Jackson Brodie Mysteries

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 199 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…

©2004 Kate Atkinson (P)2010 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie 1
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • Brilliant, but such a shame it's been abridged

    • By Helen on 26-12-11

    Regular price: £18.09

  • Book 2

    • One Good Turn

    • Jackson Brodie 2
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged!

    • By Munch on 08-10-11

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 3

    • When Will There Be Good News?

    • Jackson Brodie 3
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later, the man convicted is released from prison. In Edinburgh, 16-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
    • Loved it

    • By Mrs. L. H. Kirby-garton on 11-12-14

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 4

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • Jackson Brodie 4
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie, who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best one of the series

    • By Kaggy on 09-02-14

    Regular price: £18.00