NIGHTINGALE'S LAMENT (Fantasy/Detective) – VG
Simon R. Green – 3rd in series
Ace Fantasy, 2004 – Paperback
John Taylor has been hired to find a local diva who has cut herself off from her family. While her voice is gaining fame, it is also causing those who hear her to commit suicide.
Taylor's world is not a place one would ever want to visit: a part of London called Nightside where it is always 3 a.m. But, except for the monsters, has the feel and elements of a classic detective novel. If you enjoy Jim Butcher or Charlaine Harris, you might give these a try. I'd recommend starting at the beginning of the series but do feel this is the best so far. I shall be eagerly awaiting book four and the next visit to Nightside.