Friday, June 26, 2015
The Dark Side of the Road by Simon R. Green
Ishmael Jones - Book 1
This book is the start of a new series for Green. I really liked his Nightside and Drood series so I was looking forward to this one. The plot is basically Clue in an English country manor house which has been socked in by a winter storm. Jones is the stranger called in by one of the party guests because he thinks he is in danger. Multiple deaths ensue and Jones is tasked with trying to identify the murderer from the limited pool of suspects. There is a paranormal / supernatural element that turns a little Dr. Whoish by the end. I'm hoping that this book just suffered from the same problem as a lot of books that start a series, too much world building and scene setting without much character development. Fingers crossed the rest will live up to the standard set by the Nightside series.