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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 best-selling 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.

©2020 Stuart Turton (P)2020 Tantor

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You won't be the same upon return

A tantalizing mystery that challenges the conventions of storytelling & the moral philosophy of the reader.

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A decent yarn

Stuart Turton knows how to spin a story. I wish this one was a bit less wordy but it is captivating.

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Story is incredible; narrator is distracting

This story was absolutely incredible with twists and turns that kept me interested the whole book. The only downside was the narrator who’s more monotone voice and questionable female voices did distract during parts of the plot.

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Sammy Where Art Thou....

I really enjoyed this book. It has a good but confusing plot. It has lots of good atmosphere and some wonderful characters I hoped to hear a lot from Sammy but maybe in the sequel.

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Fun, not as good as his other book

This is a good story, though not quite as engaging as The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

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A little longer than necessary

By the time we reached the “big reveal” it had gone on for far too long and I just wanted to get the meat. Unfortunately there was nothing rewarding about the conclusion and no punch to the delivery. There was an entire school of red herrings, far more than needed.

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New Favorite Author.

I haven’t seen success like this since Tarantino began his career. Truly my new favorite author. Can’t wait for man. Also, Narrator is spot on and just a joy to listen to.

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A pleasant read from a good thinker.

I liked "Evelyn Hardcastle" better. But this was pleasant, and full of good characters. It was not boring.

I will read more Turton.

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subpar

This story overall could be interesting, but the way it was written, to me, is rather boring.

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An Unsatisfying Mystery and a Disappointing Ending

I struggled to enjoy this story (particularly after how much I enjoyed Turton's last book) and didn't care for either the mystery at the center of the plot or the ending. Just my personal reaction, though.