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Stuart Turton

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Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut novel. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. He lives in London with his wife.

Genres: Historical Mystery
   The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (2018)
     aka The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
   The Devil and the Dark Water (2020)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel winner (2018) : The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton recommends
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder (2020)
(Marion Lane, book 1)
T A Willberg
"The most fun I've had with a book this year. Every page is a delight, the worldbuilding is wonderful, and the mystery got its hooks into me from the first chapter."
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie (2020)
Marie Benedict
"What a read! Agatha Christie is so beautifully drawn, you could easily believe Benedict knew her intimately. Each page uncovers fresh layers of pain, rage, genius and suffering, culminating with a firecracker of an ending. I loved it."
The Dying Squad (2021)
Adam Simcox
"THE DYING SQUAD is one of those books that fizzes with life. Every page has a new idea, or a funny line, and Daisy May is just a brilliant character to spend time with. Also, the ending arrives in a steel-tipped boot. Well played Adam."
The Key in the Lock (2022)
Beth Underdown
"The Key in the Lock is the perfect gothic novel. It has secrets, guilt, brilliant characters, and a grand old house built on a terrible past. An absolute corker."
The New Neighbor (2022)
Carter Wilson
"Damn you. Wilson, I was up all night with this book. The mysteries of Bury are perfectly placed, the tension is thick enough to drown in, and the pages fly by. Brilliant escapism. I can't recommend it highly enough."

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