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).

The Maisie Dobbs series   Books 3  4  5 Book

The Maisie Dobbs series Books 3 4 5


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 978
  • ISBN 10 : 9780749024840

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The Maisie Dobbs series Books 3 4 5 Book Description :

Maisie Dobbs, the renowned psychologist and investigator, has taken on some diverse cases in her time. In Pardonable Lies, she receives an unusual request. She must prove that Sir Cecil Lawton’s son Ralph really is dead. In Messenger of Truth, when the death of a controversial artist is labelled an open and shut accidental death, Maisie accepts his sister’s appeal to discover the truth. In An Incomplete Revenge an apparently straightforward of assignment to investigate a potential land purchase becomes fraught with theft and arson, Maisie must draw upon all her skills of detection to solve an intriguing case. 'A new Maisie Dobbs mystery is always a cause for celebration . . .fiendishly entertaining' Time Out

Maisie Dobbs Bundle  1  Pardonable Lies and Messenger of Truth Book
Score: 5
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Maisie Dobbs Bundle 1 Pardonable Lies and Messenger of Truth


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429994651

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Maisie Dobbs Bundle 1 Pardonable Lies and Messenger of Truth Book Description :

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #1, Pardonable Lies and Messenger of Truth Books 3 and 4 in the New York Times Bestselling Series "An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic." (The New York Times Book Review) Pardonable Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs novel #3) In the third novel of this unique and masterly crime series, a deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton, KC, 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 also to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. Set against a finely drawn portrait of life between the World Wars, Pardonable Lies is "a thrilling mystery that will enthrall fans of Jacqueline Winspear's heroine and likely win her new ones" (Detroit Free Press). Messenger of Truth, by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs novel #4) On the night before the opening of his new and much-anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare it an accident, but the dead man's twin sister, Georgina, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations, Georgina takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. In Messenger of Truth, a Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery Award nominee, Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

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.

Messenger of Truth Book
Score: 3.5
From 57 Ratings

Messenger of Truth


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1429901012

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Messenger of Truth Book Description :

Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist—and World War I veteran—in the fourth entry in the bestselling series London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a infamous figure in her own right, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out a fellow graduate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. In Messenger of Truth, Maisie once again uncovers the perilous legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself. But to solve the mystery of Nick's death, Maisie will have to keep her head as the forces behind the artist's fall come out of the shadows to silence her. Following on the bestselling Pardonable Lies, Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

Birds of a Feather Book
Score: 3.5
From 70 Ratings

Birds of a Feather


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569476734

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Birds of a Feather Book Description :

The second Maisie Dobbs mystery Jacqueline Winspear’s marvelous debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from around the world and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, finds psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London “between the wars.” It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress’s old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.

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.

This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing Book

This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641292702

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This Time Next Year We ll Be Laughing Book Description :

“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her family’s resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant, and fascinating family accounts of her paternal grandfather’s shellshock; her mother’s evacuation from London during the Blitz; her soft-spoken animal-loving father’s torturous assignment to an explosives team during WWII; her parents’ years living with Romany Gypsies; and Winspear’s own childhood picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. An eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England we rarely see, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing chronicles a childhood in the English countryside, of working class indomitability and family secrets, of artistic inspiration and the price of memory.

Son of Prince Edward County Book

Son of Prince Edward County


  • Author : Twitty J. Styles
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480999916

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Son of Prince Edward County Book Description :

Son of Prince Edward County By: Twitty J. Styles PhD Son of Prince Edward County is a magnificent inspiration to those of any age and of any race. This book is an example of overcoming boundaries and working hard for what you want and believe in. The story of Twitty J. Styles is his firsthand experience with the strike that took place in Prince Edward County and Farmville, Virginia. He shares the hardships that he experienced in grade school, the military, and college. Although this book is a collection of Styles’s struggles, it also shows the glory of the people and students that he has affected over the years.

A Lesson in Secrets Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

A Lesson in Secrets


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062079237

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A Lesson in Secrets Book Description :

Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is “a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).