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Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear

London, 1931. Nick Bassington-Hope, veteran of the Great War and controversial artist, is suddenly found dead. His death from a fall, the night before a much-anticipated exhibition of his work, is recorded as 'accidental'. But his sister is not convinced. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Georgina Bassington-Hope believes her brother was murdered, and she turns to Maisie Dobbs for help. Maisie's investigation takes her from the desolate beaches of Kent to the dark underbelly of London's art world. Still fragile after her war-related breakdown, Maisie's immersion in her work could lead her to lose more than she bargained for, while a desperate family with strong ties to her heart urgently needs her help.

Reviews

'A new Maisie Dobbs mystery is always a cause for celebration... 'Messenger of Truth'
is fiendishly entertaining

' * Time Out * Even if detective stories aren't your thing, you'll love Maisie Dobbs * New Woman * A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century * Elizabeth George * A heroine to cherish * New York Times * Immensely readable ... a vivid new addition to crime fiction * Daily Mail * The British counterpart to Alexander McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies'
Detective Agency

* Associated Press * 'In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been created - she has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is!' * Alexander McCall Smith *


About the Author

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 London in the cradle between two world wars, Winspear creates complex, multi-faceted people and plots that are more psychological studies than standard mystery fare. With Maisie’s skill at understanding people, after spending an afternoon with the “psychological sleuth” you will savor the relaxed feeling of her soothing hand on your brow.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th May 2007

Author

Jacqueline Winspear

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Author's Website

www.jacquelinewinspear.com/

Publisher

John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780719567391

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