Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling disappearance after another in the latest intriguing Ishmael Jones mystery. "It's just a nice weekend, in a nice country inn. Nothing bad is going to happen ..."Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are attending the re-opening of Tyrone's Castle, an ancient Cornish inn originally built by smugglers. Over dinner that night, the guests entertain one another with ghost stories inspired by local legends and superstitions. But it would appear that the curse of Tyrone's Castle has struck for real when one of their number disappears into thin air. And then another . . .Is the inn really subject to an ancient curse? Sceptical of ghost stories, Ishmael believes the key to the mystery lies in the present rather than the past. But with no bodies, no evidence and no clues to go on, how can he prove it?...
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Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5) Reviews
This entertaining locked-room mystery takes place in a creepy Cornish Castle with a long-standing curse hanging over it. After winning a substantial sum on the lottery, the couple hosting this particular evening have transformed it into an inn with a fine-dining restaurant and Penny, Ishmael’s partner, has been sent an invitation. They seem particularly keen for her to attend, although they were really friends of her father. So she feels obligated to go along and is sure that Ishmael will be equ ...more
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
When Ishmael Jones' partner Penny is invited to the private reopening of a infamous inn, they learn of the legend behind it, that the previous owner poisoned all his dinner guests while his wife and child disappeared. But when people in the present start disappearing, what began as a dinner among old friends turns into a frightening and possibly super ...more
As this is book 5 in the series and I have read them all have I started to see a pattern to these tales. Well, you only have to read two books to see a pattern. Ishmael Jones and Penny travel to a remote place and in the castle/old mansion, etc. weird shit happens and many people die horribly.
Dead Man Walking the first book I read in this series (and book two in the series) is still my favorite Ishmael Jones book. I think because the concept was new and I was intrigued by his past and all the go ...more
I'm a big fan of Simon R. Green's Ishmael Jones mysteries. They feature an unconventional sleuth, an alien who crashed landed in England in 1963, and some fifty years later he works for the Organization, protecting humanity from otherworldly threats. He looks like us, and blends in. In fact, he doesn't want to be noticed. He is understated, with a tongue-in-cheek dry humor. The latest adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air, beautifully blends horror and a country house mystery.
Ishmael's partner, Pe ...more
Initial Thoughts: Though this novel still had some of the humor and banter I've come to enjoy in this series, there was quite a bit less action. I would say this story felt far more transitional - a break from the revelations of the last novel. It was mostly Ismael and Penny running around in circles for the most part with not much actual construction sleuthing until the end. It turned out to be far more simple (and heinous), but while unwinding it the mystery was quite convoluted. Though this i ...more
Despite being a light fantasy, this book was derivative and one dimensional. The ending was broadcast miles away.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read "Into The Thinnest Of Air" by Simon R. Green.
I have read many of Mr. Green's other series: The Nightside, Secret Histories, etc. I have to admit that I had previously only read the first book of this series, but I decided that I could fill in the backstory to this one at a later date.
Into The Thinnest Of Air is, basically, a locked-room mystery in the vein of the best Agatha Christie novels. A group of friends and two outsiders (I ...more