Stuart Turton

The Devil and the Dark Water

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An impossible murder. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. Join us to hear from Stuart Turton, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award, about his extraordinary new novel. 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 glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle” –  Val McDermid

About the author: Stuart Turton's debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, won the Costa First Novel Award and the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Best Novel, and was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards and the British Book Awards Debut of the Year. A Sunday Times bestseller for three weeks, it has been translated into over thirty languages and has also been a bestseller in Italy, Russia and Poland. Stuart lives near London with his wife and daughter.

In conversation with Lee Randall.