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Ishmael Jones Mystery
1 : The Dark Side of the Road

by Simon R. Green
Sep 21, 2015
6 Hours
Ages 18+
Ishmael Jones is someone who can’t afford to be noticed, someone who lives under the radar, who drives on the dark side of the road. He’s employed to search out secrets, investigate mysteries and shine a light in dark places. Sometimes he kills people.

Invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, Ishmael arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared. As he questions his fellow guests, Ishmael concludes that at least one of them – not least Ishmael himself - is harboring a dangerous secret, and that beneath the veneer of festive cheer lurk passion, jealousy, resentment and betrayal.

As a storm sets in, sealing off the Manor from the rest of the world, Ishmael must unmask a ruthless murderer before they strike again.

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Director & Cast

Director Scott McCormick
Starring Scott McCormick as Ishmael Jones, Laura C. Harris as Penny Belcourt, Ken Jackson as Jeeves, Colleen Delany as Sylvia Herron, Richard Rohan as Walter Belcourt, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh as Alexander Khan, Kimberly Gilbert as Cook, Eva Wilhelm as Melanie Belcourt, Matthew Keenan as Roger Levine, Nanette Savard as Diana Belcourt, Chris Davenport as "The Colonel" with Dylan Lynch and David Harris
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Scott McCormick
Dialogue Editors Justin Wortz
Sound Designers Justin Wortz
Additional Original Music Justin Wortz
Cover Illustrator Jahbulani Ori
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


Exceptional Treatment of the Book by Cerise (Posted on 2/6/2019)
I read the novel prior to listening to this title and found it captured the spirit of the characters and story marvelously. The performances were spot-on and the audio quality was high, making the whole experience a very rewarding one!
The Dark Side of the Moon by Liza (Posted on 2/2/2019)
I was looking for another series to listen to after the Ghost Finders and found this one. It seemed similar, and I noticed that it had one of the same actors, so I figured I'd give it a try. After listening to the first book, I was completely HOOKED! Scott McCormick was absolutely wonderful. I really enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery, and I was completely surprised at the end. I definitely would recommend this series.
Simon Green fan. by Clint (Posted on 11/26/2018)
This was the first book I listened to from Graphic Audio and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have now ordered more from this series. This story does a good job of raising ones curiosity as to how it will end.
Great story by K (Posted on 8/16/2018)
I loved this story, classic Simon R. Green.
slow start but has a good ending by Dillon (Posted on 5/31/2018)
It was a good story but I felt it took quite awhile to get exciting.
Cool by NIGHTANGEL (Posted on 4/28/2018)
Awesome suspense n quite funny, if dark humor
review by Bos (Posted on 1/16/2018)
great book. I enjoy every bit of it.
Dark Story of the Road - Simon Green by Hadeer (Posted on 8/19/2017)
Two words.... Scott McCormick
Quick and satisfying by Amy (Posted on 7/2/2017)
My god, was this good. This was such a surprise hit for me. I was originally put off by the cover, you see. However, I am SO glad I pushed past my discomfort, because this was an AWESOME kitchen sink paranormal/sci-fi/mystery mashup.

The story was super compelling. I haven't read many "And Then There Were None" type mysteries, so this was refreshing. I also adored Ishmael. He was am absolutely wonderful narrator. I loved seeing him deal with the events of the story. And the other character were interesting as well!

Of course, the acting was top notch. Scott McCormick really carried this as Ishmael. He's such a good actor, and I felt every emotion from him. Everyone was amazing, from Laura C. Harris to Nanette Savard to Richard Rohan. Honestly, I don't know how everyone does it.

I am so glad that book 2 is in the works.
The Dark Side of the Road is NOT Enough by Richard (Posted on 7/1/2017)
This one is a winner. Scott McCormick is excellent as Ishmael. The story line hooked me almost immediately and it only got better as the tale unfolded. My kind of detective/mystery/fantasy. Humor, suspense, good characterizations and outstanding production by the usual suspects at Graphic Audio. Episode Two cannot come soon enough.
Ishmael Jones Mystery #1 by Willard (Posted on 4/14/2017)
Let's have more of this one. Great mystery involving a man who does clandestine work and his boss. Many things aren't as they seem as you move through the set. I won't spoil it by reaviling who / what the killer is. Great book now let's have some more!!!!!!!!!!!
Great story by K (Posted on 3/1/2017)
I enjoyed this one a lot and have already listed to it several times. The characters all had very distinct voices and I had no trouble keeping them straight. My only complaint about this one is the background sound effects (kncking on doors, people talking, etc) are all faint and hard to hear. This did not detract much from the overall story though.
Simon R Green and GraphicAudio are a perfect fit. by WerewolfDad (Posted on 2/12/2017)
Ismael Jones was a great start to a new series. Simon R Green's characters are always interesting and stories are excellent as always. GA does another adaption that leaves you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I can not wait in until GA does the second book in the series. Hope they get cracking on it soon.
Dark and Cozy by Sheriff Scarlet (Posted on 11/15/2016)
This is an awesome story to curl around the fire when the world outside is dark, dreary and too stormy to brave venturing out into that dark storm. Scott McCormick's voice completely aids in selling the character of Ishmael first as some kind of double agent as well as the final character being that of a ......!
A fantastic listen thanks S.R.G!
an ishmael jones mystery by pauline (Posted on 8/4/2016)
this is a excellent story. wish there was more
More please by Charles (Posted on 4/9/2016)
This is was a very spellbinding story and I loved Ishmael, and like I said more please.
I personally Really Liked this. by Eric (Posted on 2/19/2016)
Loved it. Ending was a little off, but I still really really enjoyed it and thought that it well worth the listen. Would recommend (And do) to anyone looking for a decent horror story.
Fun story, but not my favorite by S.R. Green by damien (Posted on 10/14/2015)
I am a fan of the GA series Ghost Finders, though overall I have liked most of Simon R. Green's work. The dark humor and bizarre campiness is a lot of fun. This story is no exception, it has a unique match up and some decent twists. It's a lower key story than many of his works, no end of the world, no galactic wars. Just a small scale mystery with a twist. My only critiques is that it does get off to a slow start due to the lower-key of the story, and that the twist... well was a bit too obvious. I actually over thunk it quite a bit and was a little disappointed when the answer was given. Still not a bad story for Halloween and I look forward to the next one.

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