Friday, January 3, 2020

Beginning ~ with a new client

"Maisie Dobbs shuffled the papers on her desk into a neat pile and placed them in a plain manila folder.  She took up green marble-patterned W. H. Smith fountain pen and inscribed the cover with the name of her new clients:  Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson, who were concerned that their son's fiancee might have misled them regarding her past."
Birds of a Feather ~ by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs, Book 2), 2004, mystery (England)
Maisie Dobbs is on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London "between the wars."  It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress.  But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress’s old friends are found dead.  Is there a connection between the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders?  Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women?  As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
Well, I'm off and running on the second book in the Maisie Dobbs series, even though I've never (before) been one to choose book after book about the same protagonist.  We'll see how it goes.

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Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I want to read Maisie Dobbs. Sounds like my type of mystery. My Friday Quotes

Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den said...

This sounds like a cute read! Hope you end up liking the next book just as much. Happy reading.

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