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"A plucky heroine isn't enough to salvage a plot overly dependent on contrivances, as shown by MacNeal's debut set in 1940 London, the kickoff to a series. The murder of Diana Snyder, a secretary in Prime Minister Winston Churchill's office, creates a vacancy that American expat Maggie Hope agrees to fill, despite her umbrage at having been previously passed over for a more substantive position there. Maggie adjusts fairly quickly, even as the people of London strive to withstand both German bombs and IRA outrages. Since those behind Snyder's fatal stabbing as well as their motive are identified early on, the suspense mainly lies in whether Maggie will be able to use her intellect to foil a plot aimed at decapitating the British government. On several occasions, disaster is averted purely by chance, undermining efforts to credit Maggie with saving the day. Agent: Victoria Skurnick, Levine Greenberg Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope mysteries, including her debut novel, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, and the upcoming Princess Elizabeth’s Spy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and child.

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R M Learner, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by R M Learner)
It has been an awfully long time since I stayed up until 2 am to read a book. Ms. Macneal's debut is just fantastic, with compelling characters, good pacing, and just the right amount of twists and turns. I can't wait for her next installment.
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ISBN:
9780553593617
Author:
Macneal, Susan Elia
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
MacNeal, Susan Elia
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Maggie Hope
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.8 in 0.5938 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A plucky heroine isn't enough to salvage a plot overly dependent on contrivances, as shown by MacNeal's debut set in 1940 London, the kickoff to a series. The murder of Diana Snyder, a secretary in Prime Minister Winston Churchill's office, creates a vacancy that American expat Maggie Hope agrees to fill, despite her umbrage at having been previously passed over for a more substantive position there. Maggie adjusts fairly quickly, even as the people of London strive to withstand both German bombs and IRA outrages. Since those behind Snyder's fatal stabbing as well as their motive are identified early on, the suspense mainly lies in whether Maggie will be able to use her intellect to foil a plot aimed at decapitating the British government. On several occasions, disaster is averted purely by chance, undermining efforts to credit Maggie with saving the day. Agent: Victoria Skurnick, Levine Greenberg Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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