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MESSENGER OF TRUTH

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 - 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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Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

Oh, my goodness! Holy shit, Batman! I am blown away by this series and Winspear's writing. This is so very much more than just a "mystery" or a venture into "historical fiction"...it is some of the ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

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Maybe one of my favorites so far--and it really made me want to learn more about the art that came from the Great War. Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Goodreads

The best yet, very moving. Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

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I enjoyed this book, though not so much as other books in this series. I was expecially interested in the book's treatment of the London art world in the 1930s, and coincidentally the setting of ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Goodreads

Still intrigued by the War history components, although I'm concerned about Maisie's work obsessions (a pre-cursor to the "feminist" era?) and hope to find out more about her "breakdown" and fall out with Maurice in the next books in the series. Liked the Billy Beale development. Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

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This is the fourth novel in Jacqueline Winspear's series of historical psychologist/private investigator Maisie Dobbs, and it's a very involving story. Author Winspear has that rare talent of being ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Goodreads

Enjoyed it -- I tend to read these in as few sitting as possible, take a full day if need be. This series deals with the after-effects of war -specifically, the first world war - in a very powerful ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

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This was the first Maisie Dobbs that I listened to instead of read and I am happy i did. I guess this is more a review of the audio book than the book itself, which was as consistently good as all of ... Read full review

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1 star - 4
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