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Pardonable Lies - Jacqueline Winspear
Pardonable Lies
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A new Maisie Dobbs novel from award-winning author Jacqueline Winspear In the third novel of this unique and masterly crime series, a deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton, KC, to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never... show more
A new Maisie Dobbs novel from award-winning author Jacqueline Winspear In the third novel of this unique and masterly crime series, a deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton, KC, to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but also to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. Determined to prove Ralph Lawton either dead or alive, Maisie is plunged into a case that tests her spiritual strength, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission will bring her to France and reunite her with her old friend Priscilla Evernden, who lost three brothers in the war, one of whom has an intriguing connection to the case.Set against a finely drawn portrait of life between the World Wars, Pardonable Lies is "a thrilling mystery that will enthrall fans of Jacqueline Winspear's heroine and likely win her new ones" (Detroit Free Press).
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312426217 (0312426216)
ASIN: 312426216
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#3)
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5.0 Review of Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
Another great offering in the Maisie Dobbs series. It is hard to explain why I have fallen so hard for this series, but it has become one of my favorites. I love the character of Maisie Dobbs and the supporting cast that surrounds her. This book showed a more human side to Maisie as she struggled...
Vilja Reads
Vilja Reads rated it
4.0 Pardonable Lies
London, 1930. Psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is hired to prove that a wartime aviator really died when his plane went down years ago, an investigation that leads her back to France for the first time since she served there as a nurse. She has to confront those memories in order to bring ...
Kanti's Books
Kanti's Books rated it
4.5 Pardonable Lies
The dating of this book, 1930, is deceptive, for it is very much a post-WW1 novel, and a very good one. It catches the spirit of that time, when all had lost someone and many still suffered, those so wounded mentally or physically as to be unable to take any part in post-war life, those who did go o...
Dee's Blog Blog
Dee's Blog Blog rated it
3.0
liked it, but the writing seemed a bit redundant/duplicative in places and the narrator kinda irked me...more to follow
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it
2.0 Pardonable Lies
Like most Maisie Dobbs books, this included a case related to the aftermath of WWI as well as a case that makes Maisie think about her personal experiences in the war. Her first case is an odd one, as she is asked to prove that a man’s son did not survive the war. This leads to a more personal inves...
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