Top positive review
A mystery with a heroine of integrity, set in the aftermath of WW1
10 April 2010
This book can be read either as a stand alone , or as one of the series featuring Maise Dobbs, private detective in the interwar period. Winspeare uses the excellent mystery story to make a little - known aspect of social history of the period very intriguing. Her characters are not cliched. She writes with clarity and is enjoyable to read. Maisie is a character who you really care about and respect. I have read all the books, and I just like this series more and more. There is no falling off in quality of writing, plot or characterisation. The writer has to be very good not to become formulaic like this.