One Good Turn A Novel

By: Atkinson, Kate

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On a beautiful summer day, crowds lined up outside a theater witness a sudden act of extreme road rage: a tap on a fender triggers a nearly homicidal attack. Jackson Brodie, ex-cop, ex-private detective, new millionaire, is among the bystanders.The event thrusts Jackson into the orbit of the wife of an unscrupulous real estate tycoon, a washed-up comedian, a successful crime novelist, a mysterious Russian woman, and a female police detective. Each of them hiding a secret, each looking for love or money or redemption or escape, they all play a role in driving Jackson out of retirement and into the middle of several mysteries that intersect in one sinister scheme.Kate Atkinson "writes such fluid, sparkling prose that an ingenious plot almost seems too much to ask, but we get it anyway," writes Laura Miller for Salon. With a keen eye for the excesses of modern life, a warm understanding of the frailties of the human heart, and a genius for plots that turn and twist, Atkinson has written a novel that delights and surprises from the first page to the last.

Title: One Good Turn A Novel

Author Name: Atkinson, Kate

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Co.: 2006

ISBN Number: 0316154849

ISBN Number 13: 9780316154840

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 0001725

Description: 312pp. 8vo. Cloth over boards with gilt on spine. Book is the American first edition with a complete number line from 1-10, it is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, and clean. Jacket is Brodart protected. Author also wrote "Case Histories," "Behind the Scenes at the Museum," and "Not the End of the World" among others.