic.”

RT Book Reviews

Casino Infernale (#7)
“The bottom line is that if you are a Simon Green fan, you’ll enjoy this book. With its ties to the rest of his universe, and all of his other qualities present in abundance, it’s everything that’s made him a bestselling author and then some.”

Tor.com

“Green has a fantastic new entry in this series, with his trademark cameos and shout-outs to his own work and many other pop culture touchstones, all building to a shattering climax where it all comes down to one decision. By contrast, the reader’s decision is easy: buy this book.”

SFRevu

Property of a Lady Faire (#8)
“Tons of plot, nonstop semicomic action, and further revelations about the entire Drood brood and their mysterious mission—what’s not to enjoy? Close to the best of a fun series.”

Kirkus

“Jumping from battle to battle, the action never stops in this eighth series entry that attempts to cross James Bond-style secret agent high jinks with urban fantasy. Fun, escapist fare.”

Library Journal

“Green’s imagination seems boundless, and this eighth installment of his snarky, dark paranormal noir Eddie Drood series is only further proof of that. Green also manages to weave genuinely moving moments and deeply poignant relationships into the colorful and irresistibly humorous scenes, creating a story that is superbly well balanced and instantly engaging.”

RT Book Reviews

From a Drood to a Kill (#9)
“This ninth book in the Secret Histories series carries the story along at a relentless pace fueled by a whimsical fantasy-noir attitude […] an easy read for those who want a fantasy-genre mash-up that doesn’t slow down.”

Booklist

“Eddie Drood’s ninth adventure sees him tackling not only powerful paranormal enemies, but also his own morally complex past. The result is a book as quick-paced, snarky and imaginative as any that have come before, but the intensely personal issues that Eddie is forced to confront make this book particularly emotional and intensely gripping. FROM A DROOD TO A KILL adds enormously to an already fascinating series and offers plenty of promise for the tales still to come.”

RT Book Reviews

“FROM A DROOD TO A KILL is Simon R. Green’s latest entry in the terrific Secret Histories series, a literary love letter to the spy thrillers of the ’60s mashed up with every sort of paranormal weirdness under the sun. It’s sort of ‘James Bond Meets the National Enquirer,’ with an extra helping of weirdness and snark….a great addition to the Eddie Drood narrative and even puts things in place for the next installment…Highly recommended.”

SFRevu

Dr. DOA (#10)
“While Green’s worldbuilding is pretty much a given in this series, he continues to amaze with his mix of contemporary London and the paranormal London that resides just outside of normal human perspective. New characters — both organic and otherwise — provide not just color, but a dose of wry humor. The first-person narrative works well in this fast-paced outing, but the unresolved ending is sudden. Readers have to wait to see what happens in the next book.”

RT Book Reviews

“Simon R. Green has yet another winner on his hands with DR. DOA! The Secret Histories series artfully blends together the best elements of the urban fantasy and spy genres as Eddie Drood/Shamon Bond is definitely a hero to remember.”

Fresh Fiction

Moonbreaker (#11)
“A rollicking fun outing that introduces readers to even more of the Droods’ particular brand of top-secret adventures and gadgets.”

RT Book Reviews

Night Fall (#12)
“A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“Long-time Green fans will be disappointed to learn that this is the last book planned for the two series (after MOONBREAKER, 2017) but will be glad they go out with a bang.”

Booklist

“In this epic conclusion to two long-running series, the Secret History books (following 2017’s MOONBREAKER) and the Nightside books (2015’s THE BIG GAME), Green pits the Drood family—the secret guardians of humankind—against the denizens of the Nightside—London’s dark heart where anything is possible […] With nods to his other urban fantasy works, such as GHOST FINDERS and SHADOWS FALL, Green tosses in everything including the kitchen sink in one final apocalyptic farewell. This is a worthwhile if not always happy ending for a sprawling cast of colorful characters, and readers will be curious to see where Green goes next.”

Publishers Weekly

“In the middle of the mayhem there are moments of great heroism, sacrifice, romance, and tragedy.”

Locus

“Simon R. Green knocks this one out of the ballpark as NIGHT FALL concludes both series with just the kind of urban fantasy mayhem we had hoped for.”

Fresh Fiction

Standalone

Drinking Midnight Wine
“An incredibly English novel, in the best sense of the word.”

The Guardian

“Another wildly fantastic extravaganza bound to please [Green's] many fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“Green weaves numerous plot threads together with vivid characters, sharp dialogue, and a touch of Terry Pratchettish absurdity. This world and these characters are so amusing that it will be a shame if Green doesn’t revisit them.”

Booklist

“An engaging cross-world fantasy that transforms a small English village into a realm of wonder and nightmare. Fans of the urban fantasies of Charles de Lint and Tanya Huff should enjoy this multilayered tale. For most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“A fantastic tale [...] DRINKING MIDNIGHT WINE has a little of everything — mystery, fantasy, horror, suspense and a wicked sense of humor. Green throws it all in a [b]lender and what comes out is a very satisfying story.”

The News-Star

“With his usual over-the-top style, Green mixes gods, angels, hard-hitting violence, and mundane details with absurd abandon, working humor into even the most horrifying moments, for some great fun, with a bit of a blood-stained edge to it.”

Locus

“Wisecracking fantasy adventure. An entertaining romp […] Many of Green’s characters have a depth that humorous fantasy often lacks.”

Starburst Magazine

“A likable hero, some new takes on the set up, and [Green's] usual highly polished adventure format […] I wouldn’t mind another trip to the worlds of Veritie and Mysterie.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

Shadows Fall
“A memorable effort with some brilliant moments. The finale is epic.”

Locus

“SHADOWS FALL is an extraordinary town.”

Publishers Weekly

“Definitely a Simon Green classic. It’s great fun, and worth reading whether you’re a fan of urban fiction, a fan of Simon Green, or just in the mood for something sprawling, epic, action-packed and yet confined to the pages of a single book. Give it a shot if you haven’t already.”

Green Man Review

Collections

Tales of the Hidden World
“TALES OF THE HIDDEN WORLD is a tour of these secret worlds, and Green serves as both tour guide and ringmaster to unexpected wonders and perils within […] Readers who mostly know Green through his Drood or Nightside novels will be pleasantly surprised to see some unfamiliar tricks up his sleeve.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“Though primarily known as a bestselling novelist, Green has a knack for shorter tales as well […] Recommended.”

SFRevu

Forest Kingdom Series

Blue Moon Rising (#1)
“Delightful.”

New York Daily News

“Easily my favorite of Simon Green’s fantasy novels.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

Beyond the Blue Moon (#4)
“Continuing the adventures of a pair of charmingly roguish and intensely honorable heroes, this fast-moving wisecracking sequel to BLUE MOON RISING belongs in most fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“Fans of Hawk & Fisher will particularly enjoy the revelations about the deadly duo’s background, and as always Green provides plenty of spectacular violence and some spectactular wonders. Solving the mystery is almost incidental, but that doesn’t really matter in this engrossing adventure.”

Locus

“One of the best fantasy books I’ve read all year […] I can’t recommend the book highly enough.”

Green Man Review

Once in a Blue Moon (#5)
“ONCE IN A BULE MOON is full of action, intrigue, wild magic, hordes of demons, artifacts of terrifying power, and heroes who are both sometimes brutally bloodthirsty and relatable at the same time. This story is classic fantasy turned to 11, and [exemplifies] Simon Green’s writing style, which manages somehow to be both lighthearted and grim, dark, and brutal […] fans of Green’s writing will find much to enjoy here.”

San Francisco Book Review

“An energetic, engaging and poignant success. The scope of Green’s world and the cast are enormous, but every scene is infused with such touching humanity and delightful wit that it’s impossible not to be drawn along each step of the journey and become a part of every relationship.”

RT Book Reviews

“Quirky secondary characters […] add touches of oddball humor. The political scheming is as important as the magic, blending together for a story with intriguing depth. The sheer volume of information, an occasional swear word, and a few mature references, such as the magical tantric sex classes, make this a good choice for older teens looking for engaging, epic fantasy.”

VOYA

“His characters have heart and soul, and the whole story, as mad and epic and wild and weird and wonderful as it is, somehow feels intimate and personal for it. [Green has] realized he’d created pure gold, and he’s been striving for that level of perfection ever since. One of the first and and quite possibly the best of Green’s fantasies, this is a book I wholeheartedly recommend to fantasy lovers. Some twenty years after its first release, it remains relevant, exciting, and worth picking up.”

Green Man Reviews

“As endings go, this is about a much a love letter as a writer can create, and well done, too. Recommended.”

SFRevu

Ghost Finders Series

Ghost of a Chance (#1)
“All of Green’s trademark banter, plot twists, and ultra vibrant super-natural eeriness […] I’m most definitely looking forward to further adventures.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“Skirmishes and plot twists rule as Green serves up enough blood and viscera to slake the thirst of any thriller aficianado. Readers will appreciate the camaraderie and snappy dialogue of what is sure to become Britain’s favorite ghost hunters.”

Publishers Weekly

“This first book in Green’s newest series embodies everything his fans expect in his novels: interesting characters with plenty of room for growth, lots of action laced with sharp humor and a well-honed sense of the macabre […] Green has laid a solid foundation for an engaging series with seemingly unlimited potential.”

RT Book Reviews

“As a launching point for a new series, new readers and Green’s legion of fans should find GHOST OF A CHANCE a terrific kickoff, with lots of exciting adventures certainly in store.”

SFRevu

“It’s good [...] fast-paced, filled with nifty concepts and memorable characters, and quite enjoyable.”

Green Man Review

“Thoroughly entertaining!”

Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files

Ghost of a Smile (#2)
“[Green] gleefully tweaks the natural fear of experimentation (and the inscrutable motivations of the men behind it), bringing some real-world paranoia into his fantasy-laden playground. It’s a gamble that pays off nicely […] With his Nightside series ending soon, the Ghost Finders books are quickly proving to be worthy replacements.”

Sacramento Book Review

“Packed with creepy thrills, GHOST OF A SMILE is a mighty strong follow-up in this brand new series. Ghost hunting has never been quite this exciting. Recommended.”

SFRevu

Ghost of a Dream (#3)
“Undeniably a fun, free-wheeling romp with things that go bump in the night […] this is an enjoyable read with slapstick vignettes and cleverly devised situations.”

RT Book Reviews

“Readers who enjoy a roller-coaster ride through a haunted house (well, theater, but I’m mixing metaphors here) will love this novel. Not exactly a hopping-on point, it is nevertheless a terrific continuation of the Ghost Finders’ adventures, with loads of horrors, thrills and shocks to keep readers turning pages long into the night. Recommended.”

SFRevu

Spirits from Beyond (#4)
“SPIRITS FROM BEYOND […] picks up to that same masterful level of storytelling [Green] is known for. And he delivers with this excellent work of classic, good old ghost hunter fun that we’ve come to love.”

The Gatehouse

Voices from Beyond (#5)
“Green comes through with more than enough gore, wit, and mild suspense to satisfy series fans.”

Publishers Weekly

“From the depths of Green’s imagination comes the latest fascinating paranormal adventure in his Ghost Finders series. Fans will delight in the evolution of these surprisingly complex and sympathetic characters, but new readers will have no issues falling into this quick, smart escapade and reveling in the eerie and unpredictable world of the Ghost Finders. The contrast between Green’s deceptively light narrative tone and trademark snarky humor and the genuinely creepy elements of this story make for a combination that is unsettling, engaging and downright irresistible.”

RT Book Reviews

“A rollercoaster ride with mounting stakes until an all-or-nothing climax [...] Recommended.”

SFRevu

Forces from Beyond (#6)
“Green’s boundless imagination never fails to delight, and his ability to blend chillingly creepy descriptions and emotionally wrenching details with arch humor makes this sixth Ghost Finders novel particularly memorable — and thoroughly eerie. He doesn’t waste a moment launching his endearing and enigmatic operatives on their quest through a revealing opening scene reminiscent of Lovecraft, and their adventure is, as ever, high-stakes and fast-paced. The final scenes are particularly epic, jarring and bittersweet in a way that only Green can craft.”

RT Book Reviews

Hawk and Fisher Series

The Swords of Haven (Omnibus #1-3)
“I think what charmed me about it is the absolutely unabashed manner in which Green has copied the style of almost any current cop/detective/sleuth TV show — I kept seeing Hawk as a slightly aging Ken Wahl, and the situations and dialogue are straight off your current screen […] Green makes this peculiar combination of classic fantasy and modern tube script work; it’s good fun, and ideal light reading.”

Asimov's SF Magazine

“Swift, intriguing and lively. Green has a marvelous gift of leavening grim situations with wicked wit, and the intrigues are intricative enough to leave even the most practised mystery-solver puzzling. A stormer of a series. Fine stuff.”

Prism UK

“Haven is one of the most interesting settings yet to appear in fantasy fiction, and Green’s very different approach to writing fantasy adventure — bearing a strong resemblance to the private eye novel — works surprisingly well.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Green’s hallmark–mashing up genres and inventing something entirely new and engaging–is on full display in these three stories. At heart a modern police proceedural, the inclusion of a fantasy-medieval setting, magic of various stripes and a backstory familiar to Green’s faithful readers, make the Haven series far more than the sum of its parts. A high fantasy counterpart to the Nightside. Strongly recommended.”

SFRevu

Awards & Accolades

The Nightside Series

Nightingale’s Lament (#3)
USA

#7 Locus Bestseller List

Hex and the City (#4)
USA

#7 Locus Bestseller List

Paths Not Taken (#5)
USA

#4 Locus Bestseller List

Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (#6)
USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

Hell to Pay (#7)
USA

#2 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#38 Neilson Bookscan Mass Market List

The Unnatural Inquirer (#8)
USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#4 Neilson Bookscan Fantasy Hardcover List

USA

#43 Neilson Bookscan Hardcover List

Just Another Judgment Day (#9)
USA

#41 New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

USA

Top 40 overall fiction for Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Bookscan

A Hard Day’s Knight (#11)
USA

#34 New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

Tales from the Nightside
Night Fall (#13)

Ishmael Jones Mysteries

Very Important Corpses (#3)
USA

NY Times bestseller

France

Best Novel

Twilight of the Empire (Deathstalker Prelude) Series

Deathstalker Series

Deathstalker (#1)
USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

Deathstalker Rebellion (#2)
USA

#9 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 Barnes & Noble / Dalton Bestseller List

USA

#8 Walden Books Bestseller List

Deathstalker War (#3)
USA

#6 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 Barnes & Noble / Dalton Bestseller List

USA

#9 Walden Books Bestseller List

Deathstalker Honor (#4)
USA

#3 Barnes & Noble / Dalton Bestseller List

USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#5 Walden Books Bestseller List

Deathstalker Legacy (#6)
USA

#6 Locus Bestseller List (Hardcover)

Deathstalker Return (#7)
USA

#8 Locus Bestseller List (Hardcover)

Deathstalker Coda (#8)
USA

#6 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 Barnes & Noble Bestseller List (Science Fiction Hardcover)

USA

Romantic Times Award Finalist: “Best SF Novel”

Secret Histories Series

The Man with the Golden Torc (#1)
USA

#23 New York Times Mass Market Fiction Bestseller List

USA

#5 Locus Bestseller List

USA

#6 debut Barnes & Noble SF/F Hardcover Bestseller List

Daemons are Forever (#2)
USA

#4 debut Neilsen Bookscan Hardcover Fantasy Bestseller

USA

#12 debut Neilsen Bookscan Fantasy Bestseller

For Heaven’s Eyes Only (#5)
USA

#5 debut New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List

Dr. DOA (#10)
USA

Fresh Fiction: “Fresh Pick”

Night Fall (#12)

Standalone

Drinking Midnight Wine
USA

#2 Locus Trade Paperback Bestseller List

USA

#6 Locus Mass-Market Paperback Besteller List

USA

Finalist, Children of the Night Award: “Best Dark Fantasy”

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
USA

New York Times Bestseller

Collections

Forest Kingdom Series

Blue Moon Rising (#1)
USA

Locus Bestseller

Ghost Finders Series

Hawk and Fisher Series