Paranormal murder done by a master of the genre

Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5)
by Simon R. Green

Expected publication: March 1st 2018 by Severn House Publishers

I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green’s works on the book shelves in Australia I have grabbed them. So I was really excited when offered the opportunity to read Green’s latest work.
Two investigators Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are attending the re-opening of Tyrone Castle and are hoping for a nice normal weekend. However, when you are staying at a castle that has a history of being a smugglers den and scene for a mass poisoning things quickly go astray. As something sinister is abducting the guests the question is supernatural or human at work.
Green never fails to create characters that are imperfect, funny and annoying. Ishmael and Penny have an easy rapport and are an engaging couple. The supporting characters being a mixture of the victims and villains are suitably messed up to have you guessing as to whom or what is responsible.
Into the Thinnest of Air is compelling reading, as Green really draws you into the mystery and you keep turning pages as you need to know.
This is not the first book in the series and I was not aware of that. It did not matter as I was able to quickly pick up what was happening. More importantly those titbits have made want to go back and read the rest of the series.
If you have never read any of Green’s work then do so, he is a wonderful fantasy writer with a vivid imagination, who creates wonderful characters and has unique worlds. For me, Green is one the most consistent fantasy writers out there and I am never disappointed when I read his works. 
To find out more about the series Simon R Green has written head over to his website.

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