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    DescriptionIt is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - an incident 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 suspect. 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. Like a set of Russian dolls each thread of the narrative reveals itself to be related to the last. Her Dickensian cast of characters are all looking for love or money and find it in surprising places. As ever with Atkinson what each one actually discovers is their true self. Unputdownable and triumphant, One Good Turn is a sharply intelligent read that is also percipient, funny, and totally satisfying.


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    Title
    One Good Turn
    Subtitle
    (Jackson Brodie)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Atkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552777872
    ISBN 10: 0552777870
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC, 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    BIC subject category V2: FBC
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    09 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kate Atkinson's One Good Turn was the second novel after Case Histories to feature the former private detective Jackson Brodie. He made a welcome return in When Will There Be Good News? (voted Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year) and in Started Early, Took My Dog. The first three Brodie novels were adapted into a successful BBC TV series starring Jason Isaacs. Kate won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize for her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed author ever since. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
    Review quote
    "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 "High suspense and rattling pace...charged with adrenalin and a spry humour." Financial Times "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
    Back cover copy
    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.