Something From the Nightside

Something From the Nightside

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Penguin Putnam
Taylor is the name, John Taylor. My card says I’m a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding lost things. It’s part of the gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside.
           
I left there a long time ago, with my skin and sanity barely intact. Now I make my living in the sunlit streets of London. But business has been slow lately, so when Joanna Barrett showed up at my door, reeking of wealth, asking me to find her runaway teenage daughter, I didn’t say no.
           
Then I found out exactly where the girl had gone.

The Nightside. That square mile of Hell in the middle of the city, where it’s always three A.M. Where you can walk beside myths and drink with monsters. Where nothing is what it seems and everything is possible.
          
I swore I’d never return. But there’s a kid in danger and a woman depending on me. So I have no choice—I’m going home.

Random House, Inc.
John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines

Baker & Taylor
Taylor, a detective gifted with the extraordinary ability to find things that are lost, must descend into the world of Nightside, a dark realm of alternate reality--rife with myths, monsters, and legends, to find the missing daughter of a wealthy client. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Taylor, a detective gifted with the ability to find lost things, must descend into the world of Nightside, a dark realm of alternate reality, to find the missing daughter of a wealthy client.

Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2003
Edition: Ace mass-market ed
ISBN: 0441010652 (pbk.)
9780441010653 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC GREEN
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 18 cm

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billmacrotarian
Jan 03, 2015

Something From the Nightside combines overt references to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler with urban fantasy. Detective John Taylor returns to Nightside, an area of London that isn’t on the map and where it’s always 3 am, in search of a runaway girl. Conflicts along the way lead to a thunderous climax and a satisfactory conclusion to the first novel in this series. It’s a quick read being both simply written and engrossing. I look forward to the sequels.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 03, 2011

Fun, fast and unique.

There's nothing quite like the nightside novels. Green has created an entertainingly dark alter-world that just makes sense. If you haven't tried the NIghtside novels, you're missing out.

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mopsey
Aug 21, 2008

excellent story - can't wait to read others in this series

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