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 favorite sleuths. Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid.... show more
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 favorite 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.
Publish date: May 25th 2004
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#1)
Maisie was a nurse in the Great War. She saw much and understands what the men went through. Returning to civilian life she became a psychologist and investigator. Hired to find out if a man is being cuckolded by his wife, she discovers where the wife goes. Seeing a headstone with only a first n...
DNF @ p. 63 of 295 Previous Reading Update: So far, I am not impressed. If you follow Lillelara and have read her updates and the comments sections, you will already have gathered as much. I thought about leaving all my comments until the end of the book, but I don't think I can wait that long.....
I came across these books one day a couple of years ago and pointed them out to my good friend, Lainey, who loves anything to do with the Great War. She picked the first one up and went on to read the others and raved about them! *LOL* Finally, a few weeks ago, there was a sale and I managed to p...
Series: Maisie Dobbs #1 Narrator: Rita Barrington Perhaps I should have been clued in by the title. It’s just “Maisie Dobbs” not “Maisie Dobbs and something or other” or “Cute Pun Related to the Book or the Main Character”. There is a mystery here, but it’s not much of one. It just sort of reso...
What a pleasant surprise of a book! A new favorite. This was not necessarily great literature, and I imagine friends of mine would be surprised to find that this is now on my list of favorites, but I love every part of this book. The main character, Maisie Dobbs, was really well done. She is perhaps...