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The Bride Wore Black Leather: A Tale of the Nightside [Kindle Edition]

Simon R. Green
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Since his reluctant return to the the Nightside all that time ago, life has changed a great deal for private eye John Taylor; and he’s now settling down in that city of eternal darkness where he once vowed never to return.

He’s about to be married – to Suzie Shooter, the love of his life and the Nightside’s most formidable bounty hunter. And he has a new job; he’s replaced Walker, the Voice of the Authorities in the Nightside. This new life, and the responsibilities that go with it, mean it’s time for Taylor to move on from his work as a private detective – but not before one last case.

Yet, as ever in the Nightside, nothing is straightforward. Taylor’s final investigation soon leads him to discover a threat to all of humanity – but saving the day would be much easier if he weren’t on the run.

With the entire Nightside suddenly against him, and his future spouse after the bounty on his head, happily-ever-after suddenly seems an unlikely ending for John Taylor.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 788 KB
    • Print Length: 316 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937007138
    • Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books (16 Oct. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00JIV9O5Y
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #107,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    John Taylor's personal life has completely changed... but the Nightside really hasn't. And Simon R. Green gives us a rather bittersweet farewell to the Nightside series in "The Bride Wore Black," the final installment of his bestselling urban fantasy series -- one last detective story, wrapped up in the creepy, surreal atmosphere of London's dark side.

    John Taylor is now the Walker, Suzie is pregnant, and they're about to be married. His new life doesn't really allow him to be a private eye, so he asks Cathy to find him one last case before he retires from PI work. His last case: find an immortality elixir stolen from the Anonymous Gentleman. But while he's prowling around the Ball of Forever, the King of Skin is murdered with a magical weapon.

    But the night isn't over. A self-righteous hippie god left over from the 1960s is trying to make the sun rise over the Nightside, and the Authorities are determined to stop it. With the help of Julien Advent, John must find the Sun King and somehow stop him -- but when the Sun King turns the entire Nightside against John Taylor, he finds that saving the world might just get him killed this time.

    There's a bittersweet quality to "The Bride Wore Black Leather" -- not only is the series ending, but a good chunk of the plot is devoted to John leaving his old life behind. And as he winds down the series, Green brings back a lot of favorite characters (Dead Boy, Razor Eddie, Cathy, the Bride of Frankenstein, Alex, Julien Advent and even a familiar dead face) and homages everything from X-Men to J.R.R. Tolkien.

    And Green takes us on one last tour of the Nightside, with all the bizarre people (the Very Righteous Sisters of the Holy Druids), dangerous powers and wild places (The H. P.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Nightside Novel 16 Jan. 2012
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    Mr Green has given us another chapter in his popular Nightside series. Anyone who has read his previous books in this series will know exactly what to expect. Its got a few twists and turns but nothing out of the usual.
    If your a fan, get it. If you have never read any of this series in the past you should probably try to read them in order.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars as good as always . . . . . 9 April 2012
    By ross
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    a brilliant end to a fantastic set of books [at least i think it is the last installment]. from begining to end the characters are enjoyable in everyway, you want the good guys to 'win' and the bad guys/things/beings to lose, and in a very satisfying manner, they always do lose, but not in the way you expect. the nightside is a great idea, brilliantly brought to life by a very skilled author, note to some other writers slowly crawling up your own bottoms; you do not have to write thousands of pages over lots and lots of books to be entertaining [that is, afterall, why we read fiction]. thank you Mr Green you've provided me with lots of enjoyable reading over many years. also, if you like this story try his earlier work 'A Blue Moon Rising'; brilliant. thanks again.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Final book does not disapoint 27 Jan. 2013
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    Having come fairly late to the Nightside (not having a single book till last year) I have read my way through them enjoying them thoroughly. I was interested to see how Simon R. Green would end the series and this book worked as a final volume. John Taylor has been through a lot in the various volumes and this book was no different, don't believe what you read on the back is the main plot though as him being hunted by his friends makes up a very small part of the tale. If you have enjoyed the other books in the series this is worth a read, some of my favourite characters get a bit more to do especially Julian Advent and it's always good to see Walker again.

    If you read the Secret Histories tales as well there are one or two spoilers for those contained within this book.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The last in the series 19 Oct. 2014
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    This being the last in the Nightside series, has a couple of stories in the book semi linked together.
    This may not be the strongest book in the timeline but finishes it well. We are saying goodbye to the family that has grown over the 12 books.
    If you like this series try the stand alone Drinking Midnight Wine and Shadow Falls. As for a series unrelated to this story arc start with Blue Moon Rising.
    I will miss the Nightside, but hope to revisit soon.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars This can't be the Last!!! 10 Jun. 2013
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    I've been a great fan of this series and always looked forward to the next story. Now I can't do this as this is the last one. Ever. The characters have always been interesting and the setting is something that I'd like to see made into film, someone buy the rights. This book ties everything up nicely I suppose but I'd like to think that somewhere down the line the Nightside may resurface? Til then I'll keep reading the excellent secret histories series.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book from a great author 2 Nov. 2014
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    Brilliant book from a great author. I have loved the night side tales from the first book. Full of lovely humour with just the right element of drama mixed with a little angst. Sad to see John Taylor may not return, onecan only hhope some enlightened producer decides to have a crack at making these books into either a film or a series. Simon R Green is excellent and I thoroughly recommend this book.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Just when you think his books can't get any better....
    I have always liked the Nightside series, the PI parts mixed with the supernatural parts make a great storie. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by R. Booth
    4.0 out of 5 stars i want more
    I love all things Nightside and really had to psych myself up to read this knowing it is the final instalment. I was not disappointed in terms of the feel of the book. Read more
    Published 18 months ago by JennyA
    5.0 out of 5 stars rip roaring tale from the nightside
    John Taylor is charming and dangerous and there are some great plot moments. As you would expect the wedding is very much an epilogue and not the main feature with Susie Shooter... Read more
    Published 20 months ago by nugget
    5.0 out of 5 stars tidying up loose ends
    Awesome book. Makes for a lovely tidying up of loose ends in the Nightside universe.
    A great read from one of my favourate authers
    Published 22 months ago by Charles James Craddock
    4.0 out of 5 stars Get him to the church on time
    Latest, twelfth and - seemingly - final volume in the Nightside series. A run of urban fantasy novels about John Taylor, a private investigator in the Nightside, a strange city... Read more
    Published 24 months ago by Paul Tapner
    4.0 out of 5 stars Not Johnny Walker or the Walker papers
    All in all reasonable, not as good as some of the earlier volumes but still readable. I expected more of Suzie than was present given the title but... Read more
    Published 24 months ago by Unsettled
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