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The Devil's Detective - Simon Kurt Unsworth

The Devil's Detective - Simon Kurt Unsworth

Title: The Devil’s Detective

Author:  Simon Kurt Unsworth

ISBN:  9780091956516

Weight:  857 g

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The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

A sea change is coming to Hell… and a man named Thomas Fool is caught in the middle.

Thomas Fool is an Information Man, an investigator tasked with cataloging and filing reports on the endless stream of violence and brutality that flows through Hell.  His job holds no reward or satisfaction, because Hell has rules but no justice.  Each new crime is stamped ‘Do Not Investigate’ and dutifully filed away in the depths of the Bureaucracy.  But when an important political delegation arrives and a human is found murdered in a horrific manner – extravagant even by Hell’s standards – everything changes.

The murders escalate, and their severity points to the kind of killer not seen for many generations.  Something is challenging the rules and order of Hell, so the Bureaucracy sends Fool to identify and track down the killer…

But how do you investigate murder in a place where death is common currency?  Or when your main suspect pool is a legion of demons?  With no memory of his past and only an irresistible need for justice, Fool will piece together clues and follow a trail that leads directly into the heart of a dark and chaotic conspiracy.  A revolution is brewing in Hell… and nothing is what it seems.

In The Devil’s Detective, Simon Kurt Unsworth has created a phantasmagoric thrill ride filled with stunning set pieces and characters that spring from our deepest nightmares.  It will have readers of both thrillers and horror hanging on by their fingernails until the final word.

A stunningly original blend of crime, horror and suspense, The Devil’s Detective is a bold new thriller that will shock and amaze.

Peer & Press Reviews

Hell as the setting for a noir investigation turns out to be as fun as it sounds in The Devil’s Detective.  Inventive and pacy, Simon Kurt Unsworth has created a world – underworld? – distinctly his own.

Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist

An entertaining Dantean spin on the police procedural…  Appropriately awash with gore and bodily fluids, The Devil’s Detective is damned good.

Financial Times

I think this might be the most whimsical murder story ever told.  The Devil’s Detective is relentlessly creative, fearlessly witty, and completely twisted.  Naturally, I loved it.

Chelsea Cain, NYT bestselling author of One Kick

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Devil’s Detective
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Devil's Detective – book 1
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Del Rey
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780091956516
ISBN 10: 009195651X
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 358
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 34mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Irena Vettese
Jacket design: Head Design
Jacket imagery: Head Design

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