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User Review  - Vicki_Weisfeld - LibraryThing

Though this book hasn’t acquired the patina of age, the legion of fans for the award-winning 13-book series would no doubt enthusiastically endorse its classic status. Having read the first one, I’m ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zumbanista - LibraryThing

I'm so glad to be introduced to Maisie Dobbs. This is a very well written historical mystery series I shall enjoy. I love the setting between the War years. Thoughtful and entertaining, filled with ... Read full review

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User Review  - maneekuhi - LibraryThing

"Maisie Dobbs" (MD) is the first in a series of thirteen crime fiction(?) novels by Jacqueline Winspear featuring her ace investigator, Maisie Dobbs. I became attracted to this series by a review I ... Read full review

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User Review  - shannon.dolgos - LibraryThing

I was introduced to Maisie Dobbs by a library patron. I am so glad she shared! When she is discovered by her employer, Lady Rowan, in the library in the wee hours of the morning pouring over a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - fbswss - LibraryThing

Excellent historical mystery, artful writing going back from present to past (which I usually hate), compelling supporting characters, but a little TOO perfect heroine/protagonist for whom all of life ... Read full review

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I enjoyed reading about Maisie....a most interesting character.A romance/investigative novel and tho I I seldom read mysteries, it was quite good. May l, 2010 (on kindle)

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Me encantó este libro, a mi parecer está muy bn escrito...

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LJ: "this is a poignant and compelling story that explores war's lingering and insidious impact on its survivors." #1 in the series. PWR: "a delightful mix of mystery, war story and romance set in WWI–era England, humble housemaid Maisie Dobbs climbs convincingly up Britain's social ladder, becoming in turn a university student, a wartime nurse and ultimately a private investigator." No red flags. 12/12/2007 Story alternates between present 1929 where Maisie is establishing herself as a private investigator (using her prodigious powers of deduction) and her teen years where she moves from being the daughter of a costermonger to household servant to university student to WWI battlefield nurse. Lots of detail, moves elegantly slowly. 

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

This is the first of the series, so lots of set up. Still, enjoyable, am looking forward to more to see where Maisie goes! Read full review

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This is a fascinating series with interesting historical settings and psychological insights and minimal gore. Read full review

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