One Good Turn: A Jolly Murder Mystery

September 11, 2007|
One Good Turn: A Jolly Murder Mystery by Kate Atkinson
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Case Histories, once again featuring ex-cop turned private investigator Jackson Brodie.

It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident – an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander – until he becomes a suspect.

With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further. Like a set of Russian dolls each thread of the narrative reveals itself to be related to the last. Her Dickensian cast of characters are all looking for love or money and find it in surprising places. As ever with Atkinson what each one actually discovers is their true self.

Unputdownable and triumphant, One Good Turn is a sharply intelligent read that is also percipient, funny, and totally satisfying.
Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. She has won several prizes for her short stories. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was then chosen as the overall 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year. She has written three further critically acclaimed novels: Human Croquet; ...
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Title:One Good Turn: A Jolly Murder MysteryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 7.94 X 5.01 X 1.05 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 7.94 X 5.01 X 1.05 inPublished:September 11, 2007Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385662610

ISBN - 13:9780385662611

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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