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    The Devil and the Dark Water

    £8.99
    ISBN: 9781408889534
    AuthorStuart Turton
    Pub Date01/05/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages576
    Availability: In Stock

    'No novel this year was more fun to read' Sunday Times
    'A locked room murder mystery... by way of Treasure Island' Guardian
    'If you read one book this year, make sure it's this one' Daily Mail

    SELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS AND THE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUB

    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?

    From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award, comes an adventurous and wildly entertaining murder mystery.

    'Think of a Holmes and Watson-style duo operating in a Pirates Of The Caribbean-style universe' Metro

    'A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle' Val McDermid

    'A superb historical mystery: inventive, twisty, addictive and utterly beguiling... A TRIUMPH' Will Dean

    CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS AND i PAPER

    LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD

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    'No novel this year was more fun to read' Sunday Times
    'A locked room murder mystery... by way of Treasure Island' Guardian
    'If you read one book this year, make sure it's this one' Daily Mail

    SELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS AND THE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUB

    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?

    From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award, comes an adventurous and wildly entertaining murder mystery.

    'Think of a Holmes and Watson-style duo operating in a Pirates Of The Caribbean-style universe' Metro

    'A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle' Val McDermid

    'A superb historical mystery: inventive, twisty, addictive and utterly beguiling... A TRIUMPH' Will Dean

    CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS AND i PAPER

    LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER AWARD