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One Good Turn

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Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

4.3
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Language:English | Number of Pages: 400 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Norwegian

Isbn-10: 0385608004 | Isbn-13: 9780385608008 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Audio CD , Audio Cassette , Paperback , Others , eBook

Category: Crime , Mystery & Thrillers , Non-fiction

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Book Description
A brilliant new thriller from the author of 2005's breakout favorite, Case Histories, again featuring the irresistibly reluctant detective Jackson Brodie. Two years after the events of Case Histories left him a retired millionaire, former detective Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional girlfriend and former client, to Edinburgh for its famous summer arts festival. But when he watches a man brutally attacked in a traffic jam--the apparent victim of an extreme case of road rage--a chain of events is set in motion that will pull the wife of an unscrupulous real estate tycoon, a timid but successful crime novelist, and a hardheaded female police detective into Jackson's orbit. Suddenly out of retirement, Brodie is once again in the midst of several mysteries that intersect in one giant and sinister scheme. A triumphant novel filled with wit and surprise and intrigue, ONE GOOD TURN will delight the many fans who applauded Kate Atkinson's first foray into thrillers, and it will win her even more devoted readers as she continues to blur the boundaries that divide literary and crime fiction.
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    bookshelves: autumn-2013, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2006, series, bedside, handbag-read
    Read from September 07 to 18, 2013

    One penny wonder, Lavenham

    My cover has a decapitated green and white tour bus rolling along Princes Street, where the blurred backdrop is t ...continue

    bookshelves: autumn-2013, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2006, series, bedside, handbag-read
    Read from September 07 to 18, 2013

    One penny wonder, Lavenham

    My cover has a decapitated green and white tour bus rolling along Princes Street, where the blurred backdrop is the castle.

    Opening: He was lost. He wasn't used to being lost.

    ¡¡WIMP WHACKS WOOD-WIELDING WANKER!!

    This has been my reward for busy days; a little Good Turn on the pillow, and snuck away for a glimpse of the odd delicious paragraph in the handbag.

    this second concatenatic is slightly better than the first

    musical backdrop

    4* Case Histories
    4* One Good Turn
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    For a good 100 pages I was wondering what was going to happen as all characters had already been described in good detail, then something happened and I couldn't stop reading. I liked the descriptions and the story, even though I was shocked in two specific parts of it.

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  • 4

    «Jackson didn't like change, he liked to think things could stay the same for ever. Change was insidious, creeping up on you as if it was playing a game of statues.»

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  • 4

    How does Kate Atkinson do this? She takes three different genres -literary, detective and humorous fiction - puts them in a bag, shakes them together and ends up with a book you can neither classify nor put down.

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  • 3

    Someone said it is much more than a crime novel and I agree, yet I found it in some parts boring and the plot is highly predictable... Disappointing

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  • 4

    Divertente e molto ben scritto. Uno sguardo intelligente su una Edinburgo diversa da quella di Rankin ma altrettanto malinconica. Consigliatissimo.

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  • 5

    A huge improvement over her previous novel, Case Histories (which many people loved). This is a unique, literate mystery/crime thriller with characters that are easy to love.

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