Why did I love this book?
My favorite modern mysteries bring new elements to the genre, and Stuart Turton’s debut, The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, was an eye-opener, mixing a time-loop SF concept with a classic murder mystery. The Devil and the Dark Water appears less startling at first, but, as they say, still waters run deep... In 1634, the ‘world’s greatest detective’ is being transported by boat to Amsterdam to be executed. Given that he’s under lock and key, how can he solve the terrifying and impossible series of crimes that occur during the voyage? Finding out is a hell of a journey for the reader.