Something More Than Night

Something More Than Night

Book - 2014
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"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".
Publisher: New York, Tor Books,, 2014.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9780765375780
0765375788
Branch Call Number: M TREG
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 24 cm.

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augsburgerin
Oct 10, 2015

Noir stories have been adapted to dinosaurs (Anonymous Rex), robots (The Automatic Detective), so why not angels? Enjoyable but not outstanding.

Diell Jan 09, 2015

Vonderbar!

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