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Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 9) Kindle Edition
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- Book 9 of 16 in Maisie Dobbs Mysteries
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Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden--sellers of fruits and vegetables on the London streets--Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. So who would want to kill him . . . and why?
Maisie Dobbs's father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, and she remembers Eddie fondly. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death. Maisie's search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth leads her to unexpected places and people: to a callous press baron; to a has been politician named Winston Churchill; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk everything to see justice done.--Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
“Compelling.” (People (3 ½ out of 4 stars))
“A detective series to savor.” (Johanna McGeary, Time)
“A series that seems to get better with every entry.” (Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal)
“When people ask me to recommend an author, one name consistently comes to mind: Jacqueline Winspear...Winspear chronicles the uncharted, sometimes rocky path chosen by her protagonist and delivers results that are educational, unique, and wonderful.” (Deirdre Donahue, USA Today)
“For as long as each novel lasts, we live in Maisie’s suspenseful, intelligent world.” (Evelyn Theiss, Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“[Catches] the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Engages the mind and enriches the heart.” (Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch)
“A heroine to cherish.” (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review)
“Terrific....Maisie is one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting.” (Parade) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- Publication Date : March 27, 2012
- File Size : 3232 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 357 pages
- ASIN : B005UD1ECK
- Publisher : Harper; Reprint Edition (March 27, 2012)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #56,774 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While, as always, allowing a good deal of leeway to the author to be creative in weaving reality with fiction, I just could not, as I pointed out, buy into the deus ex machina leading to the solution of the mystery. Still, many will find it a good read as did I.
I first discovered Maisie Dobbs at the store in the Imperial War Museum in London. I had just seen an exhibition on the children of Britain in World War II. Winspear's introduction to the earlier war put the war of my childhood into a larger context, the terrible cloud of arrogance and hatred that continues to hover above us all. I believe I have learned more about Modern history from her than I ever did in school. I wish an American version of this author would come along to help us fathom our own grassroots American experience of war.
Top reviews from other countries
I did read this book and thought most of it was quite good. As to the gayness of Eddie I thought was soo
wrong, he came across as some-one who was a bit simple, and not gay at all. I have gone back and got
all of the books about Maisie Dobbs. I was slightly not happy with this book, as to the person Eddie was
seen as gay, when he comes across as some-one different. Maybe some people need to read about
Jacqueline Winspear, before they make comments about her. Because she was British and then moved
to the USA.