In Leaving Everything Most Loved by New York Times best-selling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the murder of Indian immigrants in London.
The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life.
Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved marks a pivotal moment in this outstanding mystery series.
©2013 Jacqueline Winspear (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Maisie Dobbs is my favorite sleuth and I can hardly wait for the next for the next chapter in her life.
I don't want to give away the plot so I will just say that the mystery itself had enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. The main characters continued to develop. And your intriguing descriptions that encouraged me to revisit historical information concerning the British Empire in India. Mazie Dobbs herself can be a character who is difficult to like. She's over analytical about herself and her life. I also find her to be judgmental and insufferable at times. If I met her I wouldn't like her. However, the stories are saved by other interesting characters and her pursuit to solve the mystery
I really love these Maisie Dobbs mysteries. This one has a good story, but I found myself waiting for the shoe to fall. That made it a it harder to concentrate on the story.
Still very good though
Another great story, complete with well developed character, historical context, and great storyline. Ms. Winspear never misses a beat with her adventurous tales.
I liked the heartwarming evocation of wartime Britain. I am apparently 97 years old.
Of course I would try others. These books are like crack.
Can I remember which book this was? I finished it, like, four days ago!
The star should always be a young Vanessa Redgrave.
I am a woman who loves to read and to listen to books. I want to be entertained and taken to another place when I listen..
I always enjoy Maisie Dobbs this was a wonderful story and an excellent mystery. I was quite surprised with the ending.
This one was excellent. Although it was like saying goodbye to an old friend when Maisie deciced to leave for India. Hope there's another one in work because I'd love to see Maisie marry.
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
a wide range of characters appear and many are wonderful people. The challenges which each must overcome are of universal interest.
Although crimes and solving them are the basis for each story, one does not end the story with a sense of overall gloom or terror.
the wonderful accents of the characters in the story.
sorry....I have none!
I'm always waiting for the next title in this series!
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