After reading Stuart Turton’s debut novel, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, I became an instant fan. It was such an interesting twist on the mystery genre, and I loved it! Below, I’m sharing all of Stuart Turton’s books in order, including my review of his debut novel and details on his newest book coming in 2024.
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Mystery Books by Stuart Turton
If you’re looking for a unique mystery thriller read, a Stuart Turton novel would be a great pick! He writes genre-bending, mostly historical mysteries with a unique twist, and his debut novel has won (or been nominated for) numerous awards.
Whether you’re already a Stuart Turton fan like me or you’re just now discovering his books, here’s a list of his books in order (plus more details) to help you figure out which book to pick up next!
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Genre: Historical Mystery/Thriller/Magical Realism
This was one of the most unique and engrossing books I’ve read in a long time. It’s genre-bending, twisty, and best enjoyed with an open mind.
It’s hard to nail down a synopsis for a book this unique, but I’ll break down the essence.
A man (Aidan) is summoned to a gothic mansion for a lavish party. But what he finds is much more sinister: he must find out who killed Evelyn Hardcastle, or he’ll continue to wake up every day in a new host’s body, re-living the same day over and over.
It gives off serious Agatha Christie vibes, which I am ALL about. The cast of characters, the eerie setting, the twists and turns…it’s all so well done. Highly recommended!
Publication date: September 18th, 2018
The Devil and the Dark Water
Genre: Historical Mystery/Paranormal
Set in the early 1600s, a renowned detective is being transported on an East India trading ship bound for Amsterdam. He’s been placed under arrest (for an unknown crime he may or may not have committed) and put into shackles.
His loyal companion, Arent Hayes, is traveling with him, determined to make sure he’s safe. But shortly after the ship embarks, strange things start to happen onboard the ship – and some of the passengers are in terrible danger.
With the detective locked up, it’s up to Arent to solve the mystery and save the ship from sinking.
I’m reading this right now, and really enjoying it! It’s very atmospheric, I love the characters, and I’m intrigued as to which direction the story will go.
Publication date: October 6th, 2020
The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights
Genre: Short Stories/Gothic/Horror
In addition to his novels, Stuart Turton has written a short story that was included in this holiday ghost story anthology! It brings back the tradition of telling haunted tales during Christmastime.
This anthology also features spooky Christmas stories from popular historical fiction and modern Gothic authors like Bridget Collins, Jess Kidd, Natasha Pulley, and Catriona Ward.
Publication date: October 19th, 2023
The Last Murder at the End of the World
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Science Fiction
Stuart Turton has a new novel coming out in 2024! It’s set on an idyllic island – the last piece of land that exists after a terrible fog wiped out the rest of the world.
A small group of islanders and scientists co-exist peacefully on the island, until one of the scientists is found dead.
The death has caused the island’s security system to turn off, and the fog begins to creep in. If the murder isn’t solved quickly, everyone on the island will be overtaken by the fog.
First off, I’m obsessed with that cover. And second, this premise sounds right up my alley, and I cannot wait to read it!
Publication date: May 21st, 2024
I hope you get a chance to check out Stuart Turton’s binge-worthy mystery books. Enjoy!
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