Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs

by Jacqueline Winspear

Motherless at 14, young maid Maisie is discovered reading in the library of her employer, progressive aristocrat Lady Rowan, who sets her up with a tutor and mentor. Maisie’s studies are interrupted when she enlists as a Red Cross nurse in World War II and falls in love with an army medic, but an exploding shell destroys their future together. Post-war, Maisie opens a detective agency specializing in locating missing persons and her first case leads her to the Retreat, a purported haven for disfigured soldiers where sinister events may be occurring. First in a series.

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