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- Publisher: John Murray; Unabridged edition (20 Jan. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848546025
- ISBN-13: 978-1848546028
- Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 1 x 14.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,899,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Birds of a Feather
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Heavy on charm (Bookseller)
'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)
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)
Jacqueline Winspear reveals more adventures of the delightful Maisie Dobbs (Publishing News 'Quarterly highlights')
Maisie Dobbs continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel... riveting (Publisher's Weekly)
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)
A heroine to cherish ... Always open-minded, she bobs her hair, [and] drives a red MG. (New York Times)
A well-researched and beautifully written novel (Town & Village Times)
A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century (Elizabeth George)
'Maisie is, perhaps, the young woman Miss marple would have liked to have been' (Sue Baker, Publishing News)
A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction (Mail on Sunday on 'Maisie Dobbs')
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)
Winspear writes very well... [she is] set fair for a very bright future as a crime novelist (Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Daily Mail)
'She has crafted a terrific mystery ... Both intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read.- Peter Gutteridge. (The Observer)
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)
'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)
'Maisie Dobbs is a welcome and unusual addition to the crowded world of literary detectives. ... A very readable whodunnit' (Sainsbury's Magazine) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The extraordinary Maisie Dobbs returns in her second case.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The reason why I have already come to love this detective after just two books and am heading for my third book, is that it is not just mystery that is revealed on it's pages but also a changing society. The social history is as intriguing as the case. And Maisie Dobbs personal life also becomes more interesting. In this book she fights the decision of cutting off her hair like many other women did at the time, that is 1930. Over ten years has passed since the Great War was over and still she is daily reminded of the horrors and so is the rest of society that she lives in. Not only she but lots of others are having a difficult time to move on and leave it all behind to start living. In this book she starts looking at the problems she is having with her dad, them having a difficult time forgiving and forgetting certain things. And she also has to decide what to do with the two suitors that want to be part of her life and what to do with her love for Simon, the man that came back from the war as a vegetable.
All of it brings together a page turner that can not be put down.
The case concerns the missing daughter of a millionaire and three deaths of her old friends. The ending is well thought out and a wonderful climax to a superb second outing for Maisie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent. Written in a gentle style by a thoughtful writer.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
For those of you who are unacquainted with Ms Dobbs, she is a former VAD turned P.I. She solves murders and mysteries with her trusty sidekick Billy Beale. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sara E
I'm entranced by these stories, well-written. well-researched of the period early 19302. and a gentle who-dunnit story, or rather what happened to all the various trains of story... Read morePublished 16 months ago by sandra cobden
Haven 't got to read this yet but I am sure I shall love it,.Published 17 months ago by Ceinwen vaughan