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The Devil's Playground

The Devil's Playground

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9780571312351
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About the Book

In his debut novel, Stav Sherez - author of the best-selling Carrigan & Miller detective series - explores a history of terror and mass murder rooted in Europe's murky past.

In a forgotten corner of a rain-lashed park in Amsterdam, the body of a tramp is found. The scarring on his body suggests he may be the latest victim of a serial killer terrorizing the city, but the police can find no name, only the telephone number of a young Englishman.

Jon Reed is summoned from London to identify the body of the man he once knew as Jake Colby. With a killer on the loose, he and the detective in charge of the case are determined to help uncover the truth of what happened, no matter where that may lead them.

In his debut novel, Stav Sherez - author of the best-selling Carrigan & Miller detective series - explores a history of terror and mass murder rooted in Europe's murky past. In a forgotten corner of a rain-lashed park in Amsterdam, the body of a tramp is found. The scarring on his body suggests he may be the latest victim of a serial killer terrorizing the city, but the police can find no name, only the telephone number of a young Englishman.Jon Reed is summoned from London to identify the body of the man he once knew as Jake Colby. With a killer on the loose, he and the detective in charge of the case are determined to help uncover the truth of what happened, no matter where that may lead them.
  • Stav Sherez

    Stav Sherez is the author of two previous novels. The Devil's Playground (2004), his debut, was described by James Sallis as 'altogether extraordinary, it introduces a major new talent', and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasy Dagger Award. His second novel The Black Monastery (2009) was described as 'dynamite fiction' in the Independent and 'spectacular' by Laura Wilson in the Guardian. You can find him on twitter @stavsherez.

“Audacious, powerful”
- Observer
“Demonstrating rare intelligence, brilliantly structured, beautifully written, The Devil's Playground is the finest first novel I have read in some time. It is altogether extraordinary and introduces a major new talent.”
- James Sallis, author of 'Drive'