The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Hardback)Stuart Turton (author)
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 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...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 924 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
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’
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
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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