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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,094 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Winspear Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maisie Dobbs Novels Release Date:
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In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale.

It’s Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister’s office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met—and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard’s elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane’s personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie’s trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia’s abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men.

In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] accomplished series…British mysteries of manners, highly evocative of place, often historical, with a compelling main character…Dobbs is intelligent, intuitive, and empathetic (she could be Clarice Starling’s prototype).”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “Maisie has only her considerable wits and empathic skill to help Scotland Yard identify the killer. The hunt gets the pulse racing, but the real draw is Maisie herself, a wonderfully nuanced character…[An] engrossing mystery.”

    People (4 stars)

  • “With a plot that seems ripped from the headlines, a sympathetic and intriguing heroine, and prose that leaves the reader marveling at her powers, Winspear has again created a work of great moral probity in which the horror is leavened—and perhaps even surpassed—by the author’s encompassing humanity.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Absorbing and exciting…A fast-breaking case that takes Maisie Dobbs from 10 Downing Street to the meanest of London hovels. The book’s puzzle is challenging, but what charms most is Dobbs herself…Engaging.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • Selected for the March 2009 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Planton | 2/19/2014

    " It is 1931-2. A young man detonates himself in front of Maisie Dobbs. Scotland Yard is receiving threatening letters. Birds, dogs and a government worker are dead. A look at the plight of those called to war and then forgotten. Also the effects, damage and horrific consequences of chemical warfare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annie Oosterwyk | 2/11/2014

    " Fabulous!! Maisie enters the larger world of Special Services and their interest in chemical warfare. She also develops an interest in photography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lady Susan | 2/10/2014

    " One of my favorite of the recently read Maisie Dobbs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rita | 2/10/2014

    " I read some Maisie Dobbs novels a few years ago. "

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