Jackson Brodie Mysteries

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261 ratings

Case Histories Summary

Cambridge is sweltering during an 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. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.

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

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  • Book 1

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an 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. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • unusual interesting kept me listening

    • By S on 06-07-16

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 2

    • One Good Turn

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident--an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander--until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn, she takes her masterful plotting one step further.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good read, with some annoying elements!

    • By Gillian on 10-05-15

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 3

    • When Will There Be Good News

    • (Jackson Brodie)
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally...

    • By Claire on 10-08-17

    Regular price: £21.99

  • Book 4

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • Jackson Brodie 4
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    It's a day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the others

    • By Helen on 04-06-12

    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 5

    • Big Sky

    • Jackson Brodie, Book 5
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A welcome return

    • By Kerry on 27-06-19

    Regular price: £23.99