The extraordinary Maisie Dobbs returns in her second case
London, 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his eighteen-year-old daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers - the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs.
Maisie soon discovers that there are many reasons why Charlotte might have left home. Instinctively Maisie feels that Charlotte is safe. Yet, suddenly, she finds herself confronting a murder scene . . .
With wonderful characters and a page-turning plot, Birds of a Feather is a brilliant mystery. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will be delighted to see Maisie's sleuthing abilities back in action, while the emotional heart of her second mystery will appeal to yet more fans.
Heavy on charm - Bookseller
In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been created - she has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is! - Alexander McCall Smith
A terrific mystery ... Both intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read. - Observer
Birds of a Feather reads like a gripping mixture of Vera Brittain and Dorothy Sayers so fans of both authors will enjoy Maisie's latest adventure. - Image
Jacqueline Winspear reveals more adventures of the delightful Maisie Dobbs - Publishing News 'Quarterly highlights'
Maisie Dobbs continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel... riveting - Publisher's Weekly
Set in the 1920s, Winspear's books are strong on atmosphere, and her creation, Maisie, is perhaps the woman Miss Marple would have liked to have been when she was young - Publishing News
A heroine to cherish ... Always open-minded, she bobs her hair, [and] drives a red MG. - New York Times
Jacqueline Winspear is the creator of the New York Times and National Bestselling series featuring psychologist and investigator, Maisie Dobbs. Her first novel - Maisie Dobbs - received numerous award nominations, including the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. It was a New York Times Notable Book and a Publisher's Weekly Top Ten Pick. Since that time, Jacqueline's work has received many award nominations, and she has received the Agatha Award twice, the Macavity Award, the Alex Award, the Sue Feder Award for Best Historical Novel and the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Novel. Her 'standalone' novel set in WW1, The Care and Management of Lies, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2015.