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Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2)
Birds of a Feather - Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
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 betwe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780143035305
ISBN-10: 0143035304
Publication Date: 8/2/2005
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 193 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Ladyslott avatar reviewed Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2) on + 113 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I like Maisie Dobbs, "Psychologist & Investigator", and protagonist of this book as well as the series debut Maisie Dobbs. The books are set in the years after the end of the Great War (later to become WWI). The books are filled with rich historical detail, and I learn a lot about a period in time I am not that familiar with. What I don't like is the pace of the books, they are just a tad too slow, and could use with a little more brisk pacing.

This mystery follows Maisie looking for a runaway heiress, Charlotte Waite. In her investigations Maisie learns of three old acquaintances of Ms. Waite's that have been recently murdered. What is the link between the three, and who is killing these women? With an introduction of a possible love triangle in the next book, I found this an enjoyable story, though as I said before somewhat slow going.
GrannyGamer avatar reviewed Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2) on + 153 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Another enjoyable entry in Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series. Combines an interesting mystery with great characterizations and a detailed sense of time (post WWI) and place (Britain).
reviewed Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2) on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Second book in the Maisie Dobbs series. Winner of the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year. Extremely clever plot.
reviewed Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2) on + 366 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Couldn't wait to read the second in this series-and its another page turner! Scullery maid becomes private detective in England right after WWI. Great mystery-fascinating characters and some romance to top it off
Princessclutter avatar reviewed Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book is excellent as always Maisie Dobbs makes crime stopping fun and makes you want to hold your breath!
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hardtack avatar reviewed Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, Bk 2) on + 1922 more book reviews
Four young women were once close friends. But then they abruptly grew apart. Years later, three died. Is the fourth the killer, or the next victim?

Sometimes you wonder if you really see things. I looked at the cover of this book and thought it interesting, but actually really didn't see what it depicted. It was only later, toward the end of the book, that I realized its significance. But about one third of the way through, when my attention was drawn to the fact that there were "four women," only then did I briefly wonder if the plot had anything to do with at at least two movies I have seen several times: adventure flicks---an original and a remake. Sorry, but to mention the title here would be to ruin the story for you.

Then the author threw in some new suspects and I forgot my thought after a few pages.

The human mind is a truly wonderful machine, it is busy solving problems in the background while you are unaware it is doing so. While I consciously didn't see the cover, my mind remembered it and later brought up the movies as a possibility. Needless to say, my brief thought of the movies was the key to the plot of the book.

In this book, Miss Dobbs also deals with some major problems in her life, aside from the investigation she was hired to do. Some include her friends and loved ones. Other directly impact her own life. For those who have come to like her, expect some major new influences toward the end of the book, and I don't mean her new hairdo.
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This is book #2 of the Maisie Dobbs series. The story could move along a little faster but I love the period details of the aftermath of WW 1 in England. And Maisie is a great character. I look forward to the 3rd book of the series.
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This is the second mystery in the Maisie Dobbs series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. These books are set in England between the two world wars, and Winspear sketches in nice details of the time and the setting. Maisie Dobbs (private investigator and "psychologist") is a great character, having grown up working class, served as a nurse during WWI, and moving now in upper class circles. She uses meditation and centering to help her solve her cases, which is a neat idea.

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