Case Histories
Kate Atkinson

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Narrated By: Susan Jameson

Duration: 10 hours and 42 minutes

What to expect

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...

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Crime & mystery: police procedural, Crime & mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Comic (humorous) crime & mystery, Crime & mystery: cosy mystery

Listen to a sample

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

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

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

Sunday Telegraph

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

Daily Express

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