Leaving Everything Most Loved

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Jacqueline Winspear
Leaving Everything Most Loved

The Maisie Dobbs mystery series is one of my favorites. In her 10th adventure, Maisie is called in by Scotland Yard to investigate the deaths of two young Indian women. By all accounts, both are well regarded in the community, so unraveling the threads of both past and present events proves to be a challenge. Maisie handles all in her usual fashion, while at the same time sorting out personal issues that weigh heavily upon her.  Some questions are successfully resolved while others open to new possibilities for Maisie and those around her. Winspear’s writing is layered and thoughtful, her characters are touching, and the London setting between the First and Second World Wars is intriguing. I highly recommend this series to anyone who reads mysteries, particularly if you like English settings and historical context. Check the catalog.

Sue A., Reference

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