The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A Novel

by Stuart Turton

On Sale: 09/18/2018

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A Novel

by Stuart Turton

On Sale: 09/18/2018


Costa First Novel Award

Goodreads Choice Awards

Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown (UK)

About the Book

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

'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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Critical Praise

“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

“Dazzling . Bracingly original, fiendishly clever . Quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and altogether triumphant. I wish I’d written it.” - A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

“Complex, fascinating and bewildering. . . . An astonishingly polished debut.” - The Times (London)

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.” - Sunday Express (London)

“Prepare to have your brain fried and your mind blown . . . an exhilarating, unsettling and invigoratingly original read.” - Daily Express (UK)

“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 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, author of Behind Her Eyes

“An original and high concept murder mystery, this is welcome rescue in a sea of psychological thrillers.” - Stylist (UK)

“Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day in the tightly plotted The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.” - Good Housekeeping, UK

“This novel is so ingenious and original that it’s difficult to believe it’s Turton’s debut. The writing is completely immersive. . . .  Turton masterfully creates a natural flow while jumping through different characters on different days. . . . Stuart Turton is an author to remember.” - Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443457460
  • ISBN 10: 1443457469
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 09/18/2018
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth

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