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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
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Jul 05, 2007

really liked it

I've enjoyed all four books to date in the Maisie Dobbs series. Winspear is meticulous about doing her homework about the period in question (World War I and its aftermath), and the heroine, Maisie is muy simpática.

That said, not all four books are of equal quality. For my taste, this one (#1) is the best of the bunch, with #4 (Messenger of Truth) close on its heels. The plot to #2 was a bit too predictable, while #3 suffers from the opposite flaw - too many convoluted subplots, with a little too much reliance on the deus ex machina to help resolve them.

However, these are minor quibbles about a series which is overall very enjoyable.

A further quibble - here we are at the end of 4 books already, and the ongoing celibacy of the heroine is starting to bother me. To put it crudely, Ms Winspear, Maisie deserves to get laid already. And soon.
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