The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Harper Collins, Mar 23, 2010 - Fiction - 338 pages
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In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse.

August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action.

April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.

Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

 

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User Review  - shannon.dolgos - LibraryThing

Edge of your seat, so good....filled with secrets, greed, family betrayal. Michael Clifton's death wasn't just another casualty of war...can Maisie figure out why he was murdered and live to tell ... Read full review

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User Review  - clue - LibraryThing

This is the seventh title in the Maisie Dobbs series. Not only is there a good mystery for Maisie to solve, but there are also changes to her personal life. As is often the case in real life, change ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
Section 3
37
Section 4
49
Section 5
61
Section 6
73
Section 7
89
Section 8
105
Section 13
181
Section 14
195
Section 15
215
Section 16
229
Section 17
245
Section 18
263
Section 19
279
Section 20
297

Section 9
119
Section 10
133
Section 11
149
Section 12
167
Section 21
317
Section 22
335
Section 23
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About the author (2010)

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

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