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The Devil and the Dark Water

by Stuart Turton

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Published 1st May 2021, 576 pages
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CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS AND i PAPER ‘A superb historical mystery: inventive, twisty, addictive and utterly beguiling… A TRIUMPH’ Will Dean ‘If you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one’ Daily Mail Three impossible crimes Two unlikely detectives One deadly voyage It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is set to face trial for a crime that no one dares speak of. But no sooner is the ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. Strange symbols appear on the sails. A figure stalks the decks. Livestock are slaughtered. Passengers are plagued with ominous threats, promising them three unholy miracles. First: an impossible pursuit. Second: an impossible theft. Then: an impossible murder. With Pipps imprisoned in the depths of the ship, can his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes solve the mystery before the ship descends into anarchy? A beguiling historical mystery from the award-winning author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. ‘Wildly inventive, Turton’s tale defies definition as either historical fiction or crime novel, but provides all the pleasures of both genres and more. No novel this year was more fun to read’ Sunday Times ‘A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle’ Val McDermid ‘A locked room murder mystery… by way of Treasure Island’ Guardian SELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS AND THE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUB SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA GOLD CROWN SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD

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The Devil and the Dark Water
by Stuart Turton

ISBN
9781408889534

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
May 1, 2021

Page count
576 pages