Maisie Dobbs Bundle #2, An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad: Books 5 and 6 in the New York Times Bestselling Series [NOOK Book]

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Maisie Dobbs Bundle #2, An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad

Books 5 and 6 in the New York TimesBestselling Series

 

"An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic.” (The New York Times Book Review)


An Incomplete Revenge, by Jacqueline Winspear
(Maisie Dobbs novel #5)

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Overview


Maisie Dobbs Bundle #2, An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad

Books 5 and 6 in the New York TimesBestselling Series

 

"An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic.” (The New York Times Book Review)


An Incomplete Revenge, by Jacqueline Winspear
(Maisie Dobbs novel #5)

With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to investigate a potential land purchase in a picturesque village in Kent. A peculiar secrecy shrouds the village, and ultimately Maisie must draw on her finely-honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases yet.

Among the Mad, by Jacqueline Winspear
(Maisie Dobbs novel #6)

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.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429994668
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Series: Maisie Dobbs Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 37,934
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of An Incomplete Revenge—a New York Times bestseller—and seven other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.


Biography

Lovers of British mysteries and historical novels will find something to appreciate in Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs books. Maisie, a housemaid-turned-student-turned-nurse-turned private investigator in early 20th-century London, manages to straddle Britain's class system by being a woman of exceptional "bearing" and intellect who happens to come from working-class stock. As an investigator, she's green, but sharp and ambitious. She's also surrounded by vividly sketched secondary players, such as her benefactor, Lady Rowan, and mentor Maurice Blanche.

In Winspear's first Maisie story, we learn the character's background: Forced by family circumstances to go to work as a housemaid at an early age, Maisie Dobbs' curiosity and intellect are noticed by her employer, Lady Rowan. Rowan takes care of her education, and she makes it to university – but the Great War interrupts her ambitions. She serves as a nurse in France, then returns to England and starts her career as a private investigator in 1929. Her first case seems like a simple investigation into infidelity; it grows into something larger when it leads realizes there's something amiss at a convalescent home for war veterans called The Retreat.

Winspear's talent didn't go unnoticed when her first novel was published in July 2003. Maisie Dobbs was named in "best" lists in both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly. It was also nominated in the best novel category for an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. There was an almost palpable sense of relief in the reviews, pleasant surprise that someone had offered not only a solid addition to the historical mystery genre, but had given it further depth and breadth. As an NPR reviewer put it, "[The book's] intelligent eccentricity offers relief."

Telling Maisie's stories using a warm third-person narrator, Winspear charms with her ability to convey the historical context surrounding her characters, particularly regarding the impact of the Great War. For this reason, and because her mysteries steer clear of graphic violence or sex, her books are often recommended for younger readers also. Far from hardboiled, Winspear's characters are very human, and she delivers a little romance and heartache along with the criminal wrongdoing.

Part of the appeal in Winspear's books also lies in her ability to bring a deeper, more philosophical atmosphere to the proceedings. Maisie is trained in Freudian psychology and is as interested in helping as she is in solving. A case referenced in the second Maisie story, Birds of a Feather, for example, "would not be filed away until those whose lives were touched by her investigation had reached a certain peace with her findings, with themselves, and with one another." Reading Winspear's Dobbs series may not bring inner peace, but there is something relaxing about spending time with her appealing characters.

Good To Know

Winspear also works as a creative coach. She writes on her web site, "As a coach I am engaged by those who want to establish clear intentions for their artistic endeavors, to support and encourage so that they sustain a level of energy and empowerment which is demonstrated in work that is rewarding, inspiring -- and finished!" Winspear also writes about international education.

Winspear loves outdoor pursuits such as horseback riding, hiking, sailing, and mountain biking; she's also an avid traveler, according to her web site bio.

In our interview, Winspear shared some fun facts about herself:

"My first ever job after college was as a flight attendant. I wanted to travel and could not afford it, so I decided to get myself a job where I could travel. I did it for two years and had great fun."

"My worst-ever job was in an egg-packing factory when I was 16."

"I love dogs, horses and generally all animals. I will always stop to check on stray dogs -- I once ended up in the emergency room with a tick embedded in me which had jumped off a dog I had rescued from a busy road. It was a deer tick, which carries Lyme Disease, so I wasn't taking any chances. Funnily enough, when I opened the only magazine in the emergency room, it was to a page carrying an article on tick bites and disease. It stated that you have six hours after the tick embeds itself, before it begins to release the bacteria that cause disease. I counted the hours from rescuing the dog, and by the time the doctor came in I was pleading, ‘Get this thing out of me!!!'"

"My favorite way to unwind is to go for a walk with my husband and the dog at the end of the working day, then we go to our local health club for a swim and to sit by the pool and read for a while. I love time with family and friends, but completely relish time on my own when I have no agenda to follow, no to-do's, just me and time alone."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jackie Winspear
    2. Hometown:
      Ojai, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 30, 1955
    2. Place of Birth:
      Weald of Kent, England
    1. Education:
      The University of London’s Institute of Education
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Can't wait to finish the series, even after a sneak peek at the end of 9!!!!

    Great series. Mystery, history, subtle romance, the devastation of war, society and class separations, and family dynamics. Winspear's background in history of fashion is most evident in the first 2 books. She develops into an accomplished mystery writer as the series progresses. I enjoyed the background history woven into the plot and intertwined with Maisie's love and life.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    And then there were six...

    My review of the 1st Maisie Dobbs bundle (#s 3 & 4) applies equally to this bundle of #s 5 & 6. Drawing on her past as a field nurse in France during WWI and her remarkable education, both formal and informal, Maisie unravels more and more complex cases, much to the dismay of her male counterparts in the police forces. Set against the social change in England between the wars, these later entries in the series continue its excellence.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Maisie Dobbs great series

    Maisie Dobbs series takes place in England after World War 1. The series tells the story of a young girl who overcomes hardships gets an education and advances herself. She becomes a nurse in WW1. After the war she becomes a PI. Each book tells the story of Maisie as she goes through life, they not only tell you of her adventures but also of England in that period of time. All of the books in this series are 5*. I would recommend that you read the series in order. The series is suitable for young adults as well as adults. The series drives home the importance of a good education. Well done as you can see I am a big fan.

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    Want to be a nook supporter

    This book was one of my first purchases on my nook several years ago. Tonight I decided to reread it but it will not open for me. I keep getting a message that there is a problem with my purchase even though I am not purchasing the book that has been in my library for years ! There is no other option or help available. I hate amazon and hope Barnes and Noble will producea worthy product to keep kindle from being the only game in town but this does not support my hope! Come on nook!

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    Are to funny go find a man and youll really no what its like

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