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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (917 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Elia MacNeal Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maggie Hope Mysteries Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780449808504
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As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous, and deadly, than Maggie ever expected.

The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril. And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defense, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.

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  • “A historical mystery true to its time, with concluding plot twists that pave the way perfectly for future entries in an up-and-coming series.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 2/18/2014

    " This was an interesting take on a mystery. The setting was different and quite believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/15/2014

    " This is a new author for me and I really enjoyed meeting her. Maggie Hope is a heroine with lots of smarts and courage. The atmosphere is well done in the book and it is one of those stories you just fall into for a while, coming up for only tea and cookies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/6/2014

    " Fun & interesting. Did not feel authentically English, but was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 2/5/2014

    " I loved Mr. Churchill's Secretary. I loved this one too until about the last 80 pages and then the spy ring became a bit muddled and odd. Then Ms. MacNeal lost me during the last 40 pages. The escape Maggie orchestrates just didn't ring true with me and the plot fell apart at the seams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/24/2014

    " Another very enjoyable read, and I cannot wait until Book #3 comes out later this year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/23/2014

    " Well-written, engrossing story. Some of the later plot developments seemed to get even more far-fetched though. Just how many people can the author bring back from the grave? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/17/2014

    " Very complex wit plots and sub-plots. Enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celina | 11/24/2013

    " Loved it as much as the 1st book in this series!! Great story!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 11/13/2013

    " Great second book in the series. Enjoying the combination of historical fact and fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaitlin Oujo | 10/8/2013

    " I was a bit disappointed... Really enjoyed the first one, and a lot of my favorite characters didn't feature at all in this one. Kind of slow, and a bit clunky. Until I got to the very end, I wasn't sure if I would want to pick up the third. Ends on such a cliffhanger I feel like I have to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viathenavy | 10/6/2013

    " Really enjoying this series! Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty060 | 10/3/2013

    " Excellent series. Can't wait to read #3! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 9/27/2013

    " Not as good as the first one. I think her plot is kind of thin and contrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.e. | 9/10/2013

    " Loved it. Now I have to get the first in the series, and wait for the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissainau | 7/4/2013

    " I have liked both the Maggie Hope novels. I don't delude myself that they are High Literature' but they are engaging and well-researched novels set during WWII. I look forward to the third novel, where Maggie is headed for Berlin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 5/31/2013

    " i liked it. there were parts that i had to think get through it, it'll get better and it did! i definitely want to read more about Maggie and her WW2 adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melli | 5/29/2013

    " i love historical fiction, its one of those books that once you start you can put down, becauswe u want to find out what happens next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Wall | 3/31/2013

    " Good story and like the characters, not exactly difficult to figure out the culprit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 3/14/2013

    " If you love a good mystery and royal history, this is the book for you. Filled with an inside view of royalty, mystery, and murder. The book moves quickly and is a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/15/2012

    " Better than her first "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dotty | 10/12/2012

    " Disappointed. I like the character of Maggie, but the capture of Lilibet, the leaving and finding of the code seemed less than believable. And the rescue farfetched. I prefer my historical fiction to stay closer to historical events and facts when historical figures figure prominently in the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 10/6/2012

    " An easy book with interesting characters--at some points a bit predictable but a good read overall. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Elia MacNeal

Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the Maggie Hope mysteries, including Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, and His Majesty’s Hope. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and child.

About the Narrator

Susan Duerden is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Her reading of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht earned her an AudioFile Best Voice Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. Here career spans film, television, theater, voice-overs, and animation. She has played critically acclaimed and award-winning theatrical roles on London’s West End and Off Broadway; acted in the features Lovewrecked and Flushed Away; and held a recurring role on ABC’s Lost.