Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War"nothing much seems to have happened yetMaisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a "hush-hush" government contract. As Maisies inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing sonbut this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie....
|Title||:||To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14) Reviews
I have enjoyed most of the Maisie Dobbs novels a great deal, and this is another strong entry in the series. A young man dies and his parents want to know how and why. Maisie’s investigation takes her in unexpected directions, and everyone is somewhat distracted by the unfolding drama of Dunkirk. A terrifically entertaining story, including a wealth of historical detail.
I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots going on, maybe a tad too much. But, Maisie is such a pragmatic and sensitive soul that it is fun to get inside her head and see how she problem solves and gets the task done. Also, Winspear, as usual, foretells th ...more
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to investigate the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old boy, Joseph Combes. He is an apprentice painter working for a company that has a government contract to go about the countryside to paint a special fire-retardant ...more
After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I’m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs.
These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story.
England, Spring, 1940--a young man Maisie knows from London is missing, and his father comes to her for help. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg: dangerous chemicals, the Bank of England, the encroaching War, and mobsters will all have to be dealt with before the matter concludes. A meticulously researched and exciting plot and with wonderfully-drawn characters make this an excellent addition to this series; Winspear, always a superb writer, just keeps getting better--highly recommen ...more
I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploration of war profiteering, the challenges of adoption for single women in the 1940s, and the evacuation of Dunkirk were all particular high points of this adventure. I also found myself worrying about the fictional chi ...more
Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, nothing is much different. Despite the sandbagging of underground stations and public buildings, constant reminders to wear gas masks at all times and the barrage balloons hovering overhead, the newspapers are calli ...more