Devil's Detective
Simon Kurt Unsworth

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Narrated By: David Rintoul

Duration: 11 hours and 33 minutes

What to expect

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 detectives, known as 'Information Men’. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace and everyone is guilty of something?

A stunningly original blend of crime, horror and suspense, The Devil’s Detective is a bold new thriller that will shock and amaze.


Crime & mystery fiction, Fantasy, Horror & supernatural fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

Listen to a sample

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

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

Sunday Times Bestselling author of Wool

inventive and intriguing - Unsworth turns a journey through Hell into a heavenly read