An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community
 
With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest time--even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases.
 
Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this latest installment of the bestselling series is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.
  

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I really enjoyed the story and the writing. - LibraryThing
The pacing of this book is very slow. - LibraryThing
Very little action and very little plot, ultimately. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

Maisie's former sponsor, Lady Compton, has her son ask Maisie to investigate the village of Heronsdene to verify that the Brick works that he wants to buy will not continue to be plagued by fires and ... Read full review

Review: An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs #5)

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Another great Maisie Dobbs book. Great mystery stories and plots, with a compelling detective. But there's also a depth, a deep compassion, an ache and a longing. Nicely done. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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About the author (2010)

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of four previous Maisie Dobbs novels, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, and Messenger of Truth. Maisie Dobbs won the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards; Birds of a Feather won the Agatha Award; and Pardonable Lies won the Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery. Originally from the U.K., Winspear now lives in California.

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