Stuart Turton: The Devil and the Dark Water

Wednesday 19 May 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Assembly Rooms
£10 (excl. fees)
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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.

Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here

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The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Photo credit: Charlotte Graham


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