Among the Mad Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Among the Mad


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1429919752

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Among the Mad Book Description :

In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met—and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane's personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie's trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia's abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men. In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

Among the Mad Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Among the Mad


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : John Murray Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Death threats
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 0719569915

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Among the Mad Book Description :

December 1931. The year is about to turn and one man is holding London to ransom.

Mad Among Us Book

Mad Among Us


  • Author : Gerald N. Grob
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1994-02-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439105719

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Mad Among Us Book Description :

In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present. Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response to the escalating numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill and the deterioration of these hospitals under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources. Mounting criticism of psychiatric techniques such as shock therapies, drugs, and lobotomies and of mental institutions as inhumane places led to a new emphasis on community care and treatment. While some patients benefited from the new community policies, they were ineffective for many mentally ill substance abusers. Grob’s definitive history points the way to new solutions. It is at once an indispensable reference and a call for a humane and balanced policy in the future.

Among the Gently Mad Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Among the Gently Mad


  • Author : Nicholas A. Basbanes
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2003-11-01
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 0805074414

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Among the Gently Mad Book Description :

Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

An Incomplete Revenge Book
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings

An Incomplete Revenge


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1429924640

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An Incomplete Revenge Book Description :

In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest time—even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases. Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this installment of the bestselling series, An Incomplete Revenge, is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.

Child of a Mad God Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Child of a Mad God


  • Author : R. A. Salvatore
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765395283

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Child of a Mad God Book Description :

A thrilling and dark new epic fantasy adventure begins, perfect for fans of Glen Cook and Joe Abercrombie. When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home. The only hope for achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe’s coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price. Not only has her abilities caught the eye of the brutish warlord that leads the tribe, but the demon of the mountain hunts all who wield the Coven’s power, and Aoleyn’s talent has made her a beacon in the night. Child of a Mad God is the first book in bestselling author R. A. Salvatore's The Coven series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Maisie Dobbs Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Maisie Dobbs


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569473306

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Maisie Dobbs Book Description :

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

The Manual of Detection Book
Score: 3.5
From 38 Ratings

The Manual of Detection


  • Author : Jedediah Berry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-02-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101019962

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The Manual of Detection Book Description :

"This debut novel weaves the kind of mannered fantasy that might result if Wes Anderson were to adapt Kafka." --The New Yorker Reminiscent of imaginative fiction from Jorge Luis Borges to Jasper Fforde yet dazzlingly original, The Manual of Detection marks the debut of a prodigious young talent. Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency located in an unnamed city always slick with rain. When Travis Sivart, the agency's most illustrious detective, is murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted and must embark on an utterly bizarre quest for the missing investigator that leads him into the darkest corners of his soaking, somnolent city. What ensues is a noir fantasy of exquisite craftsmanship, as taut as it is mind- blowing, that draws readers into a dream world that will change what they think about how they think.

The Mad and the Bad Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Mad and the Bad


  • Author : Jean-Patrick Manchette
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590177402

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The Mad and the Bad Book Description :

An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Fiction Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew—a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer. Michel hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson pursues. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette’s celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction.

Pardonable Lies Book
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

Pardonable Lies


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1429900997

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Pardonable Lies Book Description :

In the third novel of this bestselling series from , London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death. A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war—one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton. Following on the heels of Jacqueline Winspear's triumphant Birds of a Feather, PARDONABLE LIES is the most compelling installment yet in the chronicles of Maisie Dobbs, "a heroine to cherish" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review).