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“This one got pretty dangerous.”Linda W wrote this review Saturday, November 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mystery Book Club selection. Good politics. good writing. good characters. Simple plot but effective, not really plot driven, character driven so different from many of the mysteries we've been reading. Nice sense of London 1932.”Danis R wrote this review Tuesday, August 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this book, typical Masie Dobbs mystery. A mad man must be discovered before he unleashes a hideous gas attack on London during the Christmas/New Year's season of 1931 London.
Plus, Billy's wife Doreen grief over the loss of daughter Lizzie becomes unbearable.”
“Another wonderful story by J. Winspear who writes about her character Maisie Dobbs.
I have been an avid reader of this series and would not want to miss a one. They are all set in England after WW I. this one is about how Maisie saw a man commit suicide on Christmas eve. He was a veteran of the war and warnings of more deaths including killings by bombs were yet to come. The police as for her help in finding who is responsible for the killings. Very suspenseful.”
“Maisie helps Scotland Yard find a war veteran who is threatening to kill others since the persions for the veterans have not happened.”Ibby wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I DO love Maisie. This was not the most chherful of her stories. But it focused on the lonely and heartsick of this world and had much to say. I found it was just what I need to hear. As usual Misie does not disappoint.”EISSPE wrote this review Monday, March 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A bit different turn for Miss Maisie Dobbs as she assists Special Services to find a mad killer who has named her in a letter to Scotland Yard. New and old characters combine to keep the reader guessing as well as remembering the plight of those World War I veterans who lost so much and could not find their way when they returned home after combat. Looking forward to the next book in the series.”JONI214 wrote this review Thursday, February 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There is a terrorist threatening the city unless the government does something to help all of the wounded soldiers who have returned from WWI and Maisie is enlisted to track him down before he can act on his threats. I did not enjoy this one nearly as much as I enjoyed the other Maisie Dobbs book I read. It was very slow to start and it wasn't until the last 50 pages or so that I really started to enjoy the book. It was still an okay read, but if I had read this one first, I probably would not have picked up another in the series.”karmakat wrote this review Wednesday, February 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was disappointed in this newest novel of a unique series that starts just after WWI in England. This one is set more than 13 years after WWI, but it is the darkest and most despairing of the series. I recommend this series, but this particular one is my least favorite.”Sarah (Bebe) Brechner wrote this review Sunday, January 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No