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A Dangerous Place - Jacqueline Winspear
A Dangerous Place
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Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . .  In Jacqueline Winspear‘s  powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of... show more
Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . .  In Jacqueline Winspear‘s  powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gilbraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril.Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger.But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain.Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062220554 (0062220551)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#11)
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4.0 Review of A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
This was the book I had been dreading - my wife reached this point in the series long before me and put this book down in disgust and said she was not finishing that book or any other books in the series. Without giving anything away, a long running personal decision for the main character is reache...
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3.5 Well...
After the last few novels and Masie having to make choices about her future and the author pulls the rug out from under her in the first 10 or so pages, I found it somewhat jarring and discomfiting. Maisie goes from Canada to India and sails back (via the Suez canal) to England but when the boat s...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it
3.0 A Dangerous Place
Maisie just isn't the same without some of her supporting cast. The stripping down of the series' characters the last two books seems to be taking a little away from what I enjoyed so much about the series. Every terrible thing that could possibly happen has already happened. Well almost everything.
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5.0 A Dangerous Place: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
This is the first Maisie Dobbs book I've read, so I don't have anything to judge this against. I also didn't read any reviews of the book until after I'd finished the book. So I didn't have the same disappointments that longtime readers had. My reaction to the book was that I loved it and now want t...
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