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By Jacqueline Winspear

ISBN-10: 1569473684

ISBN-13: 9781569473689

The moment Maisie Dobbs mystery

Jacqueline Winspear’s amazing debut, Maisie Dobbs, gained her fanatics from worldwide and raised her intuitive, clever, and ingenious heroine to the ranks of literature’s favourite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, unearths psychologist and personal investigator Maisie Dobbs on one other dangerously exciting experience in London “between the wars.” it's the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been employed to discover a runaway heiress. yet what turns out an easy case on the outset quickly turns into more and more advanced while 3 of the heiress’s previous pals are discovered useless. Is there a connection among the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would wish to kill 3 doubtless decent younger women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the solutions lie within the unforgettable soreness of the good conflict.

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No, not now. Allow the information we’ve gathered to sit and stew for a while. ” CHAPTER TWO Billy was already at the office in Fitzroy Square when Maisie arrived at eight o’clock the next morning. The spring rain had at last subsided, and now the early morning sunshine was mirrored in puddles remaining from yesterday’s downpour, casting dappled shadows across the square and playing upon fresh green leaves. ” Maisie looked at her assistant as she came into the office. ” “Yes, Miss. Well, not really.

Waite, who had slipped into broad Yorkshire, went on. “Despair, Miss Dobbs, is when you lose your mother and her youngest to consumption when you’re fourteen. That, Miss Dobbs, is despair. Despair is just when you think you’ve got everyone taken care of, because you’re working night and day to make something of yourself, and you lose another brother down the same pit that killed your father, because he took any job he could get to help out. That, Miss Dobbs, is despair. ” Waite leaned forward and ground his cigar into the ashtray.

Two days ago. Saturday. Morning. At breakfast. I was down in the dining room, and Charlotte came in, full of the joys of spring, and sat down at the other end of the table. ” The man sighed and reached for an ashtray, into which he tapped the smoldering end of his cigar, leaving a circle of pungent ash. He drew deeply on the cigar again and exhaled. “No, I didn’t. I finished my breakfast. Charlotte is a bit of a Sarah Bernhardt, Miss Dobbs. An actress—should’ve been on the stage, like her mother.

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