The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Paperback)
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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Paperback)

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Published: 01/10/2018
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Waterstones Says

Described as ‘Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express’, this is a startlingly innovative whodunit quite unlike any other.

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019 

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2018

Waterstones Thriller of the Month for October 2018

Described as Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, this is a novel unlike any other. One of the most highly-anticipated debuts of 2018, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle merges the glamour and intrigue of classic murder mystery tropes with an innovative, chinese box narrative that leaves the reader guessing until the very end. A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent

Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.'

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once.

Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.

The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...

‘Original’, ‘unique’, ‘fiendishly clever’ and ‘remarkable’: critics have been knocked for six by Stuart Turton’s mind-blowing take on the country house thriller. The setup – a murder, a set of assembled guests – seems familiar, but the execution is anything but. Simply unmissable.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408889510
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Complex, fascinating and bewildering.... An astonishingly polished debut - Marcel Berlins, The Times

This book blew my mind. It is utterly original and unique. I couldn't get it out of my head for days afterwards - Sophie Hannah

Mind-boggling...what a pleasure it is to give oneself up to the book, to be met with discoveries and thrilling upsets at every turn in the labyrinth... it’s the story that triumphs, with a series of last-minute revelations as dazzling as the finale of a fireworks show - Guardian

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a mind-bending mash-up of Agatha Christie, Quantum Leap and Groundhog Day. If it isn’t made into a film in the very near future, I’ll eat my deerstalker - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

Dazzling … Bracingly original, fiendishly clever … Quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and altogether triumphant. I wish I’d written it - A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

Prepare to have your brain fried and your mind blown... an exhilarating, unsettling and invigoratingly original read - Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

I hereby declare Stuart Turton the Mad Hatter of crime. Seven Deaths is unique, energising and clever. So original, a brilliant read … I tore through it - Ali Land, author of Sunday Times bestseller Good Me, Bad Me

Stuart Turton’s remarkable debut is something the reader will not have encountered before - Financial Times

Darkly comic, mind-blowingly twisty, and with a cast of fantastically odd characters, this is a locked room mystery like no other - Sarah Pinborough

An original and high concept murder mystery, this is welcome rescue in a sea of psychological thrillers - Stylist, ‘The 20 Must-Read Books of 2018’

One of the most inventive, gripping and electrifying thrillers to be published this year ... This is a novel with the power to revolutionise the thinking of anyone who claims not to enjoy reading. The perfect winter thriller - Attitude

It deserves to be a stonkingly popular hit ...Outstandingly enjoyable and addictive - Sunday Express

Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day in the tightly plotted The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Good Housekeeping

Audaciously inventive, gripping and original - Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It

A high-concept genre mash-up with soul … Turton has astonishing ambition and narrative skill to match - Books of the Year, Daily Telegraph

Murder mystery goes into overdrive in this mind-blowingly original debut … It’s whodunnit heaven - Saga

A huge, crumbling mansion, a masquerade ball, exploding fireworks, a devastating murder, and Stuart Turton has set the scene for this intricate mystery … Ingenious - Psychologies

A beautifully written, mind-bending whirligig of a book - Adam Hamdy

Dazzling in its complexity, astonishing in its fiendishness and shocking in its sheer audacity. Every page, every character, and every deliciously dark secret is an absolute treat - Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy

Agatha Christie on time-bending substances … Mind blowing - Eva Dolan

Gloriously inventive, playful and clever, this is a must for mystery fans. I wish I'd written it myself - Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries

I’m green with envy; I wish I’d written this book - Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You

Absolute envy-making bloody murderous brilliance - Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

An incredibly enjoyable read. Reads like a classic golden age mystery, yet utterly original. Very, very good. - Ragnar Jonasson

Wow. Quite brilliant - inventive, fascinating and compulsive - Tom Lloyd, author of the Twilight Reign series

An ingenious dark twist on Groundhog Day … Stuart Turton’s ingenious, twist-filled debut is a crime novel with a difference - Radio Times

The book is outstandingly enjoyable and addictive and, by the end, you may realise that you’ve been so preoccupied with Turton pulling your brain in all directions that you haven’t noticed he’s got your heart in an iron grip as well - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! It’s a work of sheer genius. An amazing, unique book that blew my mind - Sarah J Harris

An Agatha Christie yarn tumbling Through The Looking Glass … This utterly original thriller is brilliantly plotted and a real page-turner, with mind-bending twists and turns - Herald

A brilliantly imaginative reworking of the classic country-house murder-mystery - Countryman

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“You are cordially invited to Blackheath House...”

This mystery will hold your attention. Somebody is going to be murdered at the ball tonight. The characters are actors in a play doing the same thing night after night. Each person has a motive.
It will not appear as... More

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“Pandora's box of puzzles....”

What a sorry, within a story. This highly original simple murder case turns into a time travelling. Agatha Christie style total puzzle with Groundhog Day thrown in.

It is mind blowingly clever; read it, you'll... More

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“This book will Blow your mind!”

What an extremely clever, mind blowing, original and remarkable debut by Stuart Turton.
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book it reminded me so much of Cluedo, but with an Agatha Christie twist, just... More

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