Jackson Brodie Mysteries

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,203 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.

©2004 Kate Atkinson (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
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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 1,273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,029

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating story

    • By tinaswfl on 02-01-09

    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 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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 Shiraz! 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
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Fantastic audio book

    • By Linda Halliday on 06-15-16

    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 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery Series With Complexity & Depth

    • By Sara on 11-22-15

    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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 667

    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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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