The first Jackson Brodie novel- literary crime from the prizewinning, number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription.
Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her 2013 novel Life After Life won the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize, voted Book of the Year for the independent booksellers associations on both sides of the Atlantic. It also won the Costa Novel Award, as did her new novel A God in Ruins (2015). She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.
Private detective Jackson Brodie finds himself entangled in three distinctly different cases only to thread the needle time and again and come across remarkable connections between them. Susan Jameson delivers an absolutely stunning performance; her classically trained voice is perfect for Atkinson's prose and the shifting point-of-view narration. Though the lead protagonist is male, listeners will never question Jameson's abilities; she brings raw emotion to this tale and her British dialect also gives the story a vintage mystery feel. As Brodie, Jameson is simply flawless, delivering her words firmly and with resoluteness. Hers is a performance that demands repeated listens. A Back Bay paperback (Reviews, Oct. 25, 2004). (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"Her best book yet, an astonishingly complex and moving literary
detective story that made me sob but also snort with laughter. It's
the sort of novel you have to start rereading the minute you've
finished it" * Guardian *
"Sharp humour, together with a number of unexpected twists makes this a typically pacey and intelligent read" * Daily Mail *
"A greedy feast of a story by a masterful author...A profound, exciting and lingering read" * Daily Express *
"Triumphant...Her best book yet...A tragi-comedy for our times" * Sunday Telegraph *
"To read it is to enter a hall of mirrors...Part complex family drama, part mystery, it winds up having more depth and vividness than ordinary thrillers and more thrills than ordinary fiction...A wonderfully tricky book" * New York Times *