Thursday, January 11, 2007

Jacqueline Winspear - Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs
Winspear's 1st book
1st book featuring Maisie Dobbs, PI in 1920s London
292 pages
John Murray

Introducing the extraordinaire Maisie Dobbs, private investigator in 1920s London. Her first case combines a gripping investigation with a moving portait of love and war. It marks the beginning of a wonderful new detective series.

London, 1929. Having set herself up as a private investigator, Maisie Dobbs is relieved when her first client arrives. Christopher Davenham suspects that his wife is conducting an affair. But Maisie's investigation's confound her expectations at every turn. And she is forced by her findings to revisit her own turbulent experience of the Great War. For Maisie, the boundary between her private and professional life is suddenly blurred.

This is a world still reeling in the aftermath of war, a world in which many secrets lie buried. But Maisie is determined to hunt down the truth, however painful it might be...

This book is for a buddy read, for which I have to prepare some questions. So far I only started and I hope it will be as interesting a read as I suspect it to be ;-)

First sentence:
"Even if she hadn't been the last person to walk through the turnstile at Warren Street tube station, Jack Barker would have noticed the tall, slender woman in the navy blue thigh-length jacket with a matching pleated skirt short enough to reveal a well-turned ankle."

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