Maisie Dobbs novels

Author:
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955
 
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Star rating for Maisie Dobbs
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: "M. Dobbs, trade and personal investigations." She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of...
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Star rating for Birds of a feather
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:
When Maisie Dobbs is hired to find the missing daughter of a wealthy grocery magnate, she discovers that three of the heiress's friends have died violently, leading her to investigate the connection between the disappearance and the murders.
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Star rating for Pardonable lies
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
Psychologist-sleuth Maisie Dobbs is called in by Sir Cecil Lawton to investigate the mystery behind the death of his wife's aviator son during World War I, a mission that brings her face to face with a college friend with ties to the missing pilot.
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Star rating for Messenger of truth
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
In 1931 London, when artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death before the opening of an exhibition of his work and police refuse to investigate, his journalist sister Georgina enlists the aid of psychologist Maisie Dobbs to uncover the truth.
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Star rating for An incomplete revenge
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Maisie is asked to investigate a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a village in Kent during the hop picking season. Mysterious fires erupt in the village and a series of petty crime suggest a darker criminal element at work. A peculiar secrecy shrouds the village, and Maisie needs to use her skills to solve one of her most intriguing cases yet.
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Star rating for Among the mad
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
3.7 stars
Description:
Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale.
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Star rating for The mapping of love and death
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4.2 stars
Description:
"Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death--an investigation that leads her to a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse"--Provided by publisher.
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Star rating for A lesson in secrets
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Maisie Dobbs' first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a murderous web of activities being conducted by the up-and-coming Nazi party.
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Star rating for Elegy for Eddie
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:
Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet, a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London's highest circles of power. Set in London between the two world wars.
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Star rating for Leaving everything most loved
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.6 stars
Description:
"The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous...
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Star rating for A dangerous place
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
Arriving in turbulent 1937 Gibraltar in the aftermath of a tragedy, Maisie Dobbs raises the British Secret Service's suspicions through her involvement in the murder of a Sephardic Jewish photographer.
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Star rating for Journey to Munich
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square--a place of many memories--she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service...
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Star rating for In this grave hour
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:

"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander." — Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs

The thirteenth installment in Jacqueline Winspear's enormously popular New York Times bestselling mystery series. As Britain declares war on Germany, the indomitable Maisie Dobbs stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people seeking sanctuary

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Star rating for To die but once
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
"During the months following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever. Maisie's investigation...
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Star rating for The American agent
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice--Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler's Munich in 1938....
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Star rating for The consequences of fear
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As Europe buckles under Nazi occupation, Maisie Dobbs investigates a possible murder that threatens devastating repercussions for Britain's war efforts in this latest installment in the New York Times bestselling mystery series.

October 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument

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Star rating for A sunlit weapon
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4.6 stars
Description:
October 1942. Attacks on British planes that cause a pilot's death lead female pilot Jo Hardy to seek help from investigator Maisie Dobbs, who suspects a connection to the arrival of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Star rating for The comfort of ghosts
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"London, 1945: Four adolescent orphans with a dark wartime history are squatting in a vacant Belgravia mansion - the owners having fled London under heavy Luftwaffe bombing. Soon after a demobilized British soldier, ill and reeling from his experiences overseas, takes shelter with the group, Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners. Maisie is deeply puzzled by the children's reticence. Their stories are evasive and, more mysteriously,...