Maisie Dobbs

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Penguin Books, 2004 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Hailed by NPR's Fresh Air as part Testament of Youth, part Dorothy Sayers, and part Upstairs, Downstairs, this astonishing debut has already won fans from coast to coast and is poised to add Maisie Dobbs to the ranks of literature's favorite sleuths.

Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

A fun mystery, although the writing is a little amateurish. The story became more interesting toward the end. I wonder if the writing and pacing improved in subsequent novels. I might try another, being the Anglophile that I am. Read full review

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

I one hundred percent am not giving this a remotely fair chance, and I know that. I read a few pages and was totally bored, and I can't even remember why I wanted to read it except that people talk ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent, in the south of England. In 1990, after a career in publishing in London, she moved to California.

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