Jackson Brodie Mysteries

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,933 ratings

Case Histories Publisher's Summary

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 detective Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge.

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  • Book 1

    • Case Histories

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,228

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trippy book

    • By mary on 01-20-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $23.44

  • 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 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true thriller

    • By Katrine Karlsen on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 3

    • When Will There Be Good News?

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704

    On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever....On a dark night 30 years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite brilliant

    • By Suze Weinberg on 01-22-09

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 4

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of petered out

    • By S. R. Gibb on 07-24-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,041
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 752

    Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective - a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT.

    • By Patricia on 08-28-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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
    • Learn how to pronounce the names you read, narrator!

    • By Caroline on 08-05-16

    Regular price: $25.58

  • 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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots going on!

    • By Carol on 07-02-19

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Big Sky

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

     

    Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back across the path of his old friend Reggie. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stay with it

    • By RJ Wiley on 07-06-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Big Sky

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.

    Regular price: $37.80