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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
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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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July 5, 2007 – Shelved

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