London 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his eighteen-year-old daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers -- the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs. Immediately sensing the tensions pervading the Waite household, Maisie soon discovers that there are ...
London 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his eighteen-year-old daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers -- the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs. Immediately sensing the tensions pervading the Waite household, Maisie soon discovers that there are many reasons why Charlotte might have left home. Instinctively Maisie feels that Charlotte is safe. Yet suddenly she finds herself confronting a murder scene ...With wonderful characters and a page-turning plot, Birds of a Feather is a brilliant mystery. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will be delighted to see Maisie's stunning perception and sleuthing abilities back in action, while the emotional heart of her second mystery will appeal to yet more fans.
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The book arrived from the seller in less than good condition (it was described as good). I read part of the book and then threw it away. The book was boring and the condition was so that the book was not worth keeping.
Jan 20, 2011
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Feb 13, 2010
Birds of a Feather
Readers should save this book until they're read the first four about Maisie Dobbs in sequence. You will be fascinated by the cases she investigates, the historical elements (in England in the period after WWI) that serve as a backdrop, and by Maisie's personal growth.
Aug 14, 2009
Jacqueline Winspear's Maise Dobbs
A mystery reading friend has been telling me to read this series and since I have not been terribly interested in period novels, had not taken her up on the suggestion.
In April, I was visiting her in MN and in one of our favorite mystery book shops. There was a hardback at a great price so I picked it up and have been hooked since that time. Birds of a Feather was another great read and the historical info on post WWI in England makes this series all the more interesting. Maisie is a woman ahead of her time and Ms. Winspear's character devlopment as well as Maise's method for solving the crime is unique.
Please give this series a try!
Sep 4, 2008
Enjoy the writing and story lines. Good detail and background.
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