An Incomplete Revenge ) raises the stakes considerably for her psychologically astute sle"/>

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Jacqueline Winspear, Author . Holt $25 (303p) ISBN 978-0-8050-8216-6

Bestseller Winspear’s sixth Maisie Dobbs novel (after 2008’s An Incomplete Revenge ) raises the stakes considerably for her psychologically astute sleuth. On Christmas eve 1931, a man Maisie passes on a London street detonates a bomb, killing himself and slightly wounding Maisie. This traumatic event turns out to be linked to threatening letters the British prime minister starts to receive, the first of which mentions Maisie by name. Maisie joins a high-powered investigative team devoted to averting the cataclysmic disaster promised by the unknown author of the messages. By providing the letter writer’s perspective, Winspear removes some of the mystery. In addition, Maisie’s speculative guesses about the profile of the criminal, while accurate, have less logical grounding than traditional puzzle fans might prefer. Still, Winspear does her usual superb job of portraying London between the world wars. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 11/17/2008
Release date: 02/01/2009
Show other formats
FORMATS
Hardcover - 471 pages - 978-1-4104-1554-7
Paperback - 318 pages - 978-0-312-42925-6
Open Ebook - 320 pages - 978-1-4299-1975-3
Hardcover - 8 pages - 978-0-85735-044-2
Hardcover - 8 pages - 978-0-85735-043-5
Hardcover - 320 pages - 978-0-7195-6981-4
Compact Disc - 8 pages - 978-1-4272-0605-3
Open Ebook - 162 pages - 978-0-7490-1382-0
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.