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The Devil's Playground

(2004)
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When the body of a tramp, Jake Colby, is found in a secluded Amsterdam park, Dutch police detective Ronald Van Hijn believes that this is the ninth victim of the serial killer stalking the city. Yet, all previous victims were young, female and beautiful. What could have made the killer change his MO?

On the corpse Van Hijn finds contact details for Jon Reed, an Englishman who befriended Jake in London shortly before the murder. Van Hijn summons Jon to Amsterdam to identify the body and so sets him on his own journey of discovery.

Was Jake really a tramp? What revelation about his identity led him to a life on the streets? And did his fate lie not in the hands of a serial killer but in the horror of the Holocaust death camps some 60 years before?

The Devil's Playground is a thought-provoking debut crime thriller from a stunning new young talent.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The finest novel I have read in some time... it introduces a major talent." - James Sallis


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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
ISBN: 0-7181-4648-4 / 978-0-7181-4648-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
ISBN: 0-571-31235-7 / 978-0-571-31235-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
ISBN: 0-14-101406-7 / 978-0-14-101406-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
ISBN: 0-7181-4650-6 / 978-0-7181-4650-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Devil's Playground, The
Author(s): Stav Sherez
ISBN: 1-5318-3959-2 / 978-1-5318-3959-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil's Playground
Author(s): Stav Sherez
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU