“with clarity and economy, Winspear lays the historical groundwork. . . . The setting matters, but what may matter more is the lovely, sometimes poetic way Winspear pushes her heroine forward. . . . May she shine on the literary scene for many books to come.”
The latest Maisie Dobbs’ book, TO DIE BUT ONCE, will be published on March 27th!
Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as the Bore War—nothing much seems to have happened yet—Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a “hush-hush” government contract. As Maisie’s inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son—but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.
Header image: Barrage balloons over London in WW2 (Wikimedia Commons)