Image of The Bride Wore Black Leather (Nightside)


Image of The Bride Wore Black Leather (Nightside)

Green’s Nightside books tend to be fast-paced tours of the Nightside, and this one is no exception. Unfortunately, The Bride Wore Black Leather doesn’t hang together very well, with the first half of the story having little connection to the main plot. John Taylor is an entertaining narrator, and while an enjoyable read, it’s not as substantial as past entries in the series.

John Taylor wants to take on one last case as a private investigator before marrying the love of his life, Suzie Shooter. Tipped off to the possible destruction of an immortality serum at the annual Ball of Forever (attended by immortals, naturally), he bluffs his way in and while he’s there, solves the murder of the King of Skin. After that, he falls in with his friend Julien Advent to look for the newly returned Sun King who wants to destroy the Nightside and everyone in it. John soon finds himself on the run from everyone — friend and foe alike. John needs to get to the bottom of what’s going on if he’s going to make it to his wedding on time — and if the bride doesn’t collect the bounty on his head first. (ACE, Jan., 320 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs