A BRILLIANT NEW LITERARY CRIME NOVEL FROM NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER KATE ATKINSON
Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. She
won the Costa Book of the Year prize with her first novel,
Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her three critically lauded
and prizewinning novels set around World War II are Life After
Life, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award),
and Transcription. She was appointed MBE for services to
literature in 2011.
Her bestselling literary crime novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs. Jackson Brodie returns in her new novel Big Sky.
The main plot...is dark and disturbing, but Atkinson brings wry
comic touches to the story as she both playfully inhabits
and deftly subverts the crime genre. * Observer *
Big Sky is laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny. * Observer *
Atkinson weaves a magically absorbing world full of crossed paths and coincidences. Her sublime turn of phrase, impeccable gallows humour, beautifully drawn characters and complex plotting make for a fabulously entertaining and moving book. It can be enjoyed as either a standalone mystery or a very welcome reunion with an old friend. * Sunday Mirror *
A masterclass in what can be done with crime fiction, brilliantly using the form to expose what Atkinson bleakly describes as 'one more battle in the war against women'. * Sunday Times *
Atkinson's new mystery hits all the right notes * Sunday Times Style *