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By (author): Kate Atkinson
9780385691550 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Literary Jun 25, 2019
$32.95 CAD
Active 6.52 x 9.27 x 1.3 in 368 pages Doubleday Canada Bond Street Books
New York Times Bestseller

Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel by the brilliant Kate Atkinson about secrets, sex and lies.


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. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

LONG-AWAITED: Jackson Brodie fans are devoted and legion. When Kate announced that her latest novel would be a new Brodie book, she was met with rapturous cheers from across the globe.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Behind the Scenes at the Museum won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year, Case Histories was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, Life After Life won the Costa Novel Award, the Waterstones Author of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and A God in Ruins also won the Costa Novel Award, making Kate the first author in history to land three Costa category awards.

LITERARY MEETS COMMERCIAL: The Jackson Brodie novels are phenomenally addictive, gripping and entertaining. They are also masterfully written. Kate’s mystery novels aren’t guilty pleasures—she is both an engaging storyteller and a supremely gifted writer.

STRONG PARTNERS: Transworld is publishing in the UK and Little, Brown is publishing in the US.

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. The international sensation Life After Life was one of The New York Times’s 10 Best Books of 2013, won the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize. Her companion novel, A God in Ruins, also won the Costa Novel Award. Her latest novel, Transcription, was an international bestseller. Atkinson 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.

Author Residence: Edinburgh, UK

Author Hometown: York, UK

Author Website: www.kateatkinson.co.uk

Praise for Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie Series:

“The suspense ratchets up quickly and palpably…. Atkinson’s novel is like something her detective might drink in the wee hours after knocking around the docks, something straight up with a twist.” —The Globe and Mail

“Ms. Atkinson remains a wonderful stylist and Grade A schemer…. Future installments [in the Jackson Brodie series] are well worth waiting for.” —The New York Times

“This is a detective novel packed with more wit, insight and subtlety than an entire shelf full of literary fiction…. Highly recommended reading.” —Marie Claire

“[Case Histories is] not just the best book I’ve read this year, but the best mystery of the decade.”—Stephen King

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