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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 synopsisYoung, 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 Maisie is exceptional in many ways. Having started as a maid to the London aristocracy, studied her way to Cambridge and served as a nurse in the Great War, Maisie has wisdom, experience and understanding beyond her years. Little does she realise the extent to which this strength of character is soon to be tested. For her first case forces her to uncover secrets long buried, and to confront ghosts from her own past...In Maisie, Jacqueline Winspear has created a character that readers will immediately take to their hearts. Her first case combines a gripping investigation with a moving portrait of love and loss. It marks the beginning of a wonderful new detective series.Hide synopsis
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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.
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 ...
Recently I have discovered the joy of reading
novels based during the time of WWI and thru the Korean War. This book was a real
delight to me. I admired this woman's
compassion, intelligence and her strength
in competing in a man's world. The author does a wonderful job with describing society ...
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