11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Alexander McCall in 1930s Britain,
This review is from: Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs Mystery 2) (Paperback)
If you've enjoyed any of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, then it's a fairly good bet that you would enjoy this. It's based in London during the 1930s, centering on a small detective agency run by Maisie Dobbs. The similarity to the Alexander McCall books lies in the fact that the case being solved is only part of the story, the other being the development of the main character, Maisie, her relationships with those around her and the "human interest" themes. I would say though that it lacks much of the wry humour of the Alexander McCall books and, as far as whodunnits go, it was pretty predictable from a reasonably early stage. But nethertheless a pleasant read.