CASE HISTORIES

Kate Atkinson

Case Histories is Kate Atkinson’s first foray into crime fiction, and introduces the popular Jackson Brodie, who returns inOne Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News?andStarted Early, Took My Dog. A six-part BBC1 drama series starring Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie and set in Edinburgh is scheduled for transmission in autumn 2011.

A sweltering, 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. Surrounded by death, intrigue and misfortune, his own life haunted by a family tragedy, Jackson attempts to unravel three disparate case histories and begins to realise that in spite of apparent diversity, everything is connected…

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