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Something More Than Night

(2013)
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Ian Tregillis's Something More Than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a priest with a dirty secret, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God.

Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has gone missing, putting Heaven on the brink of a truly cosmic crisis. But the twisty plot that unfolds from the murder investigation leads to something much bigger: a con job one billion years in the making.Because this is no mere murder. A small band of angels has decided to break out of heaven, but they need a human patsy to make their plan work.Much of the story is told from the point of view of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the progression of a Marlowe novel-the mysterious dame who needs his help, getting grilled by the bulls, finding a stiff, getting slipped a mickey.

Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fire, and a grand maguffin, Something More Than Night is a murder mystery for the cosmos.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
ISBN: 0-7653-3432-1 / 978-0-7653-3432-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
ISBN: 0-7653-7578-8 / 978-0-7653-7578-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
ISBN: 1-5226-7573-6 / 978-1-5226-7573-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Something More Than Night
Author(s): Ian Tregillis
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA