Case Histories

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Description


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 . . .

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


"Not just the best novel I read this year, but the best mystery of the decade. . . . I defy any reader not to feel a combination of delight and amazement."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"Grabs hold of the reader and doesn't let go. . . . CASE HISTORIES winds up having more depth and vividness than ordinary thrillers and more thrills than ordinary fiction."—Janet Maslin, New York Times

"One of the most enjoyable books in a long time."—Leslie McGill, Kansas City Star

"CASE HISTORIES is so exuberant, so empathetic, that it makes most murder-mystery page-turners feel as lifeless as the corpses they're strewn with."—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times Book Review

"CASE HISTORIES combines the suspense of a whodunit with the richly textured plot of a sprawling family saga. The result is top-notch literature - an unforgettable, unclassifiable read."—Elisabeth Egan, Chicago Sun-Times

"Susan Jameson delivers an absolutely stunning performance.... As Brodie, Jameson is simply flawless.... Hers is a performance that demands repeated listens."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781600245008
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008