‘If you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one.’

– Daily Mail

The Devil and the Dark Water
Stuart Turton

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?

 

Stuart Turton’s debut novel, the Sunday Times bestseller The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, won the Costa First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards and the British Book Awards Debut of the Year. It has been translated into over thirty languages and has also been a bestseller in Italy, Russia and Poland. Stuart’s highly acclaimed second novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the HWA Gold Crown and the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. Stuart lives near London with his wife and daughter.

The Devil and the Dark Water
Stuart Turton

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?

 

Stuart Turton’s debut novel, the Sunday Times bestseller The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, won the Costa First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards and the British Book Awards Debut of the Year. It has been translated into over thirty languages and has also been a bestseller in Italy, Russia and Poland. Stuart’s highly acclaimed second novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the HWA Gold Crown and the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. Stuart lives near London with his wife and daughter.

‘If you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one.’

– Daily Mail