Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The fourth in a series (Birds of a Feather, 2004, etc.) of class-conscious World War II-era whodunits.On a beastly cold winter day, London artist Nicholas Bassington-Hope is found dead in his gallery, where he had been erecting scaffolding for the mysterious pièce de résistance of his upcoming show. Scotland Yards rules Nick's death an accident and closes the case. But his twin sister, Georgina ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Editorial Review - - Norah Piehl

Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs historical mysteries have consistently drawn comparisons with the work of PD James, Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton. Her heroine, "psychologist and investigator" Maisie Dobbs, not only uses unorthodox methods to solve her crimes but also exhibits an emotional depth and complexity unusual in most fictional sleuths. Set in England between the two World Wars, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

An insightful look at the horrors of the Great War as they continue to reverberate years later. Maisie is asked investigate the accidental death of an iconoclastic realist painter of WW1 battle scenes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Romonko - LibraryThing

This is the fourth book in the Maisie Dobbs series, and it's a winner. The setting is 1931 in London. This is a time in the UK when there is a lot of poverty and hopelessness. The Great War is over ... Read full review

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User Review  - bereanna - LibraryThing

Each Maisie book slows me down to appreciate the words and Maisie's slow unraveling of the truth. This one was particularly good. an artist fell to his death in his gallery and his twin believes he ... Read full review

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User Review  - klockrike - LibraryThing

I usually love the books about Maisie Dobbs, but this one just didn't click. It was slow, confusing, and not a very well-thought through story. Maybe too many words and characters that were not that ... Read full review

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User Review  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

I like the Maisie Dobbs novels but I don't love them. And that's how I felt about this one. It's Okay but I did realise the solution, once the massive clue was given about 50% in. Read full review

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User Review  - RubyScarlett - LibraryThing

Maisie books are just so incredibly sad and this one is no exception. The investigation doesn't really move on until the very end but what an end! I was deeply interested in Maisie's foray into the ... Read full review

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

In this 4th installment of Maisie Dobbs, we see the main character addressing not only the mystery of the death of an artist ruled an accident but suspicious in the eyes of his twin but we see Maisie ... Read full review

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User Review  - jlapac - LibraryThing

I am definitely on a binge. There were a number of characters in this book that I didn't much like. Still the story was gripping and I liked that Maisie's life and the development of her character are ... Read full review

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