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If you read one book this year make sure its this one Daily MailSELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS ANDTHE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUBSHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist Its 1634 and Samuel Pipps the worlds 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 A glorious mash up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle Val McDermidA superb historical mystery inventive twisty addictive and utterly beguiling A TRIUMPH Will Dean From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award comes an audacious and original new high concept murder mystery This is big twisty novel that may occasionally confound you but will keep you reading It's 1634 and the East India company ship Saardem is about to set sail from Batavia back to Amsterdam when a leper appears on top of a pile and curses the operation Arent bodyguard to Samuel Pipps who is in manacles finds himself deeply entwined in determining what the leper meant who old Old Tom and what mysterious cargo the ship is carrying Arent has secrets no spoilers from me as does the Governor General And so do others Sara the Governor General's wife and her daughter Lia are incredibly intrepid and key players There are btw lot of characters so you'll want to pay attention to who's who or turn back to the handy list at the beginning Turton does a great job in capturing the fear the smells and so on on the ship including the close uarters This veers from mystery to ghost story to horror to mystery again and you like me will want answers Thanks to netgalley for the ARC An unusual read but a worthy one

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The Devil and the Dark Water 'Irresistible' GuardianIf you read one book this year make sure its this one Daily MailSELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS ANDTHE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUBSHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist Its 1634 and Samuel Pipps the worlds 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 A glorious mash up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle Val McDermidA superb historical mystery inventive twisty addictive and utterly beguiling A TRIUMPH Will Dean From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award comes an audacious and original new high concept murder mystery Many thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins Canada for this gripping historicalmystery story set on the high seas The time is 1634 aboard a merchant ship the Saardam transporting spices and unknown cargo to Amsterdam from Batavia Jakarta Indonesia This is a perilous 8 month journey and at best of times would be threatened by storms and pirates and hostility within the crew The journey has a claustrophobic atmosphere It is an enthralling complicated mystery with fascinating characters occult folklore and paranormalsupernatural beliefs that bring fear to those onboard who are beset by 17th century superstition While boarding the ship the passengers hear a fearsome curse A crippled leper in rags has climbed to a height on the dock He utters the words that the ship is in danger and people are doomed to die There is a devil on the ship coming after them The leper then sets himself on fire and dies It is learned that his tongue had been cut out so where did the words originate? Later he is sighted onboard the ship How can that be? Onboard the Saardam is the worlds' most famous detective Sammy Pipps Much has been written about Sammy's exploits and crimes solved He is accompanied by his friend and bodyguard Arent Hayes a huge ex mercenary with a kind gentle nature There will be plenty of puzzles to be solved on the long voyage Unfortunately Sammy is being transported in shackles to Amerstadam to stand trial and punishment for a crime unknown to Arent Sammy is placed in a small dark cell and implores his partner to find out what is going on It is left up to Arent to solve the weird mysterious occurrences He has no confidence in his detective ability His previous investigation found the wrong man guilty Now he has been commanded to discover if the devil is on board called 'Old Tom' by the superstitious The Governor General Jan Haan is present He is a wealthy powerful and cruel man who seems to be in control of the ship than its captain He intimidates and beats his wife noblewoman Sara She is a determined woman with a mind of her own who has been suppressed by the lowly role of women in the 17th century Her daughter Lia has been taught to keep her high intelligence secret so as not to insult the men who do not believe women should think for themselves Sara's husband's mistress Creesjie is also present She is a sexy former prostitute and later a courtesan Sara becomes friends with the cheerful Ceesjie and also with Arent Sara teams up with Arent due to her curiosity about some frightening sightings and mysterious deaths and to feel independent from her stifling husband The ship is peopled with all sorts of diverse enigmatic characters There are sinners scoundrels killers a dwarf witchfinders fearsome musketeers the powerful and greedy a cruel boatswain an elderly holy man and sailors with secret backgrounds This sets up a dazzling and exciting plot which includes rivalries revenge and betrayals mixed with fearsome events that touch on the supernatural I thought the middle was slow paced with some filler that made it longer than need be 3 Stars This detracted from its tension and suspense The clever conclusion was ingenious and rated a 5 star with twists and revelations that I never could have anticipated

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PDF É BOOK The Devil and the Dark Water Ö JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS Ö ❰EPUB❯ ✰ The Devil and the Dark Water: 'Irresistible' Guardian Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk If you read one book this year make sure its this one Daily MailSELECTED FOR THE BBCIf you read one book this year make sure its this one Daily MailSELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS ANDTHE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUBSHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist Its 1634 and Samuel Pipps the worlds 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 A glorious mash up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle Val McDermidA superb historical mystery inventive twisty addictive and utterly beguiling A TRIUMPH Will Dean From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award comes an audacious and original new high concept murder mystery I was hoping for a stellar sopho novel from Stuart Turton a book that was as weird and wonderful as his first The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Imagine my delight then upon finishing The Devil and the Dark Water a truly excellent showing proving Turton is no one hit wonderI thought I might struggle with the time period the 1600s since I'm usually not that into historical fiction But really other than some language and customs The Devil and the Dark Water comes across as modern Certainly all the characters and there are many have needs and desires that are easily recognized in ourselves today Another gift Turton possesses is the ability to fully flesh out each character making them so distinct in your mind that there's no chance of you becoming confused about which is whichAs the threads of the mystery started becoming untangled I could only shake my head in disbelief I had been so thoroughly mistaken on the who and the why and the gasps kept coming right up until the very last pageThe strange wonderland that must exist in Stuart Turton's mind reveals itself in The Devil and the Dark Water as very smart incredibly intricate and diabolically twisted I can't wait for the next trip45 starsI received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinionThank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Landmark