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by Kate Atkinson
Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; Airport / Export ed edition (August 1, 2006)
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Also by kate atkinson. Not the End of the World.
Also by kate atkinson. He ended up in the dirty heart of the city, on a street that somehow seemed to be on a lower level than the rest of the town, a blackened urban ravine.
One Good Turn (subtitled A Jolly Murder Mystery) is a 2006 crime novel by Kate Atkinson set in Edinburgh during the Festival
One Good Turn (subtitled A Jolly Murder Mystery) is a 2006 crime novel by Kate Atkinson set in Edinburgh during the Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a brutal road rage incident - an incident that changes the lives of everyone involved. It is the second novel to feature former private investigator Jackson Brodie and is set two years after the earlier Case Histories.
It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival . I like how we discover so much about the characters in this novel. If there is more, beyond the usual 3-D for characters, then it is definitely found in this novel. In just a few sentences we receive a great deal of information about the characters, but Ms Atkinson doesn’t stop there.
Justine Jordan enjoys Kate Atkinson's excursion to Edinburgh, One Good Turn. Once best known for her Whitbread award-winning first novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate Atkinson followed up three playful, picaresque family sagas with her hugely successful crime sortie, Case Histories. A masterly orchestration of random violence and domestic heartbreak, it featured the requisite grizzled private eye with a troubled private life and a taste for country singers; in a combination of critic and text intriguing enough to well deserve its place among the back-cover blurbs, Stephen King considered it "the best mystery of the decade".
The first Kate Atkinson book I read was one I picked up haphazardly off a library shelf, because "Life After Life" (the one I was looking for) was missing. This turned out to be the third in the Jackson Brodie series, and I was hooked. Delighted to go back and read the first two later. One Good Turn" is the second in the series, and like the others, the best thing about it for me is how Atkinson gets inside the heads of the characters, and seems to be portraying people we might well encounter ourselves.
The title of Kate Atkinson’s novel, One Good Turn, could describe the way that one character’s Good Samaritan behavior leads to him being robbed, mistakenly identified as a murder victim, and more. His is only one of several plot threads this novel, which is a suspenseful journey through the underworld of Edinburgh. One Good Turn certainly deserves the attention of readers looking for a novel that’s superbly-crafted and beautifully-written. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime . As ever with Atkinson what each one actually discovers is their true self. One Good Turn (book) - For other uses of the term, see One Good Turn (disambiguation).
With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further. Unputdownable and triumphant, One Good Turn is a sharply intelligent read that is also percipient, funny, and totally satisfying. One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw is a book published in 2000 by Canadian architect, professor and writer Witold Rybczynski.
Hadn’t Sutherland said he was on holiday? He handed Martin his key, barely looking up from the Evening News that was spread out on the cheap veneer of the reception counter. ariously from the edge of his lip. Do you remember me?. Do you know who I am? The night porter tore himself away from the newspaper, an inch of ash dropped from his cigarette. He glanced up at Martin and then, as if seeing nothing of interest, returned to his paper
It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - a near-homicidal attack which changes the lives of everyone involved. The fourth novel featuring Jackson Brodie from the N. bestselling author of When Will There Be Good News?, winner of Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn.