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Jacqueline Winspear’s historical mystery series Maisie Dobbs took the world by storm when its first edition was released in 2003. With seventeen novels in the collection, Winspear follows her detective character Maisie from her early days before World War I and working as a maid to her eventual role as a private investigator cracking down cases left and right.
Winspear’s inspiration derived from the often-forgotten contributions of the roles women took when men left for war, making Maisie Dobbs an absolute must-read series for historical fiction fanatics and mystery enthusiasts. This female sleuth has captured the hearts of many.
This first book in the series introduces the world to the great Maisie Dobbs, beginning with her stint as a service maid before World War I uproots her to France. When the war is finally over, Maisie takes what she’s learned and opens her own investigation agency, putting her psychology and detective skills to the test. Eventually, she lands her first case, and the rest is history! Maisie Dobbs captures this almost forgotten era through the lens of one remarkable woman.
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About the Book
“A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander.”
—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs
Maisie 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 Maisie’s 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 found—and lost—an 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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