"Let the Sun Shine?"
Reviewed by Diana Troldahl
Posted June 7, 2012
Paranormal - Supernatural
The inimitable Simon R. Green presents a round-up of many
the characters used in the first eleven books in his
Nightside series to weave a tale that manages to
many past adventures as well.
John Taylor and Suzie Shooter are about to do the deed, tie
the knot, measure themselves for matching leg shackles, in
short, to commit the big M (matrimony rather than murder.)
Walker now, John Taylor is shrugging on his new role while
holding tight to the essence of himself as private
detective. After a murderously entertaining party for the
Immortals, Taylor's stag party revels are put a bit off
track when the universally venerated Julian Advent calls
upon him in both his roles to aid and assist. The Nightside
faces its biggest threat yet; straight from Haight Ashbury
and the Age of Aquarius with a soundtrack plucked from the
Add a dash of time travel, a sprinkling of aliens and great
lashings of clever repartee surrounding a tale of John
Taylor on the run in very entertaining fashion and you have
another wild ride into the world and mind of Simon R. Green.
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHER, the twelfth in the
series might (or perhaps might not) be final book. If so,
is a fitting way to end but if not Green's multitude of
will gladly snap up number thirteen.
In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless
darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual
itch that needs to be scratched. But enter at your own risk.
The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their
My name is John Taylor. The Nightside is my home. I didn't
plan it that way. In fact, I once tried to get away. But I
came back. And now it seems I'm settling down, with a
full-time job (in addition to my work as a very private eye)
as Walker-the new Voice of the Authorities in the
Nightside-and a wedding in the offing.
I'm marrying the love of my life, Suzie Shooter, the
Nightside's most fearsome bounty-hunter. But nothing comes
easy here. Not life. Not death. And for certain, not
happily-ever-after. Before I can say "I do," I have one more
case to solve as a private eye-and my first assignment as
Both jobs would be a lot easier to accomplish if I weren't
on the run, from friends and enemies alike. And if my
bride-to-be weren't out to collect the bounty on my head...
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