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Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
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Apr 02, 2012

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bookshelves: adult, historical, mystery
Read in April, 2012

Maisie's investigations take a personal twist when she is approached by some costermongers from her childhood, who want her to find out what really happened in the recent crushing death of Eddie Pettit, a "simple" man whose magical ways with horses and gentle spirit made him a beloved figure in the community. What Maisie uncovers leads as always back to a bigger problem. The central point of this book seems not to be the mystery itself this time but Maisie's own life, and she does some serious soul-searching throughout the novel. Good writing keeps the book afloat but Maisie herself was a little more irritating than usual this time around--the tiresome ghost of Maurice and his everlasting perfection, and Maisie's adherence to his teachings, are bogging these books down for me. Time for some resolution.

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