Case Histories by Kate AtkinsonCase Histories by Kate Atkinson

Case Histories

byKate Atkinson

Paperback | October 31, 2005

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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 . . .
Kate Atkinson is the author of six novels - Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which won the Whitbread Award for Book of the Year; Human Croquet; Emotionally Weird; CASE HISTORIES; One Good Turn; and When Will There Be Good News? - and a collection of short fiction, Not the End of the World. She lives in Edinburgh.
Title:Case HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.16 × 5.54 × 0.89 inPublished:October 31, 2005Publisher:Back Bay BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316010707

ISBN - 13:9780316010702


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it British PI tries to unravel three cases that turn out to be connected. Great plot and writing style. I will definitely read more of this author!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent An excellent, inventive take on the private detective/murder mystery genre. Funny, heartbreaking and very cleverly plotted. It holds up to re-reading.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put this down This is an interesting approach, combining both a crime story and a story about parallel lives and possibilities, roads taken and not taken.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great main character #plumreview I've enjoyed the Jackson Brodie series and this story is another good read.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It all comes together. A mystery that comprises of many cases that all connect in the end. It also has lots of surprising humour that is prone to make a reader laugh out loud.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It all comes together. This is my second Kate Atkinson novel (the first was Life after Life) and I'm wondering why it took me so long to discover her. This was a terrific read--three seemingly disparate stories woven together with subtlety, insight and humour. The characters, major and minor, are complex, engaging, battered by life yet hanging in there, and Atkinson has drawn them with sensitivity and compassion. Apart from being a great storyteller--which she is, the book just rockets along and I pretty much gobbled it up in two evenings--Atkinson is an excellent writer. Her prose is elegant and fresh, her dialogue sharp and believable. Thoroughly enjoyable read!
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Case Histories Loved her style and her ability to weave stories together.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Case Histories Loved her style and her ability to weave stories together.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eight bookcases Read my review of Atkinson's works on my blog:
Date published: 2011-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good book. I read this book because Stephen King was raving about it in his Entertainment Weekly column. And while I did enjoy it very much, it was different than what I expected. I was expecting a bit more of a traditional mystery (more like the next one in the series One Good Turn). Private detective Jackson Brodie takes on some cases that happened in the best around London. While the book is the case histories of these three supposedly unconnected cases, it is really about the people themselves. Most people loved this book beyond belief. If you go into it expected a more literary book and less a mystery, you will enjoy it even more I think. The second one is more traditional, I have to say I enjoyed it more.
Date published: 2008-01-16

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"Atkinson specializes in audacity, which she offers up with irresistible humor and grace."