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Nightingale's lament
Green, Simon R., 1955-
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Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
244 pages ; 18 cm
In the Nightside, the hidden heart of London where it's always 3 AM, Detective John Taylor must find an elusive singer known as The Nightingale. Her silken voice has inexplicably lured many a fan to suicide--and Taylor is determined to stop her, before the whole neighborhood falls under her trance. But to catch the swift-winged Nightingale, he'll have to hear the deadly music--and survive.
General Note:
"An Ace Book"--T.p.verso.

"A novel of the Nightside"--Cover.
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FICTION Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy
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The name's John Taylor. I work the garish streets of the Nightside--the hidden heart of London where it's always three A.M., where in human creatures and otherworldly gods walk side by side in the endless darkness of the soul.

I have a talent for finding things. problem. But now I'm after something different.

A local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends, and I've been hired to find out the reason. I'm also wondering why her suicide--prone fans think she has a voice to die for. Literally.

To get the truth, I'll have to lend an ear to the most enticingly beautiful and deadly voice in all of the Nightside--and survive.

Author Notes

Science fiction and fantasy author Simon R. Green was born in 1955 in Bradford-on-Avon, England. He received an M.A. in Modern English and American Literature from Leicester University. He is the author of the Deathstalker series, a member of the British Fantasy Society, and occasionally does some Shakespearean acting.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

John Taylor has just solved the mystery of two friends' deaths when he is called to another case. Charles Chabron wants Taylor to contact his daughter, Rossignol (French for nightingale), a young singer who has fallen under the sway of the ruthless Cavendishes, a husband-and-wife management team. Rossignol used to sing upbeat, happy songs, but now her set is so melancholy that people leave her show and commit suicide. After visiting Rossignol at the Goth club Caliban's Cavern, where she performs nightly, Taylor knows something is wrong. When he goes to the Cavendishes' management company, a pair of somnambulists beat him mercilessly, leaving him near death and with no one to turn to but Pew, an old enemy. With the help of Dead Boy, a deceased mugging victim who now fights criminals, Taylor tries to locate the Cavendishes' former protege, Sylvia Sin, and find a way to rescue Rossignol from the couple's clutches. The latest installment in Green's Nightshade series is a delight--exciting, action packed, truly suspenseful. --Kristine Huntley Copyright 2004 Booklist