"The taxi-cab slowed down alongside the gates of Camden Abbey, a red brick former mansion that seemed even more like a refuge as a bitter sleet swept across the gray, forbidding landscape."Messenger of Truth ~ by Jacqueline Winspear, 2006, mystery (England)
London, 1931. On the night before the opening of his new and much anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare it an accident, but the dead man's twin sister, Georgina, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations and instead close the case, Georgina takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. The case soon takes Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and through the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. But to solve the mystery of the artist's death, she will have to remain steady as the forces behind his fall come out of the shadows to silence her.
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