Among the Mad
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 met—and 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.
“Absorbing and exciting…. The book’s puzzle is challenging, but what charms most is Dobbs herself… engaging.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“The hunt gets the pulse racing, but the real draw is Maisie herself, a wonderfully nuanced character… [an] engrossing mystery.”
“Dobbs is intelligent, intuitive, and empathetic (she could be Clarice Starling’s prototype).”
“Maisie Dobbs is a revelation.”
―Alexander McCall Smith