It is the 1920s and Aiden Bishop has been invited to a masquerade ball at a decaying mansion in the English countryside. A murder will occur there and he will have eight chances to solve it. Only he wakes up in a forest with no memory of who or where he is. So begins The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle—the twisty-turny, mind-boggling debut novel from Stuart Turton. Read this when you’re in the mood for what the author calls a “time-travel, body-hopping murder mystery”. It is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch meets the board game Clue. Agatha Christie meets the late 90s television show Quantum Leap. Hansel and Gretel meets Downtown Abbey. Best paired with a pot of tea and a tray of scones with butter melting off the side.