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Maisie Dobbs


Young, feisty Maisie Dobbs has recently set herself up as a private detective. Such a move may not seem especially startling. But this is 1929, and ... Show synopsis

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  • All about Maisie May 23, 2013
    by 7pagodas

    Maisie is an amazing woman whose gifts, fortunately, were recognized early. And that made all the difference. Since this is the first book in a series, it's appropriate to tell us who she is.
    What we have here is a romance, mystery and historical novel all rolled into one book.
    You will get a sense of London during WWI and the beginning of the twentieth century.

  • Good Read Apr 11, 2013
    by Phyllis B

    I really enjoyed this book. At the beginning I wondered if it would hold my interest. But,it soon became a story that I could not put down. I have recommended it to my family and friends.

  • Fabulous series Aug 27, 2011
    by zxcv

    I've finished all the books in the series and I'm very sad about that. It's truly an excellent compendium of post WWI, written within the confines of murder mysteries. You can't help but be enthralled.

  • One book in an excellent series Jul 8, 2010
    by Bingreads

    Winspear writes with a sympathetic eye to those experiencing lifes difficulties. She weaves a good tale and draws the reader in from the beginning.

  • Wars never end Apr 8, 2010
    by pianobossmom

    WWI is a history that is less familiar to most of us than the more recent wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam). In this novel (which begins a series) the era comes alive as we are drawn into Maisie's life and experiences. Maisie is a character whom anyone would welcome as a friend. This is an engaging historical novel, mystery and psychological thriller all rolled into one. It entertains as it instructs, all the while whetting the reader's appetite for subsequent volumes. Thoroughly delightful.

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