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Nightingale's Lament

Nightside Book 3

By Simon R. Green

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Private eye John Taylor must find the Nightingale before her magical voice ensorcels the entire Nightside - and drives all the denizens of the netherworlds to suicide!

Private eye John Taylor must find the Nightingale before her magical voice ensorcels the entire Nightside - and drives all the denizens of the netherworlds to suicide!

No one likes a diva - particularly one who lures her fans to an early grave.

In the concealed heart of London known as the Nightside, a place of everlasting darkness, private eye John Taylor has a new case: finding the elusive young songstress known as the Nightingale. The singer has fallen under the influence of a merciless husband-and-wife management team. Once she sang cheerful, upbeat tunes; now her songs are so melancholy that all who hear her are driven to suicide.

Taylor is determined to uncover the truth behind this powerful voice, before the whole of the Nightside falls under the singer's deadly spell.

But to do so, he must first listen to the Nightingale himself . . .

Nightingale's Lament is the third title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.

Biographical Notes

Simon R. Green was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, where he now lives after some years in Leicester studying for his MA in Modern English and American Literature; he also studied history and has a combined Humanities degree. After years of rejections, he sold seven novels at once, just two days after he started working at Bilbo's Bookshop in Bath, after three and a half years of unemployment. The following year, he hit the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists with the novelisation of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which has sold more than 370,000 copies, and continues to sell. His bestselling novels span fantasy, space opera and horror, and include the Deathstalker, Nightside, Ghost Finders, Secret History and Hawk and Fisher series. He is currently working on a new Deathstalker novel.

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  • ISBN: 9781848669529
  • Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
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  • Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
'Another wildly fantastic extravaganza' Publisher's Weekly. — Publisher's Weekly
Simon R. Green's Nightside series is a delight from beginning to end... The Nightside books are, unashamedly, all about having a bloody good time reading works that have more than their fair share of "ics." Fantastic, comedic, sarcastic, caustic and heroic are just a few that spring to mind — SF Site
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 — Romantic Times
NIGHTINGALE'S LAMENT offers all the pleasures of the previous novels while still seeming fresh. Green's prose is consistently funny... The NightSide is entertainingly explored, and Green creates several scenes of horrifically imaginative awe. 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. Green's characterization deserves praise as well as his prose. Simon R. Green is a man who knows what works and delivers...no less than a perfectly satisfactory reading experience — Cemetery Dance
NIGHTINGALE'S LAMENT is a good addition in the Nightside series — The Book Plank
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