Friday, November 20, 2020

Beginning ~ on Christmas Eve

London, Christmas Eve, 1931
Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investig-ator, picked up her fountain pen to sign her name at the end of a final report that she and her assistant, Billy Beale, had worked late to complete the night before.
Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel ~ by Jacqueline Winspear, 2009, fiction (England)
Christmas Eve, 1931.  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.  Tapped by Scotland Yard’s elite Special Branch to be a special adviser on the case, Maisie is soon involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict destruction on thousands of innocent people.
This is the sixth book in the series, which has fifteen books so far.  Number sixteen will be published in 2021.  That beginning may sound bland but, this far into the series, I know she's just wrapping up old work and is ready to start on the next case.  I have liked some better than others so far, but they are all good.  So I'm ready to start reading.

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Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Oh my, I read the first book in this series when it first came out and now there are 16! So many books, so little time!

Literary Feline said...

I hope you enjoy Among the Mad. I hadn't realized this series had so many books out already! Sixteen! Have a great weekend, Bonnie!