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 ...
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.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-05-03 The eponymous heroine of Winspear's promising debut, Maisie Dobbs (2003), continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel set in England a decade after the end of the Great War. Maisie, "Psychologist and Investigator," as the brass nameplate on her office door declares, gets hired by a wealthy industrialist to find his only daughter, Charlotte Waite, who has gone missing. With the help of her cockney assistant, Billy Beale, Maisie sets out to learn all she can of Charlotte's habits, character and friends. No sooner has Maisie discovered the identities of three of these friends than they start turning up dead-poisoned, then bayoneted for good measure. At each crime scene is left a white feather. Increasingly preoccupied with these tragedies, Maisie almost loses sight of her original mission, until it becomes apparent that the murders and Charlotte's disappearance are related. As in her first novel, the author gives an intelligent and absorbing picture of the period, providing plentiful details for the history buff without detracting from the riveting mystery. Readers will be eager to see more of the spunky Maisie, with her unusual career as a one-time maid, nurse and university student. Agent, Amy Rennert. (June 15) Forecast: A Top Ten Book Sense 76 pick for 2003, Maisie Dobbs has been nominated for both Agatha and Edgar awards. A win of either of these in late May, followed by a national author tour, will help propel sales of Birds of a Feather. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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