Kate Atkinson – One Good Turn

Kate Atkinson got into the major league of modern literature on her first attempt: her debut novel, The Museum of My Secrets, received the prestigious Whitbread Prize, bypassing Salman Rushdy’s “Farewell Sigh of the Moor,” and the Russian reader managed to fall in love with a series of novels about private detective Jackson Brody ( “Crimes of the past”, “Turning around for the better”, “Should we expect good news?”, “A little light, with a dog together”), Stephen King dubbed “the main detective project of the decade”. The total circulation of the cycle exceeded three million copies, and on the basis of his first books, the BBC channel released the series “Crimes of the Past” with Jackson Isaacs in the title role.

This time, the action takes place in the Scottish capital, awash with tourists during the famous annual Edinburgh Arts Festival. Again, Jackson Brody is witnessing seemingly unrelated episodes: a prominent businessman, under whom he is already digging the Department of Economic Crimes in full, ends up in a hospital with a heart attack under very compromising circumstances; the ebb leaves a girl’s body on the shore with cross-earrings, but the tide again takes him to the sea, despite all the efforts of Brody, who happened to be nearby. The local police see him at best as a liar, or even a suspect …