The Devil's Detective (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) (Paperback)

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A murderer is loose in Hell. Normally this wouldn't overly concern Thomas Fool, one of Hell's Information Men, but these particular murderers are severe even by demonic standards. And with a delegation from Heaven poking into things and a populace of emboldened human souls running riot through the city, the beleagured detective has his work cut out for him. Brutal, intriguing, and inventive, Simon Kurt Unsworth's vision of a hell redefining itself for a new generation is a compelling mystery with teeth. And more than a few horns....

— From Rich


Something is changing in Hell.

A man is found dead, murdered in a horrific manner--even by Hell's standards--and he is merely the first of many. Unfortunately, these deaths coincide with a political visit from a Heavenly delegation, so the pressure is on Thomas Fool, an Information Man, to track down and identify the murderer. It's critical that Fool solves these crimes, but how can he find a killer in a place where murder is common currency?

With no memory of his past but an irresistible drive to discover the truth, Fool will follow the trail of clues straight into the heart of a dark and chaotic conspiracy. A revolution is brewing in Hell . . . and nothing is what it seems.

About the Author

Simon Kurt Unsworth was born in Manchester and lives in a farmhouse in Cumbria, in the United Kingdom. He is the author of many short stories, including the collection Quiet Houses. The Devil's Detective is his first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804172929
ISBN-10: 0804172927
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard