Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Review Friday: A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place
By Jacqueline Winspear

The last book in this series left main character Maisie Dobbs at a crossroads, and left her author with a bit of a dilemma, she wanted to take Maisie in one direction, but millions of fans were hoping for another. How Jacqueline Winspear resolves that dilemma, and she does it very well, becomes a major plot point in this new installment of a well-loved series.
A Dangerous Place opens four years after Leaving Everything Most Loved ended.  On her way home to England, Maisie stops off in Gibraltar and becomes entangled in a murder case.  The police dismiss the stabbing death of Sebastian Babayoff as the work of a transient, but Maisie isn’t convinced and begins her own investigation.  Soon she draws the attention of the British Secret Service in a dangerous place where nothing is what it seems to be and everyone is guarding a secret, including Maisie herself.
A well-crafted story complete with many of Winspear’s characteristic psychological twists and turns. While some Maisie fans will be disappointed, most will welcome the return of their favorite psychologist and private investigator.

If you like the Maisie Dobbs series, you might like:

The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen
The Kate Shakleton series by Frances Brody
The Cordelia Gray series by P. D. James
The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King
The Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd
The Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd

*Series suggestions courtesy of Novelist Plus


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