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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton



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A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day, by way of Agatha Christie.

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 fatal pistol shot.

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

“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

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By:   Stuart Turton
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Export/Airside
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   791g
ISBN:   9781408889541
ISBN 10:   1408889544
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut novel. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. He lives in West London with his wife. @Stu_Turton

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

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