corner corner Case Histories
corner corner

Books Registered open extended profile

Medium   by Kate Atkinson

category Mystery & Thrillers
ISBN: 0552153109
Books Registered: 40031
BookCrossing Rating: Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 35
Wishes for this book: click here




Amazon Editorial Review

'Investigating other people’s tragedies and cock-ups and misfortunes was all he knew. He was used to being a voyeur, the outsider looking in, and nothing, but nothing, that anyone did surprised him any more. Yet despite everything he’d seen and done, inside Jackson there remained a belief – a small, battered and bruised belief – that his job was to help people be good rather than punish them for being bad.'

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. His days are full of people clamouring for answers and explanations. A jealous husband suspects his wife. Two spinster sisters make a shocking find. A solicitor investigates an old murder. A nurse has lost her niece; a widow, her cats.
Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge, and has a failed marriage to prove it. He is forty-five but feels much, much older. He is at that dangerous age when men suddenly notice that they’re going to die eventually, inevitably, and there isn’t a damn thing they can do about it. Surrounded by death, intrigue and misfortune, his own life is brought sharply into focus.

Ingeniously plotted, full of suspense and heartbreak, Case Histories is a feat of bravura storytelling that conveys the mysteries of life, its inanities and its hilarities. It is a life-affirming work of profound insight and intelligence.


From the Trade Paperback edition.


Other books you might like:

40,031 Copies Registered

  1 2 3 4 ... 2002  Next 


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: reserved Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: to be read Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: to be read This book has not been rated.


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: to be read Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: available Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by Pellu of Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on 9/13/2008

Current status: to be read This book has not been rated.


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: to be read This book has not been rated.


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: available Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: available Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: to be read Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011

Current status: to be read This book has not been rated.


Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.