One Good Turn: (Jackson Brodie) - Jackson Brodie (Paperback)
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One Good Turn: (Jackson Brodie) - Jackson Brodie (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 02/07/2007
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Jackson Brodie finds himself at the Edinburgh Fringe in the second of Kate Atkinson’s cerebral crime novels. With the big-hearted former detective under suspicion for murder, he sets about trying to wrest the truth from a richly drawn rogues’ gallery of fellow suspects. Another engaging and multi-layered mystery from the great Kate Atkinson.

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.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552772440
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 32 mm


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"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

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“Great book, brilliant ending!”

I loved this book. You have to concentrate to keep all the story lines straight in your mind, but it is well worth the effort. It was funny, touching and exciting in turn. The closing paragraph was brilliant and... More

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“Lacking something”

I want to like Kate Atkinson's novels more than I do. Her plot fits together so neatly with all of the interlacing strands, and while it's effectively a detective story, it's got more depth to it and... More

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“So funny...............”

This book is exceedingly funny and well written. I was leant this by a friend and wasnt sure about it as I had found "When Will There Be Good News" very difficult to get into and read.
This couldnt be more... More

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