Pardonable Lies: a Maisie Dobbs Novel

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Jacqueline Winspear

Set in London in the years after World War I, Maisie Dobbs is an independent young woman who has established a business as a “psychologist and investigator”. Her cases often require her to work closely with Inspector Stratton of the Scotland Yard where her insight into the human spirit and psyche lead her to find solutions beyond the obvious. This time Maisie is presented with three cases that appear very different and yet become entwined as she delves into the past of each and puts the pieces together. A young girl discovered dazed and bloody is accused of murder. Sir Cecil Lawton promises his wife on her deathbed that he will find proof that their aviator son really died in France during the war. And Maisie’s dearest friend, while certain that her brother died in the war, would like to know exactly where so that she can leave a memorial. Maisie’s search for answers puts her in danger physically, but it may be the return to her own personal wartime demons that will put her in the gravest danger of all. This is the third novel in the series followingMaisie Dobbs, and Birds of a Feather.

Sue A, Reference

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Mrs. Jeffries & the Feast of St. Stephen

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Emily Brightwell

You would never expect the fabulous Inspector Gerald Witherspoon of Scotland Yard to be such a small, gentle and shy man. His greatest asset is . . . Mrs. Jeffries, his housekeeper, and his household staff, although he doesn’t know it. Mrs. Jeffries and the staff search for clues and Mrs. Jeffries oh so carefully nudges Inspector Witherspoon to find the killer. But can they solve this one? No one has a motive and everyone has the means.

Jerilee, Reference

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Sunday, February 24, 2008
Linda Fairstein

This is not just a good mystery featuring New York City sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. It is also a good story that features much trivia about Edgar Allan Poe. Alexandra Cooper investigates two crimes, a rape and a murder, which at first appear to be related. Complications arise from the discovery of a corpse found entombed in the walls of a home connected to Edgar Allan Poe. The search leads to a mysterious club of Poe scholars, the Bronx Botanical Gardens, the United Nations, and some chilling near-death experiences. An exciting adventure all the way through.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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The Blight Way: a Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I found this mystery through the Library's Online Book Club. I read the first 3 chapters in my email and had to finish it. Chocked full of odd and quirky characters, this entertaining mystery is great fun. When murder comes to Blight County Idaho, Sheriff Bo Tully is overrun with suspects. The Blight Way has everything you would expect from Patrick McManus, outdoor writer and humorist.

Jerilee, Reference
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