Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 12, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
447 Reviews

Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery Award Nominee

London, 1931. On the night before the opening of his new and much-anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare it an accident, but the dead man's twin sister, Georgina, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations, Georgina takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator.

The case soon takes Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, as well as the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. She again uncovers the dark legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself in difficult times. But to solve the mystery of the artist's death, she will have to remain steady as the forces behind his death come out of the shadows to silence her.

Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

 

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Yet again I enjoyed this author, character and plot. - Goodreads
The plot pace, however, seemed a bit tedious. - Goodreads
I absolutely love Winspear's writing voice. - Goodreads
While easy to read it brought out many issues. - Goodreads
Love her and the ending was definitely a surprise. - Goodreads
Pacing was great, story was engrossing. - Goodreads

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - He110Ne0 - Goodreads

This series is maturing like a fine wine. Each book just make me more invested in the characters and the cases that Maisie Dobbs - psychologist & investigator - takes on. This book hit all the right ... Read full review

Review: Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4)

User Review  - Nancy Dobson - Goodreads

Each book in this series gets better than the last. Great character sketches, and I like Maisie's development through the series. 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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