The four mysteries in Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series are complex stories involving lost innocence, missing children, and loyal dogs. Brodie used to be a Cambridge, England, police detective. He used to be a private investigator. Now he is a man with failed relationships and a knack for getting involved in helping anyone in distress.
In the first volume, Case Histories (2004), Brodie helps two sisters find what happened to their baby sister, missing for several decades, a father find the man who murdered his
daughter, and a young woman find the mother who went to prison year’s before. See
the Masterpiece Mystery dramatization, Case Histories (2011)