Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Hailed by NPRs "Fresh Air" as part "Testament of Youth," part Dorothy Sayers, and part "Upstairs, Downstairs," this astonishing debut has already won fans from coast to coast and is poised to add Maisie Dobbs to the ranks of literatures favorite sleuths. Maisie Dobbs isnt just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligenceand the patronage of her benevolent employersshe works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.
Publisher: Hampton, NH : BBC Audiobooks America, p2005, c2003.
ISBN: 9780792734604
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (10 hr., 2 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Barrington, Rita


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Maisie Dobbs is a smart, independent and thoughtful woman who becomes a nurse in World War I. She then earns her own way in London as a detective and psychologist. You will be driven to read more in the series by the hope of romance and her investigative perceptions.

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Feb 04, 2018

For the most part, I enjoyed the book but I’m not sure why. I liked the WWI history aspect, but I didn’t understand why it was in the book. It didn’t seem to have anything to do with the plot. But there wasn’t much plot either in or out of the WWI part. Honestly, this book felt to me like character building for the next book. My friend absolutely loves this series, so I will try the next book.

JCLLynnW Oct 20, 2010

Maisie Dobb is my favorite mystery series!


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