Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

A Jackson Brodie Mystery Book One

My GoodReads’ Star Rating: 5 stars out of 5, which means: It was amazing!

Artuccino’s bookish observation

Amazingly good. I didn’t want to put it down and I didn’t, until I finished the book, 48 hours after beginning, Phew! I’m not a fast reader but I found this a real page turner. It isn’t a thriller, but it’s a fantastic mystery. I read it and listened to it. The narrator of the audiobook was excellent. It won’t be long before I read the next one in the series. I just have to catch my breath first.

A little about the book

The first book in Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie Mysteries series, called “The best mystery of the decade” by Stephen King, finds private investigator Jackson Brodie following three seemingly unconnected family mysteries in Edinburgh

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, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge. ((The description of Case Histories was adapted from GoodReads))

A little about the author

Kate Atkinson MBE is an English writer of novels, plays and short stories. She is known for creating the Jackson Brodie series of detective novels, which has been adapted into the BBC series Case Histories. ((Find out more about Kate Atkinson at Wikipedia))

A little about the audio narrator

Susan I. M. Jameson is an English actress who is best known for portraying Esther Lane in the BBC crime drama New Tricks between 2003 and 2013 and for portraying Mrs Wibbsey opposite Tom Baker in a series of Doctor Who audio dramas. (Find out more about Susan Jameson at Wikipedia

Genre – Fiction

Mystery

First Published

2004

Next in the series

One Good Turn – Jackson Brodie Book Two

Mystery to Thriller Gauge 05
Our temperature gauge reading of 5 reflects
our judgement that the story is
a PERFECT-SUSPENSE mystery