The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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Sourcebooks, Inc., May 7, 2019 - Fiction - 480 pages

"This book blew my mind! Utterly original and unique."—Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author

A murder mystery novel inspired by Agatha Christie with a dash of Groundhog Day and a hint of Quantum Leap and Downton Abbey.

Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.

The 71⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive mystery that follows one man's race against time to find a killer, with an astonishing time-turning twist that means nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

From the author of The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton delivers inventive twists in a thriller of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

Praise for The 71⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle:

Sunday Times Bestseller
Costa First Novel Award 2018 Winner
One of Stylist Magazine's 20 Must-Read Books of 2018
One of Harper's Bazaar's 10 Must-Read Books of 2018
One of Guardian's Best Books of 2018
One of Buzzfeed's 17 Mystery Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down
One of BookRiot's 10 Mystery and Thriller Authors like Agatha Christie

"I hereby declare Stuart Turton the Mad Hatter of Crime. The 71⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is unique, energizing, and clever. So original, a brilliant read."—Ali Land, Sunday Times bestselling author 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, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

"Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day... quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant."—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

Other Thrillers from Sourcebooks Landmark:
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
Black Widows by Cate Quinn
The Quiet Girl by S.F. Kosa

 

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Ugh. Just Ugh. Describing it as Downton Abbey meets Groundhog Day is an insult to both Downton Abbey and Groundhog Day. The author has never met a cliche he didn't like. Having established the ... Read full review

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On the 19th anniversary of the murder of 7 year old Thomas Hardcastle, the Hardcastle family has invited a huge house party to join them at their country home (the scene of the crime) to celebrate the ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

STUART TURTON is a freelance journalist who lives in West London with his wife. Stuart is not to be trusted—in the nicest possible way. The 71⁄2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his first novel.

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