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Maisie Dobbs / Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bks 1 & 2)
Maisie Dobbs / Birds of a Feather - Maisie Dobbs, Bks 1 & 2 Author:Jacqueline Winspear The first two books in the Maisie Dobbs mystery series. — Maisie Dobbs — — Hailed by NPR's Fresh Air as part Testament of Youth, part Dorothy Sayers, and part Upstairs, Downstairs, this astonishing debut has already won fans from coast to coast and is poised to add Maisie Dobbs to the ranks of literature's favorit... more »e sleuths.
Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.
Birds of a Feather
Maisie Dobbs is n another dangerously intriguing adventure in London "between the wars." It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress's old friends are found dead.
Is there a connection between the woman's mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.« less
The mysteries take place during WW1. The author writes so
vividly and factually of this era that one might think she
actually lived through this time herself. Her mysteries
take you back to the 1800's and early 1900's when.
Maisie became a detective back during the "great war" when
women weren't exactly welcomed in such an occupation.
She solves mysteries as well suffers through her own
heartbreaking losses during the time we called, "the war to end all wars"
A very fresh take on the classic English detective, and a nice twist on the young woman detective genre. Set in WWI England,it is another view of life in England in the time of Downton Abbey. Maisie herself is very original and likeable, and the mysteries are original. A fun read and I'm looking forward to the whole series.