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Best crime novels of the past decade

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

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Case Histories propels readers into the world of former police inspector turned private investigator Jackson Brodie, who is handed case histories of three disparate crimes: the disappearance of a beloved daughter, a random and deadly attack on a young office worker, and new mother's fit of rage on her husband, which results in him meeting a grisly end.

As Brodie investigates the cases, he is forced to confront his own personal grief as stories of divided families, fate, and lost and found love are brought to the core.

Set in Cambridge, England, the detective novel was turned into a television series in 2011.