Birds of a Feather

by Jacqueline Winspear

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

LoveReading View on Birds of a Feather

A thinking person’s historical whodunit set in 1930’s London in the aftermath of World War I. It is the second in an on-going series starring Maisie Dobbs, a delightful character who is developing nicely. With lots of historical detail and atmosphere, it’s suspenseful, easy to read and highly rewarding.

Comparison: Alexander McCall Smith, Anne Perry.
Similar this month: None but try John Harvey or Quintin Jardine.

Sarah Broadhurst

Birds of a Feather Synopsis

London, 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain`s wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his eighteen-year-old daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers – the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs.


Maisie soon discovers that there are many reasons why Charlotte might have left home. Instinctively Maisie feels that Charlotte is safe. Yet, suddenly, she finds herself confronting a murder scene . . .


With wonderful characters and a page-turning plot, Birds of a Feather is a brilliant mystery. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will be delighted to see Maisie`s sleuthing abilities back in action, while the emotional heart of her second mystery will appeal to yet more fans.

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ISBN: 9780719566240
Publication date: 13/02/2006
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719566240
Publication date: 13th February 2006
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of the Atlantic. The Maisie Dobbs series of crime novels is beloved by readers worldwide..Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on JACQUELINE WINSPEAR I met – okay, I’ll be honest – stalked Jacqueline Winspear at a writer’s conference after reading Maisie Dobbs.  The titular character of Winspear’s books is one you wish was your best friend.  A historically intriguing peek at ...

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