Born on 21 December, 1951 in York, Kate Atkinson specialises in crime fiction and has won the Whitbread Book of the Year best novel at the Costa Book Awards twice.
The daughter of a shopkeeper, she studied English literature at the University of Dundee and her debut novel, the Whitbread-winning Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was a Sunday Times bestseller. She was awarded and MBE for services to literature in 2011.
A fascinating story of three unsolved mysteries and private investigator Jackson Brodie?s efforts to solve them many years later, Case Histories is a brilliantly written and unpredictable tale from Kate Atkinson. The author?s suspenseful and dramatic writing captures the reader?s imagination; drawing them into the characters and their lives, with Brodie very much being at the forefront. Filled with irony and mordant wit, this superbly constructed mystery tale is riddled with fascinating noir twists that keep the reader guessing until the very end.