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One Good Turn

by Kate Atkinson

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PUBLISHED: 2nd April 2015
ISBN: 9780552772440
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Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect. As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls.
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  • Paperback
    $20.81
PUBLISHED: 2nd April 2015
ISBN: 9780552772440
ANNOTATION:
Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect. As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls.

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Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect. As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls.

Publisher Description

'An absolute joy to read...the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre' Guardian

The second Jackson Brodie novel (after Case Histories)- literary crime from the prizewinning, number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription.

It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - a near-homicidal attack 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 murder suspect.

As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls. They are all looking for love or money or redemption or escape- but what each actually discovers is their own true self.

Author Biography

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her 2013 novel Life After Life won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize, voted Book of the Year for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. It also won the Costa Novel Award, as did her new novel A God in Ruins (2015). She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.

Review

"An absolute joy to read...the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre." Guardian "Atkinson is frequently very funny...while the tone stays light, the plot continues to darken...manages to be that rarest of things - a good literary novel and a cracking holiday read" Observer "Atkinson, while having fun with the murder-mystery genre, slyly slips us a muted tragedy" Sunday Telegraph "One Good Turn is the most fun I've had with a novel this year" -- IAN RANKIN Guardian "Thrillingly addictive...In One Good Turn Atkinson proves quite unique in her ability to fuse emotional drama and thriller...Imagine a Richard Curtis film scripted by Raymond Chandler, both a little enlivened by the collaboration...The mix is embodied by Brodie. Like all good detectives, he is a hero for men and women alike" The Times

Prizes

Short-listed for British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2007

Product Details

Author
Kate Atkinson
Pages
544
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year
2006
ISBN-10
0552772445
ISBN-13
9780552772440
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2006-12-16
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
1 GOOD TURN
Language
English
Residence
Edinburgh, STK
Series
Jackson Brodie
Subtitle
(Jackson Brodie)
Edition
New Jacket
Audience
General/Trade