Reviews

  • With the character of Fool, Simon Kurt Unsworth has crafted a hero among the damned. Original, tense, and full of twists, this is one hell of a great read

    Hugh Howey, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Wool
  • Expect gruesome descriptions of horrible other-worldly violence - and subtly life-affirming sentiments in a quirky Lovecraftian tale

    The Sun
  • An entertaining Dantean spin on the police procedural… Appropriately awash with gore and bodily fluids, The Devil’s Detective is damned good.

    The Financial Times
  • Dark and luminous, compelling and insidious, DEVIL'S DETECTIVE is a novel that transcends genre

    Michael Marshall Smith
  • inventive and intriguing - Unsworth turns a journey through Hell into a heavenly read

    Alison Littlewood, author of Richard and Judy pick A Cold Season
  • I think this might be the most whimsical murder story ever told. The Devil’s Detective is relentlessly creative, fearlessly witty, and completely twisted. Naturally, I loved it.

    Chelsea Cain, NYT bestselling author of One Kick and Heartsick
  • Hell as the setting for a noir investigation turns out to be as fun as it sounds in The Devil's Detective. Inventive and pacy, Simon Kurt Unsworth has created a world - underworld? - distinctly his own

    Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist and The Damned
  • A grand, nightmarish page-turner that will have you riveted no matter how much you’d prefer to look away.

    Kirkus
  • Truly a genre bending and thrilling literary mystery you won’t soon forget. Certainly my favorite book of 2015 so far!

    Book People
  • The Devil's Detective has the capability to be a real breakout novel, one of those rare breeds of a horror novel that manages to escape from the genre and appeal to much wider audience. The balance between the genre trappings and tropes of both horror and crime is perfectly balanced.

    GingerNutsofHorror.com

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