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  • Published: 1 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552772457
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

When Will There Be Good News?

(Jackson Brodie)




The third Jackson Brodie novel, winner of Richard & Judy's Best Read : literary crime from the number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription.

'An exhilarating read. Her wry humour, sharp eye for the quirks of human behaviour and subtle characterisation are a constant joy' Daily Mail
The third Jackson Brodie novel, winner of Richard & Judy's Best Read : literary crime from the number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription.
In a quiet corner of rural Devon, a six-year-old girl witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison.

In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a G.P. But her employer has disappeared with her baby, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is a former acquaintance – Jackson Brodie – himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780552772457
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. She won the Costa (formerly the Whitbread) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. She has written four previous bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog, which became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs. She has since written three critically lauded and prizewinning novels set around World War II: Life After Life, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award), and, most recently, Transcription. Big Sky is her twelfth book.

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