In the fourth novel in popular fantasy series the Nightside, Lady Luck hires private detective John Taylor to investigate the origins of the Nightside, but in doing so he learns more than he bargained for: exactly who - or what - his mother was.
Lady Luck wants to hire John Taylor to investigate the Nightside itself . . . this case is going to get personal.
John Taylor is a private detective with a supernatural gift for finding things, but his latest case is different. Lady Luck has hired him to investigate the origins of the Nightside, the shadowy heart of London where it's always 3 a.m. But the further he delves into the history of the Nightside, the more Taylor realises the case might be related to the greatest mystery in his own life: exactly who - or what - his mother is.
He's been warned: when it comes to his mother, the truth could be dangerous. In fact, it could be downright catastrophic - and not just for the Nightside, but for all of Existence.
But John Taylor is an investigator: finding things is in his very nature. And now he's close to discovering the truth, nothing can stop him.
No matter what the consequences.
Hex and the City is the fourth title in Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling Nightside series.
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.