The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

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 Marie Claire, Australia's 10 Books You Absolutely Have to Read in 2018

`Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.'

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.

But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.

The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 48mm | 922g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Raven Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408889560
  • 9781408889565
  • 958

About Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut novel. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. He lives in West London with his wife.

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This book blew my mind. It is utterly original and unique. I couldn't get it out of my head for days afterwards * Sophie Hannah * The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a mind-bending mash-up of Agatha Christie, Quantum Leap and Groundhog Day. If it isn't made into a film in the very near future, I'll eat my deerstalker -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * I hereby declare Stuart Turton the Mad Hatter of crime. Seven Deaths is unique, energising and clever. So original, a brilliant read ... I tore through it * Ali Land, author of Sunday Times bestseller 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 * An original and high concept murder mystery, this is welcome rescue in a sea of psychological thrillers * Stylist, `The 20 Must-Read Books of 2018' * It deserves to be a stonkingly popular hit ...Outstandingly enjoyable and addictive * Sunday Express * Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day in the tightly plotted The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle * Good Housekeeping * Audaciously inventive, gripping and original * Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It * Murder mystery goes into overdrive in this mind-blowingly original debut ... It's whodunnit heaven * Saga * A huge, crumbling mansion, a masquerade ball, exploding fireworks, a devastating murder, and Stuart Turton has set the scene for this intricate mystery ... Ingenious * Psychologies * A beautifully written, mind-bending whirligig of a book * Adam Hamdy * Dazzling in its complexity, astonishing in its fiendishness and shocking in its sheer audacity. Every page, every character, and every deliciously dark secret is an absolute treat * Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy * Agatha Christie on time-bending substances ... Mind blowing * Eva Dolan * Gloriously inventive, playful and clever, this is a must for mystery fans. I wish I'd written it myself * Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries * I'm green with envy; I wish I'd written this book * Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You * Absolute envy-making bloody murderous brilliance * Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street * An incredibly enjoyable read. Reads like a classic golden age mystery, yet utterly original. Very, very good. -- Ragnar Jonasson Wow. Quite brilliant - inventive, fascinating and compulsive * Tom Lloyd, author of the Twilight Reign series * An ingenious dark twist on Groundhog Day ... Stuart Turton's ingenious, twist-filled debut is a crime novel with a difference * Radio Times * The book is outstandingly enjoyable and addictive and, by the end, you may realise that you've been so preoccupied with Turton pulling your brain in all directions that you haven't noticed he's got your heart in an iron grip as well -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express *
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310 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 48% (149)
4 34% (105)
3 14% (43)
2 3% (10)
1 1% (3)
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