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This is book number 12 in the Maisie Dobbs series.
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- #3: Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Novels #3) (Paperback): $17.99
- #4: Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Novels #4) (Paperback): $17.00
- #5: An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Novels #5) (Paperback): $18.00
- #6: Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Novels #6) (Paperback): $17.00
- #7: The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $16.99
- #8: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $16.99
- #9: Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $15.99
- #10: Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $15.99
- #11: A Dangerous Place: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $15.99
- #13: In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $15.99
- #14: To Die but Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $16.99
- #15: The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Paperback): $16.99
- #16: The Consequences of Fear: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Hardcover): $27.99
- #17: A Sunlit Weapon: A Novel (Maisie Dobbs #17) (Hardcover): $27.99
Maisie is still reeling from her status as a widow, dealing with the grief and anger of loss. Priscilla provides a safe shelter within her family, but Maisie is an independent woman who needs to be on her own. The hunt for an apartment has commenced. It is in this frame of mind she is approached by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. Her country needs her. One of England’s boffins has been locked up by the Nazis in Dachau. Already in 1938 it is clear to the men in the secret service that they may well have need of a boffin, a man who invents things and has a gift for figuring out problems. The Germans have no idea of their prisoner’s talents and so a deal has been struck for his release, but it has conditions. Instead of the usual methods, they will only release him to a member of his family. Maisie is needed to pretend to be the daughter, go to Munich and collect the man. Complications ensue. Not least of which is the help requested by a man she holds responsible for her husband’s death. Winspear paints a vivid picture of Germany under Hitler before the war. An American enters the story in a brash manner, adding to the storyline. I look forward to each new entry in the Maisie Dobbs series!— Deon Stonehouse
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal).
It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.
The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.
Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .
About the Author
Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Consequences of Fear, The American Agent, and To Die but Once, as well as thirteen other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels and The Care and Management of Lies, a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Jacqueline has also published two nonfiction books, What Would Maisie Do? and a memoir, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing. Originally from the United Kingdom, she divides her time between California and the Pacific Northwest.
“In Winspear’s skilled hands, the storyline shimmers with intelligence, the Third Reich setting simmers with evil, and the author’s silken prose sweeps the reader from page to page. But towering above all the novel’s assets is Maisie herself…. ‘Journey to Munich’ soars with class and courage, heart and humanity.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Paints a keen picture of a woman and a country struggling to remain calm in the face of sweeping changes.... Deftly blending historical detail with taut suspense and her usual thoughtful exploration of Maisie’s inner life, Winspear turns in another satisfying entry in her beloved series.” — Shelf Awareness
“Maisie Dobbs has found herself another war…. Sizzling.” — Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
“Taut, tense, beautifully written.… What you may not expect is the inventiveness of Winspear’s twists, the on-edge excitement they provoke, or the philosophical issues and psychological depths they all allow her to explore.” — Robert Bianco, USA Today
“Elegantly balances Maisie’s emotional turmoil and dogged patriotism with the growing tensions of a Europe on the brink of war.” — Kirkus
“Maisie Dobbs proves herself wily and fiercely determined again in this twelfth series entry.” — Booklist
“A detective series to savor.” — Time
“For readers yearning for the calm and insightful intelligence of a main character like P.D. James’s Cordelia Gray, Maisie Dobbs is spot on.” — Boston Globe
“Maisie Dobbs is a revelation.” — Alexander McCall Smith