The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Sep 18, 2018 - Fiction - 448 pages
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A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

'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...

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Stuart Turton is a very talented man. He states that in his debut novel, he set out to create an Agatha Christie-style novel crossed with the television show Quantum Leap to produce a unique and ... Read full review

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Aiden Bishop awakens in an unknown forest with only one name resonating in his mind-Anna. He does not know where he is, when it is, and he does not even know his own name. The only thing he knows is ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Stuart Turton has a degree in English and Philosophy. Having trained for no particular career, he’s dabbled in most of them. He stocked shelves in a Darwin bookshop, taught English in Shanghai, worked for a technology magazine in London, wrote travel articles in Dubai, and now he’s a freelance journalist. Stuart lives in London with his wife and drinks lots of tea.

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