Something More Than Night

Something More Than Night

Tregillis, Ian

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Dec 3, 2013

Words: 107365
Pages: 405

Description:

Ian Tregillis's *Something More Than Night* is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God. Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has gone missing, putting Heaven on the brink of a truly cosmic crisis. But the twisty plot that unfolds from the murder investigation leads to something much bigger: a con job one billion years in the making. Because this is no mere murder. A small band of angels has decided to break out of heaven, but they need a human patsy to make their plan work. Much of the story is told from the point of view of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the progression of a Marlowe novel—the mysterious dame who needs his help, getting grilled by the bulls, finding a stiff, getting slipped a mickey. Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fire, and a grand maguffin, *Something More Than Night* is a murder mystery for the cosmos. A *Kirkus Reviews *Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ** ### Review “Superlatives seem superfluous. Instead...wow. Just-wow.” ―*Kirkus Reviews* ### About the Author IAN TREGILLIS is the author of a triptych of alternate history series, *Bitter Seeds, The Coldest War *and *Necessary Evil*. He lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he works as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition, he is a member of the George R. R. Martin Wild Cards writing collective.