The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Hardback)Stuart Turton (author)
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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: 915 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'High-concept crime fiction indeed' - The Financial Times
'...an exhilarating, unsettling and invigoratingly original read.' - The Express
'...an astonishingly polished debut' - 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
'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
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