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User Review  - shannon.dolgos - LibraryThing

Well, Jacqueline didn't disappoint...no surprises there. Maisie and Billy observe a Christmas Eve suicide, and as the events unfold as to why this once brave soldier decided to take his life, they are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Romonko - LibraryThing

I didn't enjoy this Maisie Dobbs as much as previous books. Ms. Winspear loves to dwell on the casualties of war, especially from the Great War, but this book seems to dwell a little too much. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

This series has really grown on me. I enjoyed this one. As usual the plot comes from the consequences of the First World War but it sadly has resonance for now too. A lot less time is spent on ... Read full review

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User Review  - lit_chick - LibraryThing

2009, MacMillan Audio, Read by Orlagh Cassidy Publisher’s Summary: It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Maisie is, once more, reaching out for a troubled WWI vet when he explodes a grenade. She is bruised and battered but charges on. Asked to assist, by Special Branch, to find who is threatening London ... Read full review

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User Review  - khiemstra631 - LibraryThing

Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs books always provoke thought on the part of the reader. This book has a darker outlook than most, dealing as it does with people severely damaged by human conflict ... Read full review

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A delightful engaging book with a wonderful, memorable cast of characters. My favorite of course is Maisie. She is unique in personality and her approach to solving cases, a complex blend of intelligence, thoughtfulness, and warmth, a strong woman who takes great care to maintain her impeccable integrity. The supporting characters are just as individual, multidimensional and real, giving the book a homespun feel. The book is set in the 1930’s and Maisie is by today’s standards, a psychological profiler, but of course is guided more by intuition as present day knowledge and techniques are not yet in existence. The topics presented are well researched and thought provoking and touch on such timeless issues as post traumatic stress, depression, unemployment, mental illness and the obligation of a society to its war veterans. Winspear also gives the reader splendid descriptions of 1931 London and the surrounding countryside. The pace of this cozy mystery is slow, much like the lifestyle of this era, and the plotting is tight, a great combination for a most enjoyable and satisfying read. 

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

always enjoyable. Read full review

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User Review  - bogopea - LibraryThing

Maisie Dobbs, now in 1931. Top notch. Read full review


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