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Maisie Dobbs : a novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: New York : Soho, ©2003.
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Private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I.
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Genre/Form: Novela histórica
Novela de misterio
Historical fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Novela
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-
Maisie Dobbs.
New York : Soho, ©2003
(OCoLC)607032138
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 1569473307 9781569473306
OCLC Number: 51251843
Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "She started as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, Lady Rowan Compton, a suffragette, took the remarkably bright youngster under her wing and became her patron, aided by Maurice Blanche, a friend often retained as an investigator by the elite of Europe. It was he who first recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her to earn admission to prestigious Girton College at Cambridge where Maisie planned to complete her education." "The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie trained as a nurse, then left for France to serve at the Front, where she found --
and lost --
an important part of herself." "Ten years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful, and truth elusive. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something very different. In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a convalescent refuge for those grievously wounded, ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. It is a working farm known as The Retreat. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat she must confront the ghost that has haunted her for over ten years." --
BOOK JACKET.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Winspear.
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Private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I.

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