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The Resource Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs

Label
Maisie Dobbs
Title
Maisie Dobbs
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Winspear
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander." —Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie DobbsMaisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge, where Maisie planned to complete her education. The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie trained as a nurse, then left for France to serve at the Front, where she found—and lost—an important part of herself. Ten years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful, and truth elusive. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something very different. In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a working farm known as The Retreat, that acts as a convalescent refuge for ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat, she must finally confront the ghost that has haunted her for over a decade
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Summary
Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations
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Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2004.
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2004.
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
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120603
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Maisie Dobbs novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Maisie Dobbs
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9343a4b5-d99f-4c3c-9a7c-38eae5ce2aec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781569477229
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Maisie Dobbs
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9343a4b5-d99f-4c3c-9a7c-38eae5ce2aec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781569477229
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      1219 13th Street, Huntsville, TX, 77340, US
      30.721643 -95.551716
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