Maisie Dobbs

By | January 14, 2018
Maisie Dobbs Author Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN-10 1616954078
ISBN-13 9781616954079
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Soho Crime
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A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle hardened as Lisbeth Salander Maureen Corrigan NPR sFresh Air on Maisie DobbsMaisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen Her employer suffragette Lady Rowan Compton soon became her patron taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing Lady Rowan s friend Maurice Blanche often retained as an investigator by the European elite recognized Maisies intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge where Maisie planned to complete her education The outbreak of war changed everything Maisie trained as a nurse then left for France to serve at the Front where she foundand lostan important part of herself Ten years after the Armistice in the spring of 1929 Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful and truth elusive Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something very different In the aftermath of the Great War a former officer has founded a working farm known as The Retreat that acts as a convalescent refuge for ex soldiers too shattered to resume normal life When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat she must finally confront the ghost that has haunted her for over a decade

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