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).
Publish date: June 27th 2006
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#3)
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...
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 ...
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...
liked it, but the writing seemed a bit redundant/duplicative in places and the narrator kinda irked me...more to follow
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...