Sundays, October 16, 23 & 30 at 9:00 p.m.
An ex-cop from Yorkshire jogs across the hills overlooking Edinburgh, listening
to mournful American country singers and mulling over his tangled life. It’s
private investigator Jackson Brodie, played by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) in a trio
of exciting mysteries based on Kate Atkinson’s bestselling novels.
Atkinson’s first novel in the Jackson Brodie series, Case Histories, was hailed by
Stephen King as “the best mystery of the decade” after its publication in 2004.
She followed it with One Good Turn and When Will There Be Good News?—each adapted in a two-hour episode on this MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!series. The author’s signature style is to entangle her hero in a web of cases—some involving Jackson’s work as a sleuth for hire and others dealing with crimes he chances across in his gritty encounters with Edinburgh’s seamier side. As the clues in this jumble of investigations mount, it becomes clear that the pieces miraculously all fit together.