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2.9994404029099 out of 52.9994404029099 out of 52.9994404029099 out of 52.9994404029099 out of 52.9994404029099 out of 5 3.00 (3,574 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Winspear Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maisie Dobbs Novels Release Date:
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Maisie Dobbs—psychologist, investigator, and "one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting" (Parade)—returns in a chilling adventure, the latest chapter in Jacqueline Winspear's bestselling series.

Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden—sellers of fruit and vegetables on the streets of London—Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are deeply skeptical about the cause of his death. Who would want to kill Eddie—and why?

Maisie Dobbs' father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, so she had known the men since childhood. She remembers Eddie fondly and is determined to offer her help. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are equally determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death. Plunging into the investigation, Maisie begins her search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth where Eddie had lived and where she had grown up. The inquiry quickly leads her to a callous press baron; a has-been politician named Winston Churchill, lingering in the hinterlands of power; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk it all to see justice done.

The story of a London affected by the march to another war years before the first shot is fired and of an innocent victim caught in the crossfire, Elegy for Eddie is Jacqueline Winspear's most poignant and powerful novel yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The involved plot is as good as any in the series, and the resolution is intelligently complex.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Winspear hits just the right notes in her portrayal of Maisie struggling with her newly acquired wealth and the social constraints of her new love.”  

    Library Journal

  • “The plotting covers a canvas of England between the wars, with horses being phased out and Hitler gathering strength, and even a dispirited Winston Churchill doing a cameo. Cassidy makes it a rich riot of voices, vivid, convincing, and delightful.” 


  • “Newcomers will enjoy the exploration of class-bound Britain between the wars, and fans will relish the continued development of Maisie’s complicated character.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the April 2012 Indie Next List
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2012 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Historical Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dell Taylor | 2/18/2014

    " My actual rating: 3.6. Maisie is growing and developing as this series continues. This story brings Maisie back to her childhood as she looks into the death of Eddie -- the "slow", gentle giant. Her investigation leads her to discover the horrors which are starting to happen in Germany (it is 1933). This crosses over with "In the Garden of Beasts" and made it so much more interesting having just read that. Her relationship with her suitor, James, is iffy and she is considering traveling for awhile -- so, where will all this lead? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by stitchnsnitch | 2/8/2014

    " Jacqueline Winspear had better write for years and years and years to come. Her books are always such a breath of fresh air, and _Elegy for Eddie_ didn't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/1/2014

    " oh, I love Maisie Dobbs. It's the mystery version of Downton Abbey, but better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/1/2014

    " Jacqueline Winspear knows how to pull at my heart strings and definitely make me ponder. She continues to impress, and I will be happy when the next book appears! "

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