Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 12, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist—and World War I veteran—in the fourth entry in the bestselling series

London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a infamous figure in her own right, isn't convinced.

When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out a fellow graduate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world.

In Messenger of Truth, Maisie once again uncovers the perilous legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself. But to solve the mystery of Nick's death, Maisie will have to keep her head as the forces behind the artist's fall come out of the shadows to silence her.

Following on the bestselling Pardonable Lies, Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

 

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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
26
Section 4
42
Section 5
54
Section 6
68
Section 7
82
Section 8
95
Section 13
184
Section 14
201
Section 15
217
Section 16
234
Section 17
252
Section 18
266
Section 19
279
Section 20
298

Section 9
117
Section 10
137
Section 11
152
Section 12
167
Section 21
313
Section 22
321
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About the author (2007)

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of three previous Maisie Dobbs novels, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, and Pardonable Lies. Maisie Dobbs won the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity Awards, and Birds of a Feather won the Agatha Award. Originally from the U.K., Winspear now lives in California.

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