Murder in the Dark

Murder in the Dark

The sudden appearance of a sinister black hole in the English countryside leads to a baffling murder investigation for Ishmael Jones. "The past is England's dreaming, and not all of it sleeps soundly..." Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hi The sudden appearance of a sinister black hole in the English countryside leads to a baffling murder investigat...

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Title:Murder in the Dark
Author:Simon R. Green
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Murder in the Dark
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Murder in the Dark Reviews

  • Mai
    Aug 11, 2018
    I received an ARC from the publisher via Net Galley. Thank you! All opinions are my own. Murder in the Dark is part of the Ishmael Jones series which I haven't read before. Still, I didn't find it difficult to follow and quickly caught up with the characters. I enjoyed this mixture ...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 21, 2018
    Another science fiction/mystery title in the Ishmael Jones series. These are sort of a guilty pleasure for me, along the lines of the old horror movies I watched as a teen. Ishmael and his intrepid girlfriend Penny investigate paranormal "problems" for the mysterious Organization, and ...
  • Lesa
    Nov 29, 2018
    If you haven't yet discovered Simon R. Green's Ishmael Jones mysteries, Murder in the Dark is a good place to start. It's not quite as graphically violent as some of the earlier ones in the series. In fact, this one is reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None with the ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Aug 31, 2018
    This book actually takes to readers away from the usual creepy haunted house/mansion etc theme. Instead, there is a hole. Yes sir, a killing hole! I always enjoy these books although, the very best of the Ismael Jones book is the brilliant DEAD MAN WALKING. Could be that it was the ver...
  • Annarella
    Nov 28, 2018
    It's the first book I read in this series but not the first one by Simon R. Green. I read it in one setting and I couldn't put it down. I don't know if the genre is sci-fi, horror or paranormal thriller, I think it kept me reading feeling the growing creepiness and claustrophobia. I...
  • Viccy
    Jul 11, 2019
    Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt travel deep into the English countryside to investigate the sudden appearance of a black hole that has suddenly appeared at an archaeological dig. One of the archaeologists has fallen in and never came back out. Two rival secret operations, Black Hole (...
  • Tasula
    Feb 27, 2019
    Although I liked the book some, I thought Ishmael Jones was pretty ineffective at protecting his charges, a group of scientists investigating a huge hole that suddenly appeared on a hillside. It took him quite a few deaths before he figured out what was causing them, and he issued sugg...
  • Penny Noble
    Nov 28, 2018
    I have been a fan of this author since I first started reading his Nightside series. When this series came up, I was very excited and dived right in. We are now at the sixth book, and I am on the fence about it. Don?t get me wrong: this book is well-written, has an interesting plot, ...
  • Sue
    Jan 16, 2019
    In the latest Ishmael Jones mystery, he and Penny take off in her vintage car for the countryside where a black hole has appeared on a lonely hillside. They are to supervise/protect scientists studying this unknown phenomenon. The disappearance of an archaeologist on a nearby dig preci...
  • Ami
    Aug 04, 2019
    Originally posted on the book blog Creature From the Book Lagoon. * Rating was actually a 3.5 but I rounded up to a 4. Well. This is book 6 in the series. And I have voiced several complaints about the other books in this series so far in my past reviews. I love this author, but ...
  • Renee
    Aug 16, 2018
    This was creepy. I read it under a blanket half the time because I was alone in my house. I loved the end twist and how were are finding out more and more about Ishmael with each story. Penny is awesome and I can't wait for the next installment. ...
  • Amy
    Dec 29, 2018
    WHAT THE EFFFFFF. I think I just had the emotional equivalent of a bodily function accident. Did NOT expect that entire ending. I mean holy crap Ishmael got some hardcore answers about himself. I mean vague enough but I'm confident the next book(s) will provide more. GAH this serie...
  • Maxine
    Oct 28, 2018
    Strange holes that seem to defy all the laws of physics have been appearing and disappearing in the English countryside. During a scientific investigation of the most recent appearance, an archaeologist disappears into the hole and doesn't return. Now Ismael, alien (as in not of this w...
  • S.J. Higbee
    Dec 05, 2018
    I?m not sure at what point I began to see the funny side of this adventure, but when I did, there was a fair amount that set me quietly chuckling. Green?s dark humour is more apparent and gory in his Deathstalker series, but I found this version more enjoyable. If you are lookin...
  • August Is Azathoth The Haunted Reading Room
    Aug 01, 2018
    Review: MURDER IN THE DARK by Simon R. Green Another totally gripping paranormal/sci-fi thriller from an author who consistently delivers engrossing, compelling. and thought-provoking paranormal fiction. MURDER IN THE DARK is the newest in the Ishmael Jones Series, about the secreti...
  • Joanne Hurley
    Aug 10, 2018
    Thanks to #NetGalley and #SimonRGreen for the opportunity to read and review #MurderInTheDark, the new Ismael Jones and Penny Belcourt novel. It was a lot of fun to touch base with Ish and Penny again, having read others in the series. Unlike the previous locked room mystery that In e...
  • Kurt Rocourt
    Sep 20, 2018
    There are few things that bring a good mystery to the imagination. This book reminds me of some of those things. I had no idea where this book was going with all its twists and turns until the end. That it did not drag itself down into pointless plot twists was a relief. This is the ki...
  • Leonie Byrne
    Aug 20, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley, Simon R Green and Severn House for my arc of Murder in the Dark. The Ishmael Jones series is my absolute guilty pleasure. They're short, easy reading, interesting, comically funny and totally out there. The sort of stories that shouldn't work but totally do! ...
  • Gayle Noble
    Nov 29, 2018
    The sixth instalment of Ishmael Jones sees our hero and Penny out of a 'locked room' mystery and outside. They are sent by the Colonel to investigate a mysterious hole which has appeared on a hillside in Somerset, where one scientist has already disappeared. Local lore tells of mysteri...
  • Colin Hardy
    Sep 17, 2018
    The author is consistently good at weaving an interesting yarn. This is clearly another traditional whodunnit where the characters are revealed at the start and then one by one something happens that shifts the reader's loyalties. The Science fiction twist adds a different dimension as...
  • Laura
    Aug 14, 2018
    MURDER IN THE DARK By Simon R. Green This book is about a half man half alien by the name of Ishmael Jones. He is given orders to investigate a huge black hole where an archaeologist has already disappeared. He takes along his partner Penny. While she is not happy with this adventur...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Dec 06, 2018
    EXCERPT: 'It makes you wonder if there?s anything left out there,' said Paul, his voice eerily calm. 'If the world has just gone away, or the dark has eaten everything up . . . If we're all that's left now, alone in the night.' ABOUT THIS BOOK: The sudden appearance of a sinister ...
  • Mary
    Jan 17, 2019
    I love this series! The mix of scifi and mystery, always in some version of a country manor murder, is just great. I just wish it would be available in audio version; I own most of the rest of Green's series in audio and I'd love to listen to these repeatedly! ...
  • Juli
    Sep 26, 2018
    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny Balcourt are on another case. This time, a strange black hole has opened up in a hillside in Somerset. A group of scientists have been sent to examine and study the phenomena. Jones has been called in because an archaeologist fell into the hole and d...
  • Jannelies
    Aug 14, 2018
    I filed this book under 'Science Fiction' because although it is set up as a mystery, it is actually more SF. Which is great because Simon R. Green is one of my favorite SF authors. Usually he writes books full of very, very strange characters, planets, spaceships and the like. I can r...
  • peggy
    Nov 12, 2018
    A new genre for me science fiction/ mystery. Ishmael Jones is not of this world and is protected by the Organisation. Ishmael and his assistant Penny are asked to act as security at a strange phenomenon. A large hole has appeared in the side of a hill and someone has disappeared down...
  • Lel Budge
    Aug 25, 2018
    I read the blurb about this and thought it sounded original and interesting, which it was. However, when the first line of the first chapter after the prologue, was ?Call me Ishmael....Ishmael Jones....I sighed a little. Still I carried on, but oh my was I fed up with the word HOLE...
  • TheManOfLetters
    Jul 17, 2019
    This is the first book in the series that doesn't take place in an old house or inn of some kind, yet still the series is beginning to grow a bit stale. Or mabye it's BECAUSE it doesn't take place in an old house, that being the trademark of this series after all. Moving the setting ...
  • Greer
    Jun 02, 2019
    If this was the first Simon Green book I read I would never consider reading another one. So I'm very glad It's not, read his Nightside books so much better. This one just kept describing a blackho!e and that's exactly what I thought of this book. ...
  • Don Goodrum
    Dec 04, 2018
    I'm a huge Simon R. Green fan and am pretty much up for whatever he wants to put out there, but I will confess that there's a "sameness" to the Ishmael Jones books that can get a bit tedious from time to time. Not that they're bad books or un-entertaining, but the basic conceit of the ...