Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)

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9780143035305: Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)

London, 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his eighteen-year-old daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers - the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs.

Immediately sensing the tensions pervading the Waite household, Maisie soon discovers that there are many reasons why Charlotte might have left home. Instinctively Maisie feels that Charlotte is safe. Yet, suddenly, she finds herself confronting a murder scene . . .

With wonderful characters and a page-turning plot, Birds of a Feather is a brilliant mystery. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will be delighted to see Maisie's stunning perception and sleuthing abilities back in action, while the emotional heart of her second mystery will appeal to yet more fans.

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London, 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his eighteen-year-old daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers - the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs.

Maisie soon discovers that there are many reasons why Charlotte might have left home. Instinctively Maisie feels that Charlotte is safe. Yet, suddenly, she finds herself confronting a murder scene.

With wonderful characters and a page-turning plot, Birds of a Feather is a brilliant mystery. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will be delighted to see Maisie's sleuthing abilities back in action, while the emotional heart of her second mystery will appeal to yet more fans.

Review:

A well-researched and beautifully written novel ( Town & Village Times)

Maisie Dobbs continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel... riveting ( Publisher's Weekly)

A heroine to cherish ... Always open-minded, she bobs her hair, [and] drives a red MG. ( New York Times)

Birds of a Feather reads like a gripping mixture of Vera Brittain and Dorothy Sayers so fans of both authors will enjoy Maisie's latest adventure. ( Image)

A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century ( Elizabeth George)

Heavy on charm ( Bookseller)

Jacqueline Winspear reveals more adventures of the delightful Maisie Dobbs ( Publishing News 'Quarterly highlights')

Winspear writes very well... [she is] set fair for a very bright future as a crime novelist ( Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Daily Mail)

A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction ( Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Mail on Sunday)

Set in the 1920s, Winspear's books are strong on atmosphere, and her creation, Maisie, is perhaps the woman Miss Marple would have liked to have been when she was young ( Publishing News)

'Maisie is, perhaps, the young woman Miss marple would have liked to have been' ( Sue Baker, Publishing News)

Full of evocative, atmospheric locations and vividly believable historical detail ...Jacqueline Winspear's second book fulfils all the potential shown in Maisie Dobbs and is a cracking mystery novel. ( New Books)

'This thought-provoking mystery has a good plot, with plenty of action before it is resolved, and would provide much scope for discussion amongst reading groups.' - Susan Gibbs. ( New Books)

Equally as sharp and intriguing as its predecessor ( Accent)

'In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been created - she has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is!' ( Alexander McCall Smith)

A terrific mystery ... Both intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read. ( Observer)

A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction ( Mail on Sunday on 'Maisie Dobbs')

Think Sherlock Holmes crossed with Miss Marple's granddaughter, now add the atmospheric setting of 1930's London and a well-spun plot and you've the basis for the second in Jacqueline Winspear's delightful series of detective novels featuring the indomitable Maisie Dobbs ... Maisie is independent and deploys intelligence, charm and intuition to crack the case ( Scottish Daily Record)

'Maisie Dobbs is a welcome and unusual addition to the crowded world of literary detectives. ... A very readable whodunnit' ( Sainsbury's Magazine)

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