May Book Discussion: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion, only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer, Lady Rowan Compton. Fearing dismissal, Maisie is shocked when she discovers that her thirst for education is to be supported by Lady Rowan and a family friend, Dr. Maurice Blanche. But The Great War intervenes in Maisie's plans, and soon after commencement of her studies at Girton College, Cambridge, Maisie enlists for nursing service overseas.

Years later, in 1929, having apprenticed to the renowned Maurice Blanche, a man revered for his work with Scotland Yard, Maisie sets up her own business. Her first assignment, a seemingly tedious inquiry involving a case of suspected infidelity, takes her not only on the trail of a killer, but back to the war she had tried so hard to forget.

  • One of Publishers Weeklys Best Mysteries of 2003
  • Booksense 76 Top Ten pick
  • Starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal
  • New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2003
  • Edgar Award nominee for Best Novel 2003
  • Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel 2003


This one looks like it will be tons of fun! I can't wait to get started! Dannielle will facillitate our discussion. I will let you know the venue as soon as I know.

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  • Julia M.

    I will need to get the book, but I am hoping to make it. This will be my first event. If I don't get the book, I am hoping to at least come meet you all.

    April 29, 2013

    • Beth

      Its a good book Julia! You will enoy it!!

      April 29, 2013

  • Beth

    We are meeting at Cafe Express in Sugar Land Town Square on Saturday. Talk about the book and eat a yummy breakfast too!

    April 27, 2013

  • Joni S.

    Just got book today!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Suzanne J.

    Beth, what genre does this book fall in?

    March 18, 2013

    • Beth

      Being a Psychologist in the Criminal Justice System, Danielle chose the genre of Crime/ Detectives.

      March 18, 2013

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