Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times
bestsellers Among the Mad and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as
four other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her
work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first
book in the series, Maisie Dobbs. Originally from the United
Kingdom, she now lives in California.
From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Maisie Dobbs A favorite mystery series of Hillary
Clinton (as mentioned in What Happened, The New York Times Book
Review, and New York Magazine)
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Agatha Award Winner for Best First Novel
Macavity Award Winner for Best First Novel
Alex Award Winner "Compelling...powerful. [Maisie Dobbs] testifies to the enduring allure of the traditional mystery...even though I knew what was coming this second time 'round, its final scene is still a punch in the gut."
--Maureen Corrigan for NPR's Fresh Air
"[A] deft debut novel . . . Romantic readers sensing a story-within-a-story won't be disappointed. But first they must be prepared to be astonished at the sensitivity and wisdom with which Maisie resolves her first professional assignment."
--The New York Times "The reader familiar with Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency . . . might think of Maisie Dobbs as its British counterpart . . . [Winspear] has created a winning character about whom readers will want to read more."
--The Associated Press "[Maisie Dobbs] catches the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman."
"One of the best and most influential crime novels of the young century."
--Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine "A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century. Simultaneously self-reliant and vulnerable, Maisie isn't a character I'll easily forget."
--Elizabeth George, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley series "The book is much more than a cosy mystery--it is also about women's growing emancipation and the profound changes to society after the First World War."
--Mail on Sunday "A delightful mix of mystery, war story and romance set in WWI-era England . . . A refreshing heroine, appealing secondary characters and an absorbing plot [make Winspear a] writer to watch."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "A poignant and compelling story . . . [Winspear handles] human drama with compassionate sensitivity while skillfully avoiding cloying sentimentality. At the end, the reader is left yearning for more. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal, Starred Review