The Devil and the Dark Water is a deliciously sinister period chiller set on a blighted sea voyage to Amsterdam.
It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may or may not have committed.
Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, and also on board is Sara Wessel, a noblewoman with a secret. Devilry begins to blight the voyage and the passengers hear a terrible voice whispering to them in the darkness, promising them three unholy miracles: an impossible pursuit, an impossible theft and an impossible murder. With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that now threatens to sink the ship.