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  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409082729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 6 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Jason Isaacs
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $18.99

One Good Turn

(Jackson Brodie)




Kate Atkinson's brilliant bestselling follow-up to Case Histories, now a major 6-part BBC1 crime drama series with Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie.

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. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect.

As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls. They are all looking for love or money or redemption or escape: but what each actually discovers is their own true self.

  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409082729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 6 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Jason Isaacs
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $18.99

About the author

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of the world’s foremost novelists. She won the Costa Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her three critically lauded and prizewinning novels set around World War II are Life After Life, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award), and Transcription. She was appointed MBE for services to literature in 2011.

Her bestselling literary crime novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs. Jackson Brodie returns in her new novel Big Sky.

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Praise for One Good Turn

An absolute joy to read...the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre.

Guardian

Atkinson is frequently very funny...while the tone stays light, the plot continues to darken....manages to be that rarest of things - a good literary novel and a cracking holiday read

Observer

Atkinson, while having fun with the murder-mystery genre, slyly slips us a muted tragedy

Sunday Telegraph

Thrillingly addictive...In One Good Turn Atkinson proves quite unique in her ability to fuse emotional drama and thriller...Imagine a Richard Curtis film scripted by Raymond Chandler, both a little enlivened by the collaboration...The mix is embodied by Brodie. Like all good detectives, he is a hero for men and women alike

The Times

One Good Turn is the most fun I've had with a novel this year

IAN RANKIN, Guardian

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