Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs

Downloadable Audiobook - 2004
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Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded WWI veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan's son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2004.
ISBN: 9780792741121
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 12, 2021

A real chick flick of a book, if that is what you like. First quarter of book set up a decently interesting story, the middle 50% was the back story of the main character, very Upstairs Downstairs/Downton Abbey. Final quarter of story right on the border of plausible and implausible.

Jan 15, 2020

I thought this was a pretty good book, though it is clear that this first book is setting a foundation for a series with it's slow build and great deal of flashback history.

The audiobook was well narrated and I am looking forward to the next books.

*small spoiler*

I thought the gradual reveal of a cult-like following of broken people drawn to a crazy man, quite relevant - with current events as well as foreshadowing to WWII.

Feb 04, 2018

For the most part, I enjoyed the book but I’m not sure why. I liked the WWI history aspect, but I didn’t understand why it was in the book. It didn’t seem to have anything to do with the plot. But there wasn’t much plot either in or out of the WWI part. Honestly, this book felt to me like character building for the next book. My friend absolutely loves this series, so I will try the next book.

JCLLynnW Oct 20, 2010

Maisie Dobb is my favorite mystery series!


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