Murder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, #6) by Simon R. Green

Murder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, #6)

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 hillside. Could it really be a doorway to another dimension, an opening into a...

Details Murder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, #6)

TitleMurder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, #6)
Release DateDec 1st, 2018
PublisherSevern House Publishers
GenreMystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Thriller

Reviews Murder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, #6)

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    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 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..."I...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    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 very first I read in the series or just something with the book's story that truly captivated me. Or both.MURDER IN THE DARK takes our paranormal crime-fighting duo Is...
  • Juli
    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 disappeared. Upon arrival, they find that communication outside the site is limited to one phone call per day from the mysterious organization that sent them there. ...
  • Sue
    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 precipitated this entire intervention and he wants to prevent any further “losses.”Once again, Simon Green has completely captured my attention and interest with an ...
  • Alexander Draganov
    Преди десетилетия във Великобритания катастрофира космически кораб от друг свят, а почти целият му екипаж загива. Оцелява само един пришълец, който използва изгасващите машини на кораба, за да се превърне в човек. При трансформацията нещо се объ...
  • Lesa
    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 addition of Green's trademark black humor.In 1963, Ishmael Jones crashed to Earth in an alien space ship. Now, he lives in England in human form and works as a fiel...
  • Cats of Ulthar March of Shoggoths
    Review: MURDER IN THE DARK by Simon R. GreenAnother 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 secretive agent for a hush-hush covert organization in the UK. I totally admire Ishmael, who can do no wrong in my eyes, and find his background fascinating. This adventure wa...
  • peggy
    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 it .At first I thought I had made a mistake with this book as it is not my usual genre but I am glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised. How can people get kille...
  • Maxine
    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 world alien) investigator and his partner and girlfriend, Penny have been sent by his boss at The Organization to investigate while protecting the rest of the scient...
  • Laura
    MURDER IN THE DARK By Simon R. GreenThis 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 adventure she tags along. Ishmael learns that others are getting killed inside this hole on the mountain and he must find out what or who is the cause. There are no witnesses a...
  • Jannelies
    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 really recommend them, because they are also full of humor, science and even romance.Back to Murder in the dark. The title says it all: people get murdered in the da...
  • Annarella
    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 loved the humour in this book as much as I loved Ishmael and Penny.The mystery was good and the ending came as a surprise.I look forward to reading other books in this s...
  • Amy
    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 series is brilliantly amazingShout out to Graphic Audio for consistently elevating this series to lofty heights
  • Renee
    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.
  • S.J. Higbee
    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 looking for foot-to-the-floor action adventure, then you’ll be disappointed. Apart from the body count, which rises alongside the tension as Ishmael tries to work out exact...
  • Tasula
    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 suggestions rather than directives about how to stay safe. I don't know if this is just a weak book in the Ishmael series, or if all of them are similar- will have to g...
  • Penny Noble
    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, has great characters (for the most part), and it moves along quickly (just like the previous books in the series). So, what’s my hesitation? Every book is startin...
  • Gayle Noble
    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 mysterious disappearances and of a "beast" which roams the countryside - is there something to these rumours? It was an OK read and the humour was still there, but I felt ...
  • Mary
    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!
  • Leonie Byrne
    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! Murder in the Dark was no different. To summarise this series for people who haven't read it before; Ishmael Jones was previously an alien who landed on our planet by ...
  • Don Goodrum
    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 series, "Science Fiction Meets Agatha Christie" means that the basic set-up, the typical Christiean "group of strangers meet in a remote location and people start d...
  • Joanne Hurley
    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 enjoyed reading in this series - Into the Thinnest of Air - this is the total opposite: people are disappearing into/being killed by a 'hole' that has appeared on a hi...
  • Colin Hardy
    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 the alien presence provides another character that is added to the list of potential villains.The writing style is easygoing and a pleasure to read. There are very...
  • Jennifer
    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 this time are tasked to protect a group investigating the disappearance of an archaeologist into a "hole," which may be a portal into another dimension. Of course, ...
  • Kurt Rocourt
    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 kind of book that keeps the mystery to a mystery protagonist going. If you thought the characters were getting stale or just not moving forward this is the book that ...
  • Mai
    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 of scifi and thriller quite a bit, a gripping story meets fascinating characters. This will very likely be not my first read of a Simon R. Green novel.
  • Lel Budge
    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 was used at least half a dozen times in just sooo many pages....I felt it ruined the flow of the story...Ishmael Jones and Penny are likeable characters, but p...
  • Darius Ostrowski
    A typical boogie man story, with the part of boogie man being played by a big black hole in the side of a hill. A bit disappointing both for this series and for this author, although the ending did add some interest to the series.
  • Anna Marie
    Ishmael and Penny are at it again, a mystery hole that leads to someplace else. Maybe or maybe not. The making of the scientists sent to study it, if they make it out alive. Will Ishmael be able to keep them alive? Who or what are trying to kill them? And why?
  • James
    Full review here: read, but well written fun.