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Engrossing Second Maggie Hope Mystery,
This review is from: Princess Elizabeth's Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery (Maggie Hope Mysteries) (Paperback)
It's been a couple of months since Maggie first found herself caught up in World War II intrigue in London, and she is being sent out on her second assignment. This time, she is going to be a maths tutor for Princess Elizabeth. But it is much more dangerous than it sounds since Maggie's new boss at MI-5 thinks there is reason to believe someone is going to try to harm the heir to the throne.
Maggie hasn't even settled in when there is a grisly murder. But did the target die or was the princess the true target? As Maggie gets to know the rest of the people staying at the castle, will she be able to figure out what is happening?
Since I enjoyed the first in this series, I wasn't surprised to enjoy the second as well. Maggie continues to be a strong character who is fairly quick at figuring things out. The new cast of characters are charming. And the period feel is absolutely perfect. The plot is better paced this go around, too.
However, it does have some flaws. There are some serious timing issues early in the book, and there were two obvious errors that should have been fixed. One part of the plot is rather abruptly dealt with, although I think I've got it all worked out. And I figured out part of Maggie's personal life very early as well, although that was a sub-plot so I didn't mind too much.
Those looking for a great mystery set in World War II will enjoy this book. It's as engrossing as the first, which is a very good thing.