Mysteries at the Library: Jacqueline Winspear

maisie dobbsThis is part of an ongoing series of posts, featuring some of my favorite mystery authors.

This year I have been on a Maisie Dobbs tear. Maisie is the thoughtful creation of mystery writer, Jacqueline Winspear. The series is set in post-World War I London, where Miss Dobbs is a private inquiry agent.  She is an independent woman, though her beginnings were less auspicious. She went “in service” as a maid when she was thirteen years old and there her genius was discovered and nurtured. These books have a touch of the New Age about them (Maisie meditates and uses her higher understanding of human nature to aid in her casework) which adds to the individuality of the investigator.  I have read the entire series over the past year—I’m currently on the most recently published book, Elegy for Eddie. For those just starting the series, though, definitely begin with Maisie Dobbs.

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