Now here’s one we’re looking forward to.
We’d heard that Stuart Turton’s acclaimed, award-winning whodunit The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle was to be adapted for television, but now it has been confirmed – it’s o be adapted by Blood writer Sophie Petzel for Netflix.
The streaming giant announced a slate of Uk originals yesterday, and Seven Deaths was one of them.
It’s been described as a “truly original, mind-bending murder mystery”.
It’s also been described as Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror. Take it from us, all of those descriptions are pretty much spot-on.
Here’s the blurb from the book:
Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed … again.
It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.
But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.
The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…