Reviews

  • "An absolute joy to read...the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre."

    Guardian
  • "Atkinson is frequently very funny...while the tone stays light, the plot continues to darken....manages to be that rarest of things - a good literary novel and a cracking holiday read"

    Observer
  • "Atkinson, while having fun with the murder-mystery genre, slyly slips us a muted tragedy"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "One Good Turn is the most fun I've had with a novel this year"

    IAN RANKIN, Guardian
  • "Thrillingly addictive...In One Good Turn Atkinson proves quite unique in her ability to fuse emotional drama and thriller...Imagine a Richard Curtis film scripted by Raymond Chandler, both a little enlivened by the collaboration...The mix is embodied by Brodie. Like all good detectives, he is a hero for men and women alike"

    The Times