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Big Sky (Jackson Brodie #5) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 5 in the Jackson Brodie series.
- #1: Case Histories: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #1) (Paperback): $16.99
- #2: One Good Turn: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #2) (Paperback): $16.99
- #3: When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #3) (Paperback): $16.99
- #4: Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #4) (Large Print / Paperback): $24.99
About the Author
Kate Atkinson's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named England's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Since then, she has written ten more groundbreaking bestsellers, including Life After Life and Transcription. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
One of VanityFair's Best Books of the Year—-
"The bestselling British writer returns to Brodie's world for a fifth time in Big Sky, which finds the hero ensconced in a quaint northern English seaside town, making a living as a private investigator. As is often the case in Atkinson's genre-defying fiction, assignments to track lost cats and unfaithful husbands are never quite what they seem."—TIME, 32 Books You Need to Read this Summer
"The plot of Big Sky is something of a ramshackle affair, but it hardly matters. Kate Atkinson is a wayward writer, her books are, in the end, uncategorizable. Her Jackson Brodie novels are both more than crime novels - and less. They are sui generis and they, like this one, are enormously enjoyable."—Katherine A. Powers, Newsday
"The handsome investigator that Kate Atkinson introduced in 2004's Case Histories, played by Jason Isaacs on the BBC series, hasn't appeared in a new book since 2011. If you haven't met him yet, this is a fine place to start... Atkinson is so skilled at getting inside people's heads that when she introduces a new character, it's almost impossible to not feel at least a little sympathy for the person... The gangbuster ending flings a pile of spinning plates in the air. They could be picked up in a swath of new directions, including Jackson or not. But I hope he comes back. He's still the empathetic, flawed, country-music-listening detective we first fell for."—Carolyn Kellogg, The Washington Post
"The great Atkinson has returned to crime fiction and her well-beloved detective, Jackson Brodie...Atkinson masterfully juggles Brodie's consciousness with that of numerous other characters...You flit in and out of their various viewpoints, but Brodie's - warmhearted, weary, haunted by loss - always feels like coming home... I read this book in a delicious late-night rush; I suspect many of you will too."
—Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
"We marvel at Atkinson's rare ability to create in a relatively few but stunningly deft brushstrokes at least a half-dozen characters with the depth and complexity to own their own novel. Another dazzler from a writer whose talents know no bounds."
—Booklist, starred review
"Atkinson is one of the best writers working today, and her crime fiction, including novels featuring the now-retired Scottish inspector Jackson Brodie, rank among the finest. What takes Big Sky up a notch is its urgent, relevant subject matter: pedophilia rings and how they damage survivors for the rest of their lives."—Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post
"I simply did not realize how much I missed Jackson Brodie. Turning the pages of Big Sky felt like spending time with a good friend you haven't seen for a long time."—Chicago Tribune
"Raymond Chandler once wrote that the best mysteries are those you'd read even if the last chapter were torn out - because the writing and the characters are so compelling. Big Sky is one of those."—Tampa Bay Times
"Big Sky is full of raucous scenes, laugh-out-loud moments and dark humor."—St. Louis Post Dispatch