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To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs 14) (edition 2018)

by Jacqueline Winspear (Author)

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Title:To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs 14)
Authors:Jacqueline Winspear (Author)
Info:Harper (2018), 336 pages
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Tags:2018/01, historical fiction, pi fiction, edelweiss

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I truly love this series! I wish I did not have to wait for the next book to be released. Maisie Dobbs and the other characters in this series feel like old friends. I am always intrigued by these stories. Highly recommend. ( )
  Thelmajean | Sep 5, 2018 |
Another fine book in this excellent series. Mysteries, greed and the occasional spy sustain the storyline quite well. The use of small skeins of history create an authentic picture of the life and times as England prepares for the Battle of Britain. ( )
  jamespurcell | Aug 22, 2018 |
I really enjoy this series by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie and her helper Billy are engaging main characters, and the setting and plotting interesting. Spring 1940 they are investigating the disappearance of a young painting apprentice working on a secret government contract in a case that “is a reminder of the inextricable link between money and war.” Highly recommended. ( )
  pennykaplan | Aug 21, 2018 |
Another solid entry in a series I always read and enjoy. Maisie Dobbs is asked to check up on a neighbor's son who is working as a painter on a secret military project in WWII England. There are many historical details and facts brought to play in each of Winspear's books and each character develops further in every book. Very satisfying. ( )
  terran | Aug 10, 2018 |
Oh, Maisy Dobbs, helps Scotland Yard fight corruption in military contracts as she solves the mystery of the death of a neighbor’s son. Of course, there’s a lot more to the story than that. As in many series, its advisable to have read the other books for much of the story line depends on character development. ( )
  brangwinn | Jun 19, 2018 |
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amazon ca :Maisie Dobbs—one of the most complex and admirable characters in contemporary fiction (Richmond Times Dispatch)—faces danger and intrigue on the home front during World War II.

During the months following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.

Maisie’s investigation leads her from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime
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While investigating the disappearance of an apprentice craftsman who had been working on a secret government contract, Maisie discovers links to the London underworld.Spring, 1940. Following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs has been investigating the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. Her investigation leads from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld's most powerful men. When a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future-- and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality. Meanwhile, the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France causes one of Maisie's friends to make a decision that will change his life.… (more)

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