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Jacqueline Winspear

Autor(a) de Maisie Dobbs

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About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear was born in the county of Kent, England. She was educated at the University of London's Institute of Education. After graduation, she worked in academic publishing, in higher education, and in marketing communications in the UK. In 1990, she emigrated to the United States. She mostrar mais was working in business and as a personal/professional coach when she decided to try writing. Her first novel, Maisie Dobbs, won the Agatha Award for Best First novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and the Alex Award. She is the author of the Maisie Dobbs Mystery series. She has also won the Agatha Award for Best Novel, the inaugural Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery, and the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery. Her title, A Dangerous Place, made The New York Times High Profile titles list. Journey to Munich, a book in the Maisie Dobbs Series, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs (2003) 4,736 exemplares
Birds of a Feather (2004) 2,660 exemplares
Pardonable Lies (2005) 2,283 exemplares
Messenger of Truth (2006) 1,878 exemplares
An Incomplete Revenge (2008) 1,739 exemplares
Among the Mad (2009) 1,580 exemplares
The Mapping of Love and Death (2010) 1,577 exemplares
A Lesson in Secrets (2011) 1,509 exemplares
Elegy for Eddie (2012) 1,304 exemplares
Leaving Everything Most Loved (2013) 1,134 exemplares
A Dangerous Place (2015) 984 exemplares
Journey to Munich (2016) 983 exemplares
In This Grave Hour (2017) 844 exemplares
To Die But Once (2018) 733 exemplares
The American Agent (2019) 685 exemplares

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Groot-Brittannië (geboorte)
VS (woonachtig sinds 1990)
Local de nascimento
Kent, England, UK
Locais de residência
Kent, England, UK
London, England, UK
Prémios e menções honrosas
Agatha Award (2003)
Alex Award (2003)
Amy Rennert (The Amy Rennert Agency)

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Jacqueline Winspear is a mystery writer, author of the Maisie Dobbs series of books exploring the aftermath of World War I. She has won several mystery writing awards for books in this popular series.

Winspear was born on April 30, 1955, and raised in Kent. She was educated at the University of London's Institute of Education and then worked in academic publishing, higher education and in marketing communications. She emigrated to the United States in 1990. Winspear stated that her childhood awareness of her grandfather's suffering in World War I led to an interest in that period.

Maisie Dobbs is a private investigator who untangles painful and shameful secrets stemming from war experiences. A gifted working class girl, she received an unusual education thanks to the patronage of her employer. She interrupts her education to work as a nurse in the war, falls in love and suffers her own loss. After the war, again with help from her patron, she sets up as an investigator. Dobbs places emphasis on achieving healing for her clients and insists they comply with her ethical approach.



I really like this mystery series set in England between the World Wars. Winspear does a really good job of showing the repercussions of WWI and the slow lead up to WWII. This installment had, as a backdrop, a group of young people interested in the ideas of Adolph Hitler.

But even with the rich historical detail, the center is Maisie and her growth as a person. The mysteries seem to enable this growth - everything is integrated so well in these books.

Maisie is a bit stuffy and formal, and I love her anyway. I'll keep reading these and I think there are 17 and this was number 8.… (mais)
japaul22 | 100 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
An artist depiction of the truth of battle in World War I is the Messenger of Truth.
geraldinefm | 79 outras críticas | Dec 3, 2023 |
Jacqueline Winspear writes enlightening stories of the war with the Maisie Dobbs and now Elinor White series. Each character stands tall as a strong and independent woman. Elinor speaks five languages and aids England in finding and stopping foreign spies. Elinor also fights social injustice and England’s crime scene. What will Elinor do when an ex lover seems to be involved in organized crime? An interesting novel, but Maisie Dobbs excels Elinor White in character.
delphimo | 66 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |



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