Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 12, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
425 Reviews
 Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery Award Nominee London, 1931. On the night before the opening of his new and much-anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare it an accident, but the dead man's twin sister, Georgina, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations, Georgina takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator.
 
The case soon takes Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, as well as the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. She again uncovers the dark legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself in difficult times. But to solve the mystery of the artist's death, she will have to remain steady as the forces behind his death come out of the shadows to silence her.
 
Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.
  

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I absolutely love Winspear's writing voice. - Goodreads
The plot pace, however, seemed a bit tedious. - Goodreads
Love her and the ending was definitely a surprise. - Goodreads
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Pacing was great, story was engrossing. - Goodreads

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Sarah Beth - Goodreads

I love Maisie Dobbs! I am tearing through them, trying to pace myself to a book every 2-3 weeks but i'd have finished every published book by now if I had any less self-control. This is not my ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Jill Porter - Goodreads

I just love this character. She really resonates with me. Hard choices. Struggles. True to herself! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
26
Section 4
42
Section 5
54
Section 6
68
Section 7
82
Section 8
95
Section 13
184
Section 14
201
Section 15
217
Section 16
234
Section 17
252
Section 18
266
Section 19
279
Section 20
298

Section 9
117
Section 10
137
Section 11
152
Section 12
167
Section 21
313
Section 22
321
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About the author (2007)

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of three previous Maisie Dobbs novels, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, and Pardonable Lies. Maisie Dobbs won the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity Awards, and Birds of a Feather won the Agatha Award. Originally from the U.K., Winspear now lives in California.

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