One Good Turn

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One Good Turn

By Kate Atkinson

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316012829, 448pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2007

"Atkinson's bright voice rings on every page, and her sly and wry observations move the plot as swiftly as suspense turns the pages of a thriller."-San Francisco Chronicle
Two years after the events of "Case Histories" left him a retired millionaire, Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional girlfriend and former client, to Edinburgh for its famous summer arts festival. But when he witnesses a man being 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, Jackson is once again in the midst of several mysteries that intersect in one giant and sinister scheme.
"Compelling and always entertaining." -"USA"" Today"
""One Good Turn" crackles with energy and imagination." -"Chicago"" Tribune"
"""Atkinson's tart prose sparkles." -"Entertainment Weekly"
"Entertaining both as a murder mystery and as a sprawling multi-character study in the best post-Nashville tradition." -"The Onion"
"A remarkable feat of storytelling bravado." -"Washington"" Post.

About the Author
Kate Atkinson is the author of a short-story collection, "Not the End of the World, " and critically acclaimed novels including "Human Croquet, Case Histories "and" One Good Turn". She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.