Oct 30, 2011

Book Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this will be my favorite book read in 2011.  The character of Maisie Dobbs just sticks with you.  A beautifully written mystery set in England during the years following WWI, this book follows Maisie, the daughter of a costermonger (go ahead, look it up - I did) who goes to work as a maid in a large house and then through a combination of intelligence and the sponsorship of her employers goes on to become educated, serve as a nurse, and then become a detective.  This book covers her first case which brings her face to face with memories of her past.  So well done that I couldn't put it down, and in fact stayed up late into the night reading after my homework was done.  Go get it - now.  :) 

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