Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear audiobook

Maisie Dobbs

By Jacqueline Winspear
Read by Rita Barrington

Blackstone Publishing

The Maisie Dobbs Novels: Book 1

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The book that introduced the world to the intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine Maisie Dobbs—one of literature’s favorite sleuths! Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded World War I veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan’s son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years.

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Summary

Summary

An Audible.com bestseller

Winner of the 2003 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

Winner of the 2004 YALSA Alex Award

Winner of the 2004 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel

A 2004 Anthony Award Finalist for Best First Novel

A 2004 Dilys Award Finalist

A 2004 Barry Award Finalist for Best First Novel

A 2004 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

A BookRiot Pick of Best Murder Mysteries to Intrigue and Delight

The book that introduced the world to the intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine Maisie Dobbs—one of literature’s favorite sleuths!

Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded World War I veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan’s son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Romantic readers sensing a story-within-a-story won’t be disappointed. But first they must be prepared to be astonished at the sensitivity and wisdom with which Maisie resolves her first professional assignment.” New York Times
“Winspear…has created a winning character about whom readers will want to read more.” Associated Press
“[Maisie Dobbs] catches the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman.” Chicago Tribune
“Rita Barrington’s narration creates a vivid sense of time, place, and character in Maisie Dobbs…Barrington’s voices help the listener keep straight the many characters as the story’s threads weave events from pre-war to wartime to post-war England, making a tapestry of war’s devastation.” AudioFile
“[An] inspired debut novel, a delightful mix of mystery, war story, and romance…A refreshing heroine, appealing secondary characters, and an absorbing plot…make Winspear a new writer to watch.” Publishers Weekly
“Winspear writes in simple, effective prose, capturing the post-World War I era effectively and handling human drama with compassionate sensitivity while skillfully avoiding cloying sentimentality. At the end, the reader is left yearning for more discreet investigations into the nature of what it means to feel truth.” Library Journal
“A strong protagonist and a lively sense of time and place carry readers along, and the details lead to further thought and understanding about the futility and horror of war, as well as a desire to hear more of Maisie.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of several New York Times bestsellers in her historical fiction series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards. She was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. She studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education and later worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the United Kingdom before emigrating to the United States.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English