Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale

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 following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met—and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane's personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie's trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia's abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men.

In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

 

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User Review  - Shutzie27 - LibraryThing

Although I enjoy the Maisie Dobbs series and will continue to read these book, I must say this was not one of my favorite installments. This book takes Maisie deep into the world of mental health care ... 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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Contents

ONE
1
TWO
17
THREE
36
FOUR
52
FIVE
68
SIX
83
SEVEN
102
EIGHT
123
TWELVE
184
THIRTEEN
199
FOURTEEN
215
FIFTEEN
231
SIXTEEN
243
SEVENTEEN
262
EIGHTEEN
271
NINETEEN
291

NINE
139
TEN
155
ELEVEN
171
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
305
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
307
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About the author (2010)

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of An Incomplete Revenge—a New York Times bestseller—and several other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

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