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Welcome to a stop on the
THE MONTH OF MAISIE blog tour!
To celebrate the release of Jacqueline Winspear’s 10th novel in the Maisie Dobbs series,
Leaving Everything Most Loved
TLC Book Tours is hosting a series blog tour during the month of March.
March 4th – 8th – The first seven books in the Maisie Dobbs series
March 11th – 15th – A Lesson in Secrets
March 18th – 22nd – Elegy for Eddie
March 25th – 29th – Leaving Everything Most Loved
As part of Maisie Month, there are several chats with author Jacqueline Winspear, one taking place on Goodreads on March 12 (join the discussion group here) and a Book Club Girl On Show with Jacqueline scheduled for March 18 at 7 pm EST (set your reminder for the show here). Jacqueline will be discussing her new novel, Leaving Everything Most Loved, a pivotal chapter in Maisie Dobbs’s life, including an investigation into the murder of two women far from their homeland, an ultimatum Maisie won’t be able to ignore, and a turning point in her career. Find out what’s next for Maisie!
An Incomplete Revenge was my book to read as part of the Maisie Dobbs book tour.
An Incomplete Revenge is Book 5 in the Maisie Dobbs series.
Book summary: With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to investigate a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggest a darker criminal element at work. A peculiar secrecy shrouds the village, and ultimately Maisie must draw on her finely-honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases yet. (TLC)
My thoughts: Mysteries are a new genre for me. As a child I read a lot of the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys series, however the mysteries were always easy to figure out and the dialogue was always a bit corny. Now as an adult, I'm beginning to give mysteries a second chance. I'm still not one for reading about a lot of blood and gory crime scenes. Violence and creepy stalkers are out, too. However, as I look around the mystery aisles in the bookstore, I'm finding a treasure trove of mystery books that are intriguing and captivating, without being Nancy Drew corny or CSI explicit.
Such is the case with the Maisie Dobbs series.
Set in England in the Depression of the 1930s, this book explores the ravages left behind by WWI with the threat of another war possibly in the future. Author Jacqueline Winspear has impeccably researched the history of the time, placing the reader into the class struggles, lives of gypsies and small town life.
I enjoyed that An Incomplete Revenge was not a fast-paced novel, allowing me to catch some clues (and yet still miss a lot). This Maisie Dobbs book was also a great read because of the psychological sleuthing she must do in order to solve the mystery of several suspicious fires. Adventure has been replaced by some good old fashioned detective work and Maisie's ability to almost psychically see things that others miss. Since this was my first introduction into the Maisie Dobbs series, I'm happy I chose this one.
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Author information: Learn more about Jacqueline Winspear on the author's Facebook page and her website, www.jacquelinewinspear.com.
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Source: I received this book complimentary from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review, however the opinions in this review are all mine.
Purchase on Amazon: An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs Book 5) by Jacqueline Winspear