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The Devil's Detective: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Simon Kurt Unsworth
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 12 months ago
by Simon Kurt Unsworth "Welcome to Hell, sir." A story set in Hell, where a delegation of Angels have come to help investigate a blue flash, which usually indicates a 'fallen'. Hell is populated by humans and demons, both of whom can be killed, though that doesn't mean they can't be questioned.....
Kitty Horror
Kitty Horror rated it 5 years ago
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Thomas Fool is one of hell's information men. He and two colleagues are sent to investigate crime committed in hell, whilst most of it is ignored a recent spate of murders has got the attention of hell's ...
Book Reviews by Lynn
Book Reviews by Lynn rated it 6 years ago
Welcome to hell... .... where skinless demons patrol the lakes and the waves of Limbo wash against the outer walls, while the souls of the Damned float on their surface, waiting to be collected.When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool, one of Hell's ...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 6 years ago
I received a free copy of The Devil's Detective: A Novel from the publisher in return for an honest review. This is a DNF for me, I just can't get into it at all. The Devil's Detective is a heavy and bleak read. The author paints an oppressive, dark and depressing picture and the world building is...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it 6 years ago
(I received a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)First thing first: if you're looking for nice things, Happy Ever Afters and something else than bleak prospects, this is not the book for you. But the fact it's set in Hell, only in Hell and nowhere else, makes this fact kind of...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 6 years ago
*I received an ARC from Netgalley. This is my honest review." When I started The Devil’s Detective I knew it might be a bit of a challenge. It’s been described as bleak and has also been compared to Clive Barker and though I’ve always adored Barker’s work, I’ve always had to give him my 100% atten...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it 6 years ago
Publication Date: Available Now from Randomhouse UK Ebury Publishing Source: Netgalley 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, be...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it 6 years ago
Every once in a while, as the mood strikes me, I like to indulge in those titles that are a bit odd . . . a bit different . . . a bit bizarre . . . and a bit freaky. These are books that don't get a lot of press, and which rarely get any retail shelf space. They're often an underground of sort of li...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
When they arrive in Hell, the angels are disappointed. Where are the lakes of fire? Where are the torments? In Simon Unsworth's The Devil's Detective, Hell has become a more subtle place. The delegation of angels that arrive at the beginning of the book are told that the new punishments are all the ...
Doubleday Publishing
Doubleday Publishing rated it 6 years ago
Channeling the layered mysteries of Jonathan Lethem's early work, Unsworth takes us on a bizarre, addicting trip into the every day life of a soul in hell. This particular soul, though, has the job of investigating violent crime in the pit, a job which lands him in hot water (pun intended) with bot...
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