Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Devil and the Dark Water

Pipps. Fans of historical crime fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy Stuart Turton’s novel titled, The Devil and the Dark Water. The action takes place in 1634, mostly on a ship where we can observe the skills of “the world’s greatest detective,” Sammy Pipps, who still deduces with skill while imprisoned onboard. Strange symbols appear that spook the superstitious crew, and the stories about a devil named Old Tom cause many to believe that the devil is at work on this perilous journey from Batavia to Amsterdam with secretive cargo in the hold. Turton prompts us to consider lots of suspects for the crimes in the story, and by the time all the pieces come together, most readers will feel satisfaction that the journey is finally over. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Devil and the Dark Water from

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