Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5)

Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5)

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 n Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling disappearance after another in the latest intriguing Ish...

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Title:Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5)
Author:Simon R. Green
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0727887572
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:167 pages pages

Into the Thinnest of Air (Ishmael Jones #5) Reviews

  • LJ
    Mar 08, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

  • colleen
    Feb 01, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

    Full review here: http://jamesgenrebooks.blogspot.com/2... Sadly the resolution and the identity of the culprit aren't exactly groundbreaking and original, but it's a solid yarn nonetheless. ...

    Despite being a light fantasy, this book was derivative and one dimensional. The ending was broadcast miles away. ...

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  • Tracey
    Jan 09, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

  • Lesa
    Feb 20, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Nov 15, 2017

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

  • Rikki
    May 10, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

    Full review here: http://jamesgenrebooks.blogspot.com/2... Sadly the resolution and the identity of the culprit aren't exactly groundbreaking and original, but it's a solid yarn nonetheless. ...

    Despite being a light fantasy, this book was derivative and one dimensional. The ending was broadcast miles away. ...

    ...

  • Karl
    Mar 03, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

  • Ron
    May 21, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

  • Penny Noble
    Feb 21, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

  • James
    May 17, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

    Full review here: http://jamesgenrebooks.blogspot.com/2... Sadly the resolution and the identity of the culprit aren't exactly groundbreaking and original, but it's a solid yarn nonetheless. ...

  • Pop Bop
    Jan 29, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

  • Caitlin
    Apr 11, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

  • S.J. Higbee
    Mar 08, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

  • Jacqueline Baxter
    Mar 12, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

  • May Is Fungi From Yuggoth The Haunted Reading Room
    Nov 16, 2017

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

  • Joanne Hurley
    Dec 04, 2017

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

  • Kurt Rocourt
    May 06, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

  • Sunsettowers
    Mar 15, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

  • Leonie Byrne
    Nov 17, 2017

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

  • Gayle Noble
    Feb 25, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

  • Hilary Williams
    Jan 12, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

    Full review here: http://jamesgenrebooks.blogspot.com/2... Sadly the resolution and the identity of the culprit aren't exactly groundbreaking and original, but it's a solid yarn nonetheless. ...

    Despite being a light fantasy, this book was derivative and one dimensional. The ending was broadcast miles away. ...

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  • Molly Smith
    Apr 05, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

  • H. P. Reed
    Feb 15, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

    Full review here: http://jamesgenrebooks.blogspot.com/2... Sadly the resolution and the identity of the culprit aren't exactly groundbreaking and original, but it's a solid yarn nonetheless. ...

    Despite being a light fantasy, this book was derivative and one dimensional. The ending was broadcast miles away. ...

  • Breakaway Reviewers
    Feb 01, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Mar 08, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

  • Michele Barnes
    Mar 05, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

  • Lisa Cleveland
    Feb 03, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

  • Paromjit
    Feb 11, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

  • Juli
    Dec 06, 2017

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

  • Donovan Plante
    May 06, 2018

    When I chose to read this, I didn't realise that it was the fifth in the Ishmael Jones series or that it was a paranormal mystery. However, this worked reasonably well as a standalone and it turned out to be a fun and entertaining read. There is reference to Moby Dick with the line 'Ca...

    EXCERPT: Black Rock Towen and its surroundings have a long-standing reputation as a place where people go missing. Never any clues or even a warning. They just disappear without a trace when no one's looking. ABOUT THIS BOOK: Dinner at an ancient Cornish inn leads to one baffling d...

    Ishmael Jones books: "The Dark Side of the Road" (May 2015) "Dead Man Walking" (May 2016) "Very Important Corpses: An Ishmael Jones mystery" (March 2017) "Death Shall Come" (September 2017) "Into the Thinnest of Air" (March 2018) ...

    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 h...

    Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny are back in their 5th adventure, Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny wants a relaxing weekend with her love....a nice, relaxing break at a country inn run by friends of her father. She hasn't seen Albert & Olivia Calvert for 20 years. They wanted to ...

    Review: INTO THE THINNEST AIR by Simon R. Green (An Ishmael Jones Mystery) Anytime I start a story which begins "Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones." I am over the moon because I am about to embark on a science fiction-paranormal adventure guaranteed to carry me away, in delighted abso...

    If you've read any of the others books in the series, by now you know what you are in for. A 'locked room' mystery, this one set in an ancient inn in Cornwall, haunt of ancient smugglers and scene of mysterious disappearances and historic poisonings. Penny is invited to a meal to mark ...

    Wow! This is one of the worst books I've read. It was repetitive and amazingly simple. If it weren't for the fact that a few dead bodies showed up at the end, I could have almost convinced myself that I was reading a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I'm honestly amazed that anyone would ...

    First Sentence: Back in Victorian times a certain Elliot Tyrone ran a very popular inn, the Castle. Penny Belcourt has been invited to the reopening of Tyrone?s Castle in Cornwell. Penny askes her partner Ishmael Jones, to accompany so that they might have a ?perfectly normal w...

    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...

    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and Simon R Green for my ARC of Into the Thinnest of Air which is Book 5 in the Ishmael Jones series. Penny and Ishmael are off to a fancy dinner with some of Penny's father's friends in Cornwall. Having just acquired The Castle, an inn fraught w...

    I?ve been reading the Ishmael Jones Mystery series since Mr. Green started releasing them. At this point in the series, I am starting to feel that they are feeling the same. This one was slightly different, but the mystery was still a locked room, still one of the people who go missi...

    This is an uncanny blend of a classic mystery story and a tiny bit of science fiction. I'm not a fan of science fiction but in this case, I'm almost relieved that Ishmael is kind of alien?. Ishmael and his sidekick Penny (she's human) find themselves in a renovated castle, at a pr...

    And Now for Something A Little Bit Different, But Sort of the Same When it comes to Simon Green novels I most definitely favor the series featuring John Taylor and the Nightside. But, as a port in the storm the Ishmael Jones novels do quite nicely. This is the fifth book to star Ish...

    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 p...

    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 ar...

    I have long been a fan of the works of Simon R Green having first stumbled across Blue Moon Rising in the late 90s. As a fantasy novel it was something completely different with some risqué humour and really interesting characters. Over the years whenever I have seen any of Green?s ...

    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 de...

    I would give this book 2.5 stars, but I'm comfortable with rounding up due to the ending (which I liked a lot). Overall, this is very much a stand-alone - it does not advance the overarching plot of the IJ novels or tie them more firmly to the major world that Simon R Green is working ...

    Penny wants a quiet evening at a dinner party, with no weirdness, so of course things go terribly wrong. Since it takes place at a notorious home of smugglers and murderers, that's not so surprising. A quick read. ...

    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, I...

    Way to repetitive, a short story that could have been way shorter. not a series I am interested in reading anymore of ...

    I keep coming back to this series because it's like a warm blanket that keeps me cozy. It also causes mild anxiety because I have no idea whats going on until the end. That said there was a problem with this one. Near the end when the mystery is revealed there was one point that stuck ...

    Simon R. Green takes Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt into Agatha Christie territory with Into the Thinnest of Air. Penny receives an invitation from friends of her late father to attend a party opening a new restaurant in the wilds of Cornwall. Ishmael comes along so that the two can ...

    Full review here: http://jamesgenrebooks.blogspot.com/2... Sadly the resolution and the identity of the culprit aren't exactly groundbreaking and original, but it's a solid yarn nonetheless. ...

    Despite being a light fantasy, this book was derivative and one dimensional. The ending was broadcast miles away. ...

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