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Stuart Turton

Forfatter af The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

3 Værker 7,145 Medlemmer 372 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist, born in the United Kingdom. He holds degrees in English and Philosophy. His career has included working in a bookshop, teaching English in Shanghai, working for a technology magazine in London, and writing various travel articles. He is the author of vis mere The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. The title in the U.S. is, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. It won the Costa Book Award 2018 category, First Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (2018) 5,593 eksemplarer
The Devil and the Dark Water (2020) 1,371 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1980
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK
Bopæl
London, England, UK
Erhverv
novelist
Agent
Harry Illingworth (DHH Literary)
Kort biografi
Stuart Turton is an English internationally bestselling author and journalist.

Turton's debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (released in the US as The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle) won the First Novel Award at the 2018 Costa Book Awards and has sold in 28 languages. Since publication, it has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK. In an interview, given to The Guardian newspaper, he described writing the book as "just awful".

Turton was born and raised in Widnes, England and educated at The University of Liverpool, where he received a BA (Hons) in English and Philosophy. After graduating, he spent a year working as a teacher in Shanghai, before becoming a technology journalist in London. He moved to Dubai to become a travel journalist, living there for three years until he returned to London to write his first novel.
Accolades

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle won the Best First Novel prize in the 2018 Costa Book Awards and Best Novel in the 2018 Books Are My Bag Readers' Awards. That same year, it was shortlisted for a New Writers' Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards, Debut of the Year at The British Book Awards, and longlisted for a New Blood Dagger and Gold Dagger at the CWA Awards.

Val McDermid selected Turton to appear on her New Blood panel at the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival. In 2019, it was shortlised for Best Debut Novel at the Strand Magazine Critics Awards and longlisted for The Glass Bell Award.

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The title of Stuart Turton's new book caught my eye - The Last Murder at the End of the World. I enjoy post apocalyptic fiction and murder mysteries, so this was an easy book to pick up.

I'm always fascinated as to what an author imagines for the 'end of the world'. I liked what Turton has come up with - there's so many directions the plot could take from the opening chapters.

The end of the world is a small island surrounded by a poisonous black fog. Three elders make the decisions for the 121 gentle villagers. And then there's Abi - the artificial intelligence that speaks to everyone through their thoughts. When a body is found, its heralds the beginning of the end...

There's lots more about the island and the inhabitants to discover. Trying to solve a murder is a new situation for the villagers. Normally the elders take care of everything and their word is the final decision. But one villager is determined to get answers for not just the murder, but for the rest of their tiny piece of the world. They have 107 hours to solve the killing.

In addition to some great world building is the characters' growth. Will they find the whodunit? Will changes take place? Will they survive the changes?

Something different for me, but I very much enjoyed it.
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Twink | 14 andre anmeldelser | May 29, 2024 |
I think Turton books are ones that would be fun to return to, as they are quite a bit denser and more layered than your average mystery. This is certainly a genre blend though, with some dystopia, some sci-fi, and then your basic murder investigation. There is a lot of information to take in over the course of the story, many technological surprises that change the flavor of the murder mystery. This isn't a whodunit that you can unravel on your own, as you will have no idea what pieces are even possible until the end. One thing that bugged me about the characters was that I couldn't tell what generation/age they were from the dialog. I would be reading and then suddenly be reminded that this is a child, or this is an adult who is talking about her own adult father, or whatever. It definitely helped to have the AI narrator bringing the threads together, even if it was also unreliable.… (mere)
 
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KallieGrace | 14 andre anmeldelser | May 28, 2024 |
Kind of a standout for me for this author. I feel like I always want to like Stuart Turton more than I do; I find his "twisty" books tropey (in a good way) and fun, but I always feel like I see the twists coming so far away! However, this one had pretty well won me over by the end anyway—I enjoyed the actual characters and their interesting interpersonal dynamics quite a bit.
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bibliovermis | 14 andre anmeldelser | May 27, 2024 |
In una villa durante un ballo in maschera l'ereditiera viene uccisa. Nei successivi 8 giorni, che saranno sempre lo stesso giorno, quello della festa, il protagonista si risveglierà nei corpi di 8 ospiti e dai diversi punti di vista dovrà risolvere l omicidio
 
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LLonaVahine | 306 andre anmeldelser | May 22, 2024 |

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