"Murder, conspiracy and gothic mayhem abound... an irresistible maritime mystery."
"It’s a tad Holmes and Watson, a touch Treasure Island, but there’s so much else, too ... if you read one book this year, make sure it’s this one."
"Artfully combines intriguing characters, fascinating historical details and a seafaring labyrinth of twists and turns—not to mention a demon named Old Tom. There is never a dull moment in this 480-page whodunit… History and mystery lovers alike will delight in the heart-racing escapades of The Devil and the Dark Water."
"A rollicking adventure yarn that makes the most of the superstitious terrors of its 17th-century setting."
Voting closes on 25th October and you can cast your vote, and read more about the awards here.
A further two territories were also sold for the book: Ithaki in Turkey, and Ednorog in Bulgaria.
The second in Abi Elphinstone's Unmapped Chronicles series, Jungledrop, was also published this week.
As well as being hugely entertaining for little adventurers, the book also deftly tackles the subjects of climate change and environmental issues in a way that is both accessible and fun.
To that end, BookBrunch ran an interview with Abi about her love for nature, the wilderness and how it has influenced her writing. You can read it here.
"A medical thriller à la Michael Crichton." Guardian
The dark and mysterious Scandi-Noir, The Creak on the Stairs, by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, was published in paperback and sees the introduction of a brilliant new heroine, Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who is pulled back to her hometown of Akranes to investigate the body of a woman discovered at the town's lighthouse.
This week, it was included in the Sunday Times' top crime and thrillers to get your hands on: "Eva Björg Ægisdóttir's accomplished first novel is not only a full-fat mystery but a chilling demonstration of how monsters are made."
The eBook for The List was released in July and the paperback will be published on 15th October.
We're very proud to have a number of contributors to First Edition: 21 Years of Goldsboro Books, to mark the independent bookshop's 21st birthday. Among writers such as John Connolly, Robert Goddard and Jessie Burton, the below authors from the DHH stable wrote their own brilliant short stories:
"An astonishing book." M. W. Craven
"Loved it." Lisa Hall
"A perfectly thrilling read for those long winter nights. Highly recommended." Adam Hamdy
"This impressive debut builds superbly, with plenty of twists and turns." Woman & Home
A brilliantly dark and historical crime novel with a murderous hook. What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper?