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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Praise for Maisie Dobbs:

"Maisie Dobbs is a quirky literary creation. If you cross-pollinated Vera Brittain’s classic World War I memoir, Testament of Youth, with Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane mysteries and a dash of the old PBS series ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ you’d approximate the peculiar range of topics and tones within this novel. . . . Its intelligent eccentricity offers relief."—Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" on NPR

"Deft. . . . Prepare to be astonished at the sensitivity and wisdom with which Maisie resolves her first professional assignment. . . . Winspear takes her through her ordeal with great compassion."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Surprisingly fresh. . . . Winspear does a fine job with the ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ aspects of the story, depicting the class tensions that inevitably arise as Dobbs climbs to a new station in life. Her progression from domestic staff to college student to wartime nurse to private investigator is both believable and compelling."—San Francisco Chronicle

Maisie Dobbs is back and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate’s daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress’s old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in England and later worked in publishing and as a marketing communications consultant in the U.K. before emigrating to the United States. She now lives in California and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom. Birds of a Feather is her second novel featuring Maisie Dobbs.

Review:

"The eponymous heroine of Winspear's promising debut, Maisie Dobbs (2003), continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel set in England a decade after the end of the Great War." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

By the author of Maisie Dobbs, a national bestseller and top 10 Book Sense pick.

Synopsis:

Maisie Dobbs is back and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's missing daughter. The case is complicated by the violent deaths of three of the heiress' friends. Maisie discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in England, once worked as a nanny, later spent ten years in English publishing as a sales and marketing manager and now lives in Northern California with her husband. Birds of a Feather is her second novel featuring private investigator Maisie Dobbs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569473689
Publisher:
Soho Press
Location:
New York
Author:
Winspear, Jacqueline
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Maisie Dobbs Mysteries
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Birds of a Feather
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Product details 360 pages Soho Press - English 9781569473689 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The eponymous heroine of Winspear's promising debut, Maisie Dobbs (2003), continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel set in England a decade after the end of the Great War." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
By the author of Maisie Dobbs, a national bestseller and top 10 Book Sense pick.

"Synopsis" by , Maisie Dobbs is back and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's missing daughter. The case is complicated by the violent deaths of three of the heiress' friends. Maisie discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.
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