The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs Series #7)

The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs Series #7)

by Jacqueline Winspear

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Overview

In this riveting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs is hired to unravel a case of wartime love and death, an investigation that leads her to a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse.

August 1914. As Michael Clifton is mapping land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, war is declared in Europe—and duty-bound to his father's native country, the young cartographer soon sets sail for England to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed as missing in action.

April 1932. After Michael's remains are unearthed in France, his parents retain London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs, hoping she can find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among their late son's belongings. It is a quest that leads Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love—and to the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his dugout. Suddenly an exposed web of intrigue and violence threatens to ensnare the dead soldier's family and even Maisie herself as she attempts to cope with the impending loss of her mentor and the unsettling awareness that she is once again falling in love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061987540
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Series: Maisie Dobbs Series , #7
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 471
Sales rank: 966,166
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

Hometown:

Ojai, California

Date of Birth:

April 30, 1955

Place of Birth:

Weald of Kent, England

Education:

The University of London¿s Institute of Education

What People are Saying About This

Marilyn Stasio

“A sleuth to treasure.”

Dick Adler

“[Catches] the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman.”

Johanna McGeary

“A detective series to savor.”

Alexander McCall Smith

“In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been created—she has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is!”

Tom Nolan

“What charms most is Dobbs herself: a woman ‘not as adept in her personal life as she was in her professional domain,’ and all the more engaging for that.”

Deirdre Donahue

“When people ask me to recommend an author, one name consistently comes to mind: Jacqueline Winspear.”

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