Saturday, August 05, 2006

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

The Guardian reviews Kate Atkinson's second novel to feature PI Jackson Brodie.

"Once best known for her Whitbread award-winning first novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate Atkinson followed up three playful, picaresque family sagas with her hugely successful crime sortie, Case Histories. A masterly orchestration of random violence and domestic heartbreak, it featured the requisite grizzled private eye with a troubled private life and a taste for country singers; in a combination of critic and text intriguing enough to well deserve its place among the back-cover blurbs, Stephen King considered it "the best mystery of the decade"."

Read the rest of the review.

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