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Case Histories Hardcover – 1 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition (1 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385607997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385607995
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 332 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Case Histories continues a winning streak for Kate Atkinson which began when her impressive novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum won the Whitbread First Novel Award. Since that book, Atkinson has gleaned a keen following of readers who are prepared to follow in the surprising directions the unpredictable author takes us on. And Atkinson--so far--hasn’t let us down.

The perfectly judged prose that distinguished Human Croquet is fully in evidence in Case Histories, and a new frisson here comes from the genre-stretching that Atkinson is indulging in. In some ways, this book could almost be seen as a new take on the crime novel (not the first genre one would expect the author to tackle), but the crime elements here Atkinson uses are peripheral. The protagonist here is a former police inspector who now makes a living as a private investigator. Jackson Brodie is making ends meet in a sweaty Cambridge summer and trying to deal with his own failed marriage. But if his life is adrift, perhaps Brodie can justify his existence via his belief that he can do some good for the people he encounters in his job. But he is to find that he will be irrevocably changed by those he is trying to help.

As a vividly created cast of characters surround the beleaguered Brodie, all the novelistic skills that shone in Atkinson's earlier books are fully in play. Those deluded into thinking they've picked up something resembling a standard private eye novel will find something much more rich and strange; Atkinson goes from strength to strength.--Barry Forshaw

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'Not just the best novel I read this year...but the best mystery of the decade.' -- Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

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