Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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