'The author captures the atmosphere of (the 1930s) with great accuracy, borne out by extensive research' (Dover Express & Folkestone Herald)
'A riveting read...it is an easy book to read yet is not, I felt, a light read as it delves into the horrors of the First World War' (Newbooks)
'So well written that it leaves you wanting more' (The Bookfiends Kingdom)
'The terrific mystery is intriguing and full of suspense which makes for an absorbing read' (Dartford Messenger)
'She has created a fascinating working class heroine, Maisie Dobbs ... if you don't usually read detective stories just meet Maisie Dobbs and you may change your mind' (Driffield Leader)
'The accurate period detail makes this series a worthy successor to Agatha Christie's Miss Marple books' (Good Book Guide)
Praise for Jacqueline Winspear (***)
'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 fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century (Elizabeth George)
A heroine to cherish (New York Times)
A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction (Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Daily Mail)
The British counterpart to Alexander McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Associated Press)
Feisty, working-class heroine Maisie is a deliberate throwback to the sleuthettes of old-fashioned crime writing. The well-plotted story, its characters and the picture of London between the wars are decidedly romantic. American readers loved it; many Brits will, too. (Guardian)
A terrific mystery ... Intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read (Observer)
Even if detective stories aren't your thing, you'll love Maisie Dobbs (New Woman)
'Think Upstairs Downstairs meets Miss Marple - with a touch of chirpy cheerful Cockney from the Dick Van Dyke school' (Yorkshire Post)
A Zepplin raid in a sleepy Kent village ...
An innocent family killed...
Unsolved crimes hang over Heronsdene and Maisie Dobbs is hired to uncover the truth. But outsiders are not welcome and the locals will go to extreme lengths to prevent their long-buried secret from coming to light.
About the Author
Jacqueline Winspear was born and grew up in Kent. The Maisie Dobbs mysteries have won acclaim around the world from readers and reviewers alike, and have been nominated for many awards. The first four novels in the series, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies and Messenger of Truth are available now in paperback.