Maisie Dobbs

23 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 21,827 ratings

Maisie Dobbs Publisher's Summary

The debut of one of literature's favorite sleuths! Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS.

But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

©2003 Jacqueline Winspear (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
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  • Book 1

    • Maisie Dobbs

    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Rita Barrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,037
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,179

    Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful discovery

    • By Lori on 08-07-09

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 2

    • Birds of a Feather

    • Maisie Dobbs Mysteries
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628

    Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By Shelly on 02-18-11

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Pardonable Lies

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlaugh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

    In the third novel of this best-selling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maisie Does It Again

    • By Nancy on 05-09-06

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 4

    • Messenger of Truth

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 984

    London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, isn't so sure. For help with this case, Georgina seeks out Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book!

    • By karen on 08-12-09

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 5

    • An Incomplete Revenge

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943

    In the midst of the hop-picking season in the village of Heronsdene, Kent, Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, undertakes an assignment from James Compton, son of her long-time supporter, Lady Rowan Compton, to look into aspects of a land purchase on his behalf. Quickly drawn into the local community, Maisie soon becomes involved in an effort to discover the source of petty crime in the area as well as a spate of fires that has blighted Heronsdene for years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Never Again!

    • By CeeBee on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 6

    • Among the Mad

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910

    On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met - and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane's personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maisie Dobbs Series - Fabulous

    • By Peter on 04-24-09

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 7

    • The Mapping of Love and Death

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

    In the latest mystery in the New York Times best-selling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse..... August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe,,,,

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't want it to end...best in series!

    • By Helen on 03-30-10

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Mapping of Love and Death

    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It's 1932 and the remains of missing cartographer Michael Clifton are found in a former battlefield in France. When it's clear he was murdered, his wealthy parents hire Maisie to find the woman who wrote a series of love letters discovered among Michael's belongings. The lover identifies herself only as "The English Nurse". Maisie must also wrestle with memories of serving as a nurse herself in the Great War - memories that she has tried so hard to obliterate.

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 8

    • A Lesson in Secrets

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

    In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs' career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities "not in the interests of His Majesty's government". She soon finds herself investigating a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy edition to the series

    • By Jeanette Finan on 03-25-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Lesson in Secrets

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Book 8
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs’s career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities "not in the interests of His Majesty’s Government." When the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back from the investigation. But she soon discovers something suspicious....

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 9

    • Elegy for Eddie

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Book 9
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938

    To the costermongers of Covent Garden Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are skeptical about the cause of his death. Who would want to kill Eddie - and why? Maisie Dobbs' father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, so she had known the men since childhood. She remembers Eddie fondly and is determined to offer her help. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are equally determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A time of conflict--look for the deeper message

    • By Jean on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Elegy for Eddie

    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    April 1933. Eddie Pettit is a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When he is killed in a violent accident, there is skepticism about the cause of death. Who would want to kill Eddie, and why? Maisie Dobbs is determined to offer her help. As she uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, Maisie must decide whether to risk it all to see justice done.

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 10

    • Leaving Everything Most Loved

    • Maisie Dobbs, Book 10
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out of the ball park again

    • By Jeanette Finan on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Leaving Everything Most Loved

    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    London, 1933. Two months after an Indian woman, Usha Pramal, is found murdered, her brother turns to Maisie Dobbs to find the truth about her death. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, they failed to conduct a full and thorough investigation. When another Indian woman who was close to Usha is found murdered, Maisie is pulled deeper into an unfamiliar yet alluring subculture.

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 11

    • A Dangerous Place

    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place.... In Jacqueline Winspear’s powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit and peril.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • A Dangerous Place

    • Maisie Dobbs Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

    Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability - and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father, Frankie Dobbs, is not getting any younger.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reboot or Finale?

    • By Carole T. on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 12

    • Journey to Munich

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319

    It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks toward Fitzroy Square - a place of many memories - she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve the man from Dachau....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very intense thriller!

    • By Wayne on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Journey to Munich

    • A Maisie Dobbs Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It's 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve him. However, the man she holds responsible for her husband's death has learned of her journey and is also desperate for her help....

    Regular price: $20.03

  • Book 13

    • In This Grave Hour

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Führer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good Maisie story again

    • By Maine Knitter on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • In This Grave Hour

    • Maisie Dobbs Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Britain is at war. Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil, Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current situation; her world is on the cusp of great change. One of those changes can be seen in the floods of refugees that are arriving in Britain, desperate for sanctuary. When Maisie stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people, she is drawn into an investigation that requires all her insight and strength.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No surprises but blandly entertaining

    • By Earnest on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $21.58

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