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Pardonable Lies: Maisie Dobbs Mystery 3

Jacqueline Winspear

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Much-loved Maisie Dobbs returns to investigate her third case, a thrilling story of family tensions and mysterious deaths in World War I

London, 1930. Maisie Dobbs, the renowned psychologist and investigator, receives a most unusual request. She must prove that Sir Cedric Lawton's son Ralph really is dead.

This is a case that will challenge Maisie in unexpected ways, for Ralph Lawton was an aviator shot down by enemy fire in 1917. To get to the bottom of the mystery, Maisie must travel to the former battlefields of northern France, where she served as a nurse in the Great War and where ghosts of her past still linger. As her investigation moves closer to the truth, Maisie soon uncovers the secrets and lies that some people would prefer remain buried

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Praise for Pardonable Lies: Maisie Dobbs Mystery 3

  • 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

  • These clever mysteries, their period settings and the unusual character of Maisie herself are bang on target for the classic crime buyer - Sue Baker, Publishing News

  • The British counterpart to Alexander McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Associated Press

  • A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century - Elizabeth George

  • A heroine to cherish - New York Times

  • A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction - Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Daily Mail

  • Feisty, working-class heroine Maisie is a deliberate throwback to the sleuthettes of old-fashioned crime writing. The well-plotted story, its characters and the picture of London between the wars are decidedly romantic. American readers loved it; many Brits will, too. - Guardian

  • A terrific mystery ... Intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read - Observer

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Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in England, and now lives California.

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