The Bath Festival: Stuart Turton: The Devil and the Dark Water

19 May 2021
19 May 2021

The Sunday Times bestselling author Stuart Turton talks to Natasha Pulley about his audacious second novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, chosen as a Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Financial Times.

The year is 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be tried for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. This book is inventive and beguiling, with heroes, villains, twists and turns galore and follows on from the huge success of his dazzling debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle which won the Costa First Novel Award in 2018.