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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Winspear Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Maisie Dobbs Novels Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9780062220592
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Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns in a powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy: a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gilbraltar leads the investigator into a web of lies, deceit, and peril.

Spring 1937. In the years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger.

But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain.

Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With clarity and economy, Winspear lays the historical groundwork…The setting matters, but what may matter more is the lovely, sometimes poetic way Winspear pushes her heroine forward…May she shine on the literary scene for many books to come.”

    USA Today (3.5 out of 4 stars)

  • “The latest installment of Jacqueline Winspear’s consistently interesting series…Try as she might to concentrate on a murder case, [Maisie is] drawn into a climate of political intrigue that repels her—but keeps the rest of us avidly reading.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The brutal murder of a Sephardic Jew photographer draws Maisie into an investigation that few seem eager to solve. Once again, a historical whodunit triumph from the Agatha award-winning author.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “This eleventh entry in the Maisie Dobbs series, with enough backstory to stand alone, shows the same meticulous research that grounds these books so firmly in their time and place, along with moving life changes that further humanize the intrepid protagonist. Another winner from Winspear.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Orlagh Cassidy offers a quieter Maisie, a Maisie suffering emotionally after a series of personal tragedies…Cassidy’s sensitive interpretation enhances characters and details in a Gibraltar overrun with refugees fleeing the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Cassidy makes the tension palpable as German planes bomb Guernica, while her insightful performance develops the thought-provoking ideas in Winspear’s eleventh Maisie Dobbs adventure. Series fans will be delighted. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “While some readers may wonder at the way Winspear handled her heroine’s doomed off-screen marriage, many will embrace the arresting period detail and emotional resonance of seeing a new, if heartbreaking, chapter of Maisie’s life unfold.”

    Library Journal

  • “Winspear elegantly weaves historical events with Maisie’s own suffering—the bombing of Guernica is particularly well-done—all while constructing an engaging whodunit. Fans of this long-running series will welcome Maisie’s return in this eleventh installment while feeling the pain of her losses as deeply as if they were their own.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation
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About the Author
Author Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of several New York Times bestsellers in her historical fiction series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards. She was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. She studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education and later worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the United Kingdom before emigrating to the United States.

About the Narrator

Orlagh Cassidy, an American actress of stage, television, and film, is an audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as many AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.