Macavity Award Nominee for best historical mystery!
Christmas Eve, 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the Prime Minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not metand the writer mentions Maisie by name. Tapped by Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch to be a special adviser on the case, Maisie is soon involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict destruction on thousands of innocent people.
In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.
Also available in audio and e-book formats
Henry Holt and Co., Hardcover (February 2009), ISBN-13: 978-0805082166
Picador, Paperback (November 2009), ISBN-13: 978-0312429256
"Absorbing and exciting... a fast-breaking case that takes Maisie Dobbs from 10 Downing St. to the meanest of London hovels. The book's puzzle is challenging, but what charms most is Dobbs herself... engaging."
Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal
"Maisie has only her considerable wits and empathic skill to help Scotland Yard identify the killer. The hunt gets the pulse racing, but the real draw is Maisie herself, a wonderfully nuanced character... [an] engrossing mystery."
People magazine (four stars)