An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs Book 5)
|Rating||:||4.24 (665 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||352 Pages|
In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural communityWith the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest timeeven more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases.Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this installment of the bestselling series, An Incomplete Revenge, is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village
. Originally from the United Kingdom, Winspear now lives in California. The Maisie Dobbs series has won the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity Awards. Jacqueline Winspearis the author of the Maisie Dobbs novels
"#5 in a Great British Mystery Series" according to Chris Christensen. This is a really good series of mysteries that starts on the eve of WW1 in Britain. The lead character is a young girl who comes from the mean streets of London, is placed into domestic service in a wealthy manor home. She discovers a love of books and is in turn discovered by the homeowner as not only an avid reader but someone with an unusually analytic mind. Maisie Dobbs acquires a mentor, a psychologist and investi. One reader's opinion on whether and why newcomers to this series should or should not start with this one. Sharon Isch It's only been a few weeks since I belatedly discovered Jacqueline Winspear's "Maisie Dobbs" series and it's been great fun playing catch-up. I don't want to waste space here repeating what so many other 5-star reviewers have already said so well. But I did want to jump in and say why I can't agree with the Newsday blurb at the top of the paperback jacket which advises newbies to start with this fifth novel in the seri. "Good Read" according to Georgia. All of this series of books are a good read. The writing is interesting and keeps your attention with the suspense. Of course, the whole basic situation with Masie is idealistic and romantic but the series is a good escape with lovely language and writing. There is a little current psychological opinion in every one but not enough to ruin the books. My only complaint with these ebooks is they are too expensive.
Hop-picking has brought everyone to the area, from Londoners to Gypsies. Maisie Dobbs travels to Kent to investigate, among other things, a series of fires, a family of Dutch bakers who were killed during WWI in a zeppelin attack and the theft of some silver. All rights reserved. Orlagh Cassidy, who also read Messenger of Truth, not only captures a range of London and Kentish accents, but she also individualizes even the most minor characters. This engrossing mystery will be hard to put down, and the listener will be sad when the final, lively strains of a fiddle are heard. The lilt of a Danish luthier is perfect, and the dozen or so villagers int