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Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
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May 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, mystery, historical-fiction
Read from May 11 to 20, 2012

I suppose it speaks volumes that I keep returning to this series, despite my little quibbles with the protagonist, Maisie Dobbs. The plots are solid, nothing overly intricate but enough to keep you guessing at times, and the development of the returning characters are interesting and thought-provoking. In this most recent addition to the series, Maisie takes on a case that involves the apparent murder-disguised-as-accident of an old acquaintance from her childhood years. The case comes dangerously close to jeopardizing both her relationship with her boyfriend, James, and her friendship with Priscilla and Douglas. Most interesting in this novel, however, is the examination of Maisie's relationship with her assistant, Billy, and his family. A devastating accident leaves Maisie questioning the reasons and the results of her largesse with others.

It's a good, solid addition to the Maisie series, although at times I want to give Maisie a good shake. ;) I will continue to read the series and look forward to the next one....hoping that Maisie finally "wakes up and smells the coffee."

A quick note to add: if you haven't read a Maisie Dobbs novel yet, please do start with the first in the series. It's a good story without starting from the beginning, but you'll miss the character development that is so important to the series.

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