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Birds of a feather: a novel

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Praise for Maisie Dobbs: "Maisie Dobbs is a quirky literary creation. If you cross-pollinated Vera Brittain's classic World War I memoir, Testament of Youth, with Dorothy Sayers's Harriet Vane mysteries and a dash of the old PBS series 'Upstairs, Downstairs,' you'd approximate the peculiar range of topics and tones within this novel. . . . Its intelligent eccentricity offers relief."-Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" on NPR "Deft. . . . Prepare to be astonished at the sensitivity and wisdom with which Maisie resolves her first professional assignment. . . . Winspear takes her through her ordeal with great compassion."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review "Surprisingly fresh. . . . Winspear does a fine job with the 'Upstairs, Downstairs' aspects of the story, depicting the class tensions that inevitably arise as Dobbs climbs to a new station in life. Her progression from domestic staff to college student to wartime nurse to private investigator is both believable and compelling."-San Francisco Chronicle 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. Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in England and later worked in publishing and as a marketing communications consultant in the U.K. before emigrating to the United States. She now lives in California and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom. Birds of a Feather is her second novel featuring Maisie Dobbs.
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Full title birds of a feather
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display_description The second Maisie Dobbs mystery

Jacqueline Winspear's marvelous debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from around the world and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature's favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, finds psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs 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.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Children of the rich -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Historical fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, London (England) -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Women private investigators -- England -- London -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Fiction, Young women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
title_display Birds of a feather : a novel
title_full Birds of a Feather Maisie Dobbs Series, Book 2, Birds of a feather : a novel / Jacqueline Winspear, Birds of a feather [sound recording] / Jacqueline Winspear
title_short Birds of a feather :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Children of the rich, Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Inheritance and succession, Missing persons, Mystery, Veterans, Women private investigators, World War, 1914-1918, Young women