Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie)

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The first Jackson Brodie novel by the author of When Will There Be Good News?, bestselling literary crime from a master storyteller.

Case Histories: (Jackson Brodie), Kate Atkinson

Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet - Lost on the left, Found on the right - and the two never seem to balance.

Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge, and has a failed marriage to prove it. Surrounded by death, intrigue and misfortune, his own life haunted by a family tragedy, he attempts to unravel three disparate Case Histories and begins to realise that in spite of apparent diversity, everything is connected...

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780552772433
    Published: 01/06/2005
    Imprint: Black Swan
    Extent: 432 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781409094524
    Published: 01/05/2010
    Imprint: Transworld Digital
    Extent: 432 pages
  • CD
    $39.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781846572388
    Published: 15/03/2010
    Imprint: Audiobooks
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"Her best book yet, an astonishingly complex and moving literary detective story that made me sob but also snort with laughter. It's the sort of novel you have to start rereading the minute you've finished it" - Guardian

"Sharp humour, together with a number of unexpected twists makes this a typically pacey and intelligent read" - Daily Mail

"A greedy feast of a story by a masterful author...A profound, exciting and lingering read" - Daily Express

"Triumphant...Her best book yet...A tragi-comedy for our times" - Sunday Telegraph

"To read it is to enter a hall of mirrors...Part complex family drama, part mystery, it winds up having more depth and vividness than ordinary thrillers and more thrills than ordinary fiction...A wonderfully tricky book" - New York Times

"As satisfying as anything dreamed up by Raymond Chandler, but the beauty of the novel lies in its spot-on characterizations, pitch perfect observations of contemporary culture and a sharp, wisecracking narrative voice" - Time Out

"Atkinson is very good indeed... more satisfying than many detective novels. Everyone who picks it up will feel compelled to follow it through to the last page" - Guardian

"Brilliantly detailed and unexpectedly funny" - Mirror

"Civilised, funny, life-affirming and hugely enjoyable" - Literary Review

"Brilliantly playful, witty and original... massive and consistent talent for comedy" - The Scotsman

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind The Scenes At The Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her 2013 novel Life After Life won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize, voted Book of the Year for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. It also won the Costa Novel Award, as did her new novel A God in Ruins (2015).

She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.