The Devil and the Dark Water

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‘If you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one’ Daily Mail
CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS AND i PAPER
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An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent, while also on board are Sara Wessel, a noble woman with a secret, and her husband, the governor general of Batavia. But no sooner is their ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage.

A strange symbol appears on the sail. A dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock are slaughtered in the night.

And then the passengers hear a terrible voice whispering to them in the darkness, promising them three unholy miracles. First: an impossible pursuit. Second: an impossible theft.

Third: an impossible murder. Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes? With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board…

SKU: 9781408889640 Categories: ,

Description

Stuart Turton (Author)
Format:Hardback 576 pages
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:Raven Books
ISBN:9781408889640
Published:1 Oct 2020
Classifications:Historical mysteries, Adventure, Horror & ghost stories, Science fiction, Myth & legend told as fiction, Historical romance
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight:988g
Dimensions:163 x 241 x 52 (mm)

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