Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
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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 . . .
 

About Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World and Case Histories.
 
Published October 15, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 434 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Theo Wyre’s beloved 18-year-old daughter Laura was murdered by a knife-wielding lunatic in 1994, and he too hires Jackson to crack this unsolved murder.

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The New York Times

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There is a real mystery framework in Kate Atkinson's new novel, but the emotional lives of her characters are never trimmed to fit.

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The Guardian

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Case Histories by Kate Atkinson Find this on the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop When everyone was raving about Kate Atkinson's fourth novel back in 2004, I made the mist...

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The Guardian

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Case Histories by Kate Atkinson 304pp, Doubleday, £16.99 Kate Atkinson has put away the crockery, closed up the dishwasher and gone out of the kitchen door into the dark.

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Publishers Weekly

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Private detective Jackson Brodie finds himself entangled in three distinctly different cases only to thread the needle time and again and come across remarkable connections between them. Susan Jame

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Publishers Weekly

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In this ambitious fourth novel from Whitbread winner Atkinson (Behind the Scenes at the Museum ), private detective Jackson Brodie—ex-cop, ex-husband and weekend dad—takes on three cases involving past crimes that occurred in and around London.

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Book Reporter

Now, with her fourth work of fiction, CASE HISTORIES, Atkinson proves her mettle with a thoroughly engaging novel that is part thriller, part psychological study, and part consideration of the mysteries of fate.

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AV Club

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Kate Atkinson's novel Case Histories opens with three unsolved mysteries—a little girl missing for more than 30 years, a decade-old...

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Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again.

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Spectator Book Club

She won many admirers as well as the Whitbread prize for fiction and for best book of the year in 1995 with Behind the Scenes at the Museum, the story of a gritty Yorkshire family from the years just before the 1914–18 war until the Nineties.

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mahree moyle 3 Dec 2013

I thought it was terrible. The story was all over the place. The characters were lost in all the unnecessary jabber, which has a bright side, there wasn't one character I wanted to remember. Disapp...

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