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Review: Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - 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  - kp9949 - LibraryThing

Maisie Dobbs is back to her "sleuthing" but, in this novel, she has to solve a murder - if it was a murder - while her life is hitting some bumpy roads. As usual, I enjoyed this book. I find that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

Maisie is asked to look into the apparent accidental death of a well known artist. The story is full of promising clues and competing motives. Maisie puts her well-honed intuition to work and finds the essential truths that underline this case. Read full review

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User Review  - shannon.dolgos - LibraryThing

After reaching a breaking point and finding some time to heal, Maisie has found her heartstrings being pulled in a new direction. Aware of Dene's affections, Maisie is finding more and more reason to ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

I'm not clear why I found this such a difficult to get into, but it was easier to put it down than to pick it up. However, by the end, I found myself finally engrossed. It may simply have been that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

The Maisie Dobbs series just keeps getting better. The mystery stands alone as Maisie investigates the murder or accidental death of an artist. At the same time, we learn more about the role of ... 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  - 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  - 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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