The year is 1634. The stage is the Saardam, a ship sailing on the Indian Ocean, leaving Batavia (or what is now Jakarta, Indonesia) and heading for Amsterdam, Netherlands. The cast is a literal motley crew of dignitaries, officers, and crew members who not only have to handle the seas but are also faced with transporting a prisoner and two mysterious pieces of cargo. And that was before the devil presented itself…
Pick up your copy soon. The Devil and the Dark Water is Crawford's Books’ August Book Club pick. Grab your copy today and then join the virtual and in-person meeting on August 12, from 6:30-7:30pm.
Interested in what the Mysteries and More Book Club is reading? Check out past reviews and what’s on the horizon: 1/14 Magpie Murders, 2/11 The Henna Artist, 3/11 Mr. Mercedes, 4/8 And Justice There is None, 5/13 The Song of Achilles, 6/10 The Big Sleep, 7/8 The Ice Princess, 8/12 The Devil and the Dark Water, 9/9 A Duty to the Dead, 10/14 Long Bright River, 11/11 The Guest List, 12/ 9 American Dirt
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