Case Histories

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Case Histories

By Kate Atkinson

Little Brown and Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316033480, 387pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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 a short-story collection, "Not the End of the World, " and critically acclaimed novels including "Human Croquet, Case Histories "and" One Good Turn". She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Praise For Case Histories

"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."
-Entertainment Weekly

"One of the most enjoyable books in a long time."
-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."
-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."
-Chicago Sun-Times

"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."
-New York Times