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Devil and the Dark Water

Devil and the Dark Water
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Devil and the Dark Water
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  • ISBN: 9781408889534
41,60 Lei
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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

An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A villain 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 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

It's a tad Holmes and Watson, a touch Treasure Island, but there's so much else, too; the lives of women at the time, the contemporary obsession with witchcraft and most of all the authentic stink, creak, superstition and slop of life on board an Indiaman, roaring sailors and all. If you read one book this year, make sure it's this one -- Wendy Holden ― Daily Mail

Brilliant... intoxicating... There are some great villains and terrific heroes, especially the gentle (and gory) giant Hayes.The Devil and the Dark Water overflows with wonderful descriptions, neat similes, and enough horror, mystery, and crime to keep anyone enthralled ― Independent

Think of a Holmes and Watson-style duo operating in a Pirates Of The Caribbean-style universe, complete with a demon with a love for Faustian pacts, a secret invention called The Folly and a leper who has seemingly survived being consumed by flames . A rollicking adventure yarn ― Metro

The Devil and the Dark Water is all about narrative pleasure . The locked room murder meets a Michael Bay movie, by way of Treasure Island; you can't know what's going on, if only because the author won't let you know until he's delivered the final surprise - and another one after that. The effect is irresistible. Turton has got his world up and running inside the first two pages; thereafter, deceptions and diversions multiply until the ultimate, outrageous reveal, at which point the dark water turns out to be rather darker than you imagined -- M John Harrison ― Guardian

[Turton's] second book is an even more exuberant demonstration of his storytelling skills . Wildly inventive, Turton's tale defies definition as either historical fiction or crime novel, but provides all the pleasures of both genres and more ― Sunday Times

A rollicking tale of devils, lepers and witchfinders ― Irish Times

An imaginative tour de force ― Literary Review

Turton's prose is jaunty and vivid. And unlike most whodunits I wouldn't recommend it for pre-lights-out reading - not just because of the spooky bits, but because such a lovingly complex construct needs readers who are fully awake ― Sunday Telegraph, Novel of the Week

A genre sampling epic that sets outrageous traps for the reader and builds an atmosphere of dread up to an operatic final twist ― Financial Times

A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle -- Val McDermid
Detalii
Autor TURTON, Stuart
An apariţie 2021
Editura Raven Books
Nr pagini 576
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: stuart turton