case-histories

Case Histories

by Kate Atkinson

Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night.

Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack.

Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.

Thirty years after the first incident, private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, and startling connections and discoveries emerge.


Staff Reviews

Kate Atkinson’s detective series features Jackson Brodie, an ex-cop and reluctant private investigator balancing a precocious daughter and an acerbic ex-wife who finds himself involved in three seemingly unrelated cold cases. Atkinson’s superb prose and rich character development interspersed with dry one-liners keep this many-layered mystery moving forward as the intricacies of each case and the humanity of those affected are revealed.

Mike
Case Histories

Staff Reviews

Kate Atkinson’s detective series features Jackson Brodie, an ex-cop and reluctant private investigator balancing a precocious daughter and an acerbic ex-wife who finds himself involved in three seemingly unrelated cold cases. Atkinson’s superb prose and rich character development interspersed with dry one-liners keep this many-layered mystery moving forward as the intricacies of each case and the humanity of those affected are revealed.

Mike