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A delightful engaging book with a wonderful, memorable cast of characters. My favorite of course is Maisie. She is unique in personality and her approach to solving cases, a complex blend of intelligence, thoughtfulness, and warmth, a strong woman who takes great care to maintain her impeccable integrity. The supporting characters are just as individual, multidimensional and real, giving the book a homespun feel. The book is set in the 1930’s and Maisie is by today’s standards, a psychological profiler, but of course is guided more by intuition as present day knowledge and techniques are not yet in existence. The topics presented are well researched and thought provoking and touch on such timeless issues as post traumatic stress, depression, unemployment, mental illness and the obligation of a society to its war veterans. Winspear also gives the reader splendid descriptions of 1931 London and the surrounding countryside. The pace of this cozy mystery is slow, much like the lifestyle of this era, and the plotting is tight, a great combination for a most enjoyable and satisfying read. 

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Brooke - Goodreads

My favorite of the series so far. Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Irene - Goodreads

Another wonderful story. The series continues to explore the aftermath of WWI; this time looking at varying degrees of madness brought on by the trauma of war. Maise continues her slow healing process & begins to long for new relationships. Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Ryan G - Goodreads

I have a habit. Granted, it's a habit that ebbs and flows, and isn't one that plagues me at all times. It doesn't rule my life, nor are their signs I can watch for, to make sure I'm prepared for the ... Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I like the way the author includes social history and social commentary in the Maisie Dobbs mysteries. This one focuses on the perception and treatment of the mentally ill around and before 1931 ... Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Vivienne Strauss - Goodreads

My 2nd Maisie Dobbs book and most likely my last. The repetitiveness nearly drove ME mad. It started to feel like every paragraph started with the phrases: Maisie Dobbs glanced up at the clock/watch ... Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

It's been a long time since I've been as interested in a series as I am with Maisie Dobbs right now! I really like the psychological side of the books and the plot lines move along well (although I am ... Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Elderberrywine - Goodreads

I think what I enjoy so much about the Maisie Dobbs mystery series is not so much the mystery in question, although they are certainly well done, but the whole milieu. London in 1931 was a rather ... Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Aliza - Goodreads

Probably my least favorite of the Maisie series. What I love about the series is how Winspear balances Maisie's development as a character and her relationships with her family, friends, and ... Read full review

Review: Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6)

User Review  - Christine Martinez ouendag - Goodreads

Her best one yet! Read full review


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