“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, is now available!
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.
Coming in March 2019, The American Agent, set in September 1940 during Hitler’s Blitzkrieg attacks on Britain.
What Would Maisie Do?—also coming in March 2019, a collection of readers’ favorite passages from the Maisie Dobbs’ series, together with the story behind each passage, sections on locations featured in the books, and pages for journaling. More information coming soon.
Header image: Barrage balloons over London in WW2 (Wikimedia Commons)