Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Devil’s Detective

The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth, 289 pages

Thomas Fool is an Information man in Hell.  He investigates crimes, essentially.  An odd rash of crimes has cropped up in which humans are dead and their souls are missing.  Of course, this is happening while a delegation from Heaven is visiting and Fool is partially responsible for being the escort for the delegation, in addition to his regular duties.  The victims have been killed in particularly violent ways and Fool’s efforts in uncovering evidence seem to be blocked at every turn.  He is determined, however, to get to the bottom of the crime.  This was a pretty good book, but also fairly odd.  It reminds me a little of Jasper Fforde, but not quite as funny.  

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