Search Results: "Jacqueline Winspear"


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MESSENGER OF TRUTH by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Compassion and authenticity bolster the anemic suspense."
The fourth in a series (Birds of a Feather, 2004, etc.) of class-conscious World War II-era whodunits. Read full book review >

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MAISIE DOBBS by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Prime candidate for a TV movie."
A romance/investigation debut novel set firmly in the spiritual aftermath of WWI. Read full book review >

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LEAVING EVERYTHING MOST LOVED by Jacqueline Winspear
Released: March 26, 2013

"Not the strongest mystery in Maisie's ongoing saga (Elegy for Eddie, 2012, etc.), but one that delves deeply into her complicated relationships and hints at a compelling future."
Between the wars, the shooting death of an Indian woman is not high on the priority list of the British police. Read full book review >

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ELEGY FOR EDDIE by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 27, 2012

"Certainly not Winspear's strongest mystery. But newcomers will enjoy the exploration of class-bound Britain between the wars, and fans will relish the continued development of Maisie's complicated character."
A determined psychologist and private investigator looks into the death of Eddie, a gentle man who seemed to have no enemies, certainly not among the horses he charmed. Read full book review >

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AN INCOMPLETE REVENGE by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"A painfully evocative tale of England's struggles with class differences and poverty between the wars, and a clever mystery."
The Kentish village of Heronsdene is plagued by a series of mysterious fires and burglaries. Read full book review >

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A LESSON IN SECRETS by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2011

"A pivotal historical moment forced to take a back seat to the heroine's wardrobe and intuition."
War, peace and Maisie Dobbs' introduction to the German Nationalist Socialist Party. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE MAD by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"The lamentation over economic crisis, terrorism and traumatized veterans feels both true to its setting and disquietingly contemporary. Well-crafted and well worth reading."
Psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs (An Incomplete Revenge, 2008, etc.) returns for the sixth time in this bleak, haunting mystery. Read full book review >

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A standard-issue mystery enhanced by elegant prose and a strong period flavor."
It's 1930s London, and sleuth Maisie Dobbs is coping with painful personal woes while tracking a devious multiple murderer. Read full book review >

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IN THIS GRAVE HOUR by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Winspear teeters on the brink of stating the emotionally obvious at times but largely pulls back and weaves a convincing historical drama together with a rocky journey for her heroine."
As World War II dawns for Britain, investigator Maisie Dobbs takes on a case involving murdered Belgian refugees with shadowy ties to the Great War. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO MUNICH by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Winspear elegantly balances Maisie's emotional turmoil and dogged patriotism with the growing tensions of a Europe on the brink of war."
On an undercover mission for the British Secret Service in Nazi Germany, Maisie Dobbs must face not only the horrors of the Third Reich, but very real reminders of her own tragic past. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS PLACE by Jacqueline Winspear
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2015

"Fans of this long-running series will welcome Maisie's return in this 11th installment while feeling the pain of her losses as deeply as if they were their own."
Still reeling from personal tragedies, intrepid nurse-turned-private investigator Maisie Dobbs becomes embroiled in a murder case in Gibraltar on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF LIES by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A sad, beautifully written, contemplative testament."
Five kind and honorable people are caught up in the depredations of the Great War in this first stand-alone novel by the author of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series (Leaving Everything Most Loved, 2013, etc.) Read full book review >