The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton audiobook

The Devil and the Dark Water

By Stuart Turton
Read by James Cameron Stewart

Tantor Audio 9781728206028
17.02 Hours 1
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A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. The extraordinary new novel from Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award. It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered. And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel. Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes? With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Year

A BookPage Best Book of 2020 in Mystery & Suspense

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

The extraordinary new novel from Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award.

It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent.

But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered.

And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel.

Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes?

With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[A] rousing, action-filled mystery.” Booklist
“Fiendishly entertaining.” BookPage (starred review)
Veteran reader James Stewart Cameron brings the colorful cast of characters to life with a variety of voices and accents. Each of them is well done and differentiated from the others. Booklist
“Turton…has a colorful tale to tell and does so in highly entertaining fashion. A devilish sea saga.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The locked-room murder meets a Michael Bay movie, by way of  Treasure Island…The effect is irresistible.” The Guardian (London)
“Veteran reader James Stewart Cameron brings the colorful cast of characters to life with a variety of voices and accents.” Booklist (audio review)
"[An] outstanding whodunit…Fans of impossible crime fiction won’t want to miss this one.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Compulsively readable.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Stuart Turton

Author Bio: Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton, the author of the novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was long-listed for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 17.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English