Birds of a Feather
Jacqueline Winspear’s marvelous and inspired debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather finds Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in... show more
Jacqueline Winspear’s marvelous and inspired debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather finds Maisie Dobbs on 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 between the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
Publish date: 2005
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#2)
I loved the first Maisie Dobbs book, and this was a nice follow up. I felt that there was a good development in the friendship between Maisie and Billy, and I got to know each of them better as characters. I really loved Maisie in the first book, her character, her history, and how she approached ...
While parts of this inter-war story are a little modern I still enjoyed it. Maisie Dobbs is an interesting character and the aftermath of World War I are tackled her. Including such issues as addiction and the White Feather Society. When the daughter of a self-made man goes missing, Maisie invest...
Another winning effort, further development of Maisie Dobbs, and another view of the times, as the book progresses, with flashbacks to before and during the "Great War" and the story placed in the aftermath. Again, well researched, telling the story in a way to illustrate the times as one might hav...
Second Maisie Dobbs mystery, and a book I am struggling desperately to remember. Ah, yes. There are several interesting twists involved, but I think I pinpointed my problem with the first book. I'm not very fond of Maisie's detecting style. I mean, mixing in a bit of psychology is fine, but there we...
I gave this second book in the Maisie Dobbs series a chance, after a lukewarm reaction to the first book. I ended up not really liking the second one either, which is a shame, because they have such great potential. A young, female detective in London in the years after World War I sounds like a gre...