One Good Turn
"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 ChronicleTwo years after the events of Case Histories left him a retired millionaire, Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional... show more
"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 ChronicleTwo 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
Publish date: September 10th 2007
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Jackson Brodie (#2)
I don't know if I liked this book or was appalled by it. A little bit of both. This was a confusing mishmash of characters and the book takes forever to get going. Jackson and Julia are toxic as anything. There's a scene we get via Jackson and we learn about him and Julia and I just wanted to sc...
Though he makes his living writing crime novels, Martin Canning is a shy, gentle man. But when he witnesses a road rage incident at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he steps in to save a stranger from being beaten to death. The story begins in the point of view of the beaten man, and he does something...
54. ONE GOOD TURN, BY KATE ATKINSON (Book 2 of Jackson Brodie)The second book in the Jackson Brodie series; I liked the first one and I’m allowed to read up to the third one this year (and I will, I’m a sucker for series).Synopsis: Jackson is in Edinburgh for a Festival where his girlfriend, Julia, ...
bookshelves: autumn-2013, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2006, series, bedside, handbag-read Read from September 07 to 18, 2013 One penny wonder, LavenhamMy cover has a decapitated green and white tour bus rolling along Princes Street, where the blurred backdrop is the castle.Opening: H...
One Good Turn requires your attention. Jackson Brodie, the retired policeman, retired detective, does one good thing. He offers help to Martin Canning, who has helped a man who is a victim of road rage. This is the straightforward, easy part. From here, the novel becomes four or six or eight threads...
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