Thursday, 6 October 2016

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Thomas Fool 2: The Devil's Evidence - Simon Kurt Unsworth

Release Date: 06/10/16
Publisher: Del Rey


A new case of unsolvable murders brings Hell to Heaven in the explosive sequel to The Devil’s Detective.

Hell is burning out of control. Thomas Fool, Hell’s first Information Man tasked with investigating the endless stream of violence in Hell, has been promoted to the head of the newly expanded Information Office. Now in command of a legion of Information Men, his new position finds him hated by demons and almost revered by humans. He alone has survived the wrath of demon and angel alike, but he stands alone and at the center of a brewing crisis. New on the scene is the Evidence, a shadowy department whose officers do not investigate; they punish and spread fear. And its leader, Mr. Tap, is gunning for Fool.

Fool is ordered to accompany a political delegation to Heaven, and his arrival coincides with an impossible—and sinister—discovery. A dead body. Murder in Heaven. Violence, corruption, and fear are the currency of Hell, and how does one investigate a crime where these concepts are paradoxes? As the bodies pile up, Fool sees disturbing connections between Heaven and Hell. He must follow clues in a strange land where nothing is as it seems and danger can present itself in any form.

What follows is a phantasmagoric, mind-bending thriller as exciting and unsettling as anything in recent fiction. The Devil’s Evidence is an electrifying, provocative novel filled with stunning set pieces and characters who will live on in your deepest nightmares.


The second book in the Thomas Fool series and as with the previous really helps establish this series in a world of its own as there is nothing else like it on the market. Its well executed, the authors writing style really helps it stand out but its the principle characters alongside the supporting cast that makes this truly unique as the flavours they add really helps bring the authors visions to life.

Back this up with some cracking slight of hand, wonderful twists and a pace that doesn't really let up and all round I'm a very happy reader. I can't wait to see what is in store for our heroe's next case.

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