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Ecommended Jacueline Winspear s Maisie "Dobbs As One Of "as one of the books she s read book cover boasts uotes from The New York Times Be prepared to be astonished NPR A uirky iterary creation and Alexander McCall Smith A real gift Naturally I had high expectationsMaisie Dobbs is a detective and self proclaimed psychologist in post WWI London and the novel splits its time between a case and detailing Maisie s background Only half the book is a mystery as Maisie investigates The Retreat where injured soldiers escape the stares of societyIn the other half Winspear recounts Maisie s past She moves from being a greengrocer s daughter to an aristocrat s prot g to a WWI nurse to a private investigator Maisie Dobbs is almost too good to be true brilliant and dedicated moving seamlessly between all ranks in societyThe book is well written but the split nature of its format backfires Maisie is too perfect to be an appealing heroine although a disturbing scene at the end of the book belies Maisie s perfection And Winspear does not fully develop the mystery so its climax borders on the ridiculousWinspear has written several books in the Maisie Dobbs series Though I haven t read them they are apparently consistent with the genre and concentrate on mysteries and Judgment Under Uncertainty less on Maisie s history I will have to invest in the second novel before dismissing the series completely This book wasike a weighted blanket for my brain Well This was a waste of time I don t think there was an aspect of this book I did not hate Starting from the holier than thou main character to the non existent mystery to the amazing not resolution of the non mystery to the abrupt hundred pages worth of tedious flashback in the middle of the mystery everything bothered me So Maisie Dobbs is a private eye She was a housemaid once but it turned
that she was one of nature s rare prodigies reading Latin by candlelight Her masters decide that she ought to be tutored along with all her work as parlormaid Enter Master Yoda from stage Be a Nose! left I mean Maurice Blanche He fills her mind with such gems as Rush into conclusions not In the stillness wait awhile which pop into her mind opportunely in present day when she s talking to clients Anyhow On to the mystery Aadies infidelity is suspected by her husband the Sencillamente mindfulness lady is blameless and Maisie spends some time giving him shit for suspecting his wife However iteads Maisie onto a suitably creepy post war hidey hole for army men affected by the war called The Retreat Nothing happens Then there s someone else talking about the Retreat too and Maisie decides to investigate Cut Flashback into Maisie s early ife Some tedious accounts of class differences Maisie in college Maisie as a nurse in WW I France Maisie with Simon a brilliant and talented young doctor who worships the ground she walks on Cut Back Where were we There s hardly a set up for a mystery in this book The half hearted attempt is cut abruptly so we have pages of Maisie backstory for no discernable reason By the time the story comes back to the current time I ost any inclination of knowing what would happen I had to finish it though Maisie herself I thought had a border Helpful Paws line God complex She instructs her first client to make her a commitment and to his marriage She calls herself responsible for the safety of all parties but she makes friends with and invites confidences even after the husband has been sent away happy from her emotionally susceptible mark byying about who she is But Antologia - Jose Hierro let s not call this unprofessional She has dodgy methods of problem solving She may regurgitate the Maurice Blanche homilies to herself but she the chill down her spine makes her jump into conclusions pretty much from the start She is never wrong though so I suppose that doesn t matter either As for her personalife she behaves despicably view spoilerSimon s alive but unaware of his surroundings because of his war wounds I think It s been twelve years since this happened and heroine has not bothered to visit him Her explanation how scared she was about not remembering them as they were She s a flake true enough but what s bad about this situation is a how happy Simon s mother is that madam finally condescended to visit the man she supposedly Magic of the Mind loved b how Maisie has been so superior all through the book with trite sayings such as I know about wounds I know about disfigurement when she s done jack suat and c zero insight into any thoughts Maisie might have had about Simon because the author thought that this needed to be a secret so there would be a big reveal shock dramatic music at the end hide spoiler I picked up Maisie Dobbs from theibrary upon the rec of my GR friend Carol and have to say th. Ied her way to Cambridge and served as a nurse in the Great War Maisie has wisdom experience and understanding beyond her years Little does she realise the extent to which this strength of character is soon to be tested For her first case forces her to uncover secrets ong buried and At this initial entry marks what may prove to be one "of the cleverest mystery series since Dorothy Gilman brought the retired and intrepid Mrs Pollifax to ife back in the 1960s "the cleverest mystery series since Dorothy Gilman brought the retired and intrepid Mrs Pollifax to ife back in the 1960s on Mrs Pollifax see The Unexpected Mrs PollifaxDon t go into reading Maisie Dobbs with any preconceived ideas about what you The Marriage Clock ll find there Yes it s a mystery somewhat Yes it s a historical novel somewhat Yes it s a expl Is there anything controversial at Goodreads than star rating I think not and yes I think it s controversial than porn or V blogs People have opinions on whether or not one should star books that weren t finished whether one can star unread books by authors they don tike or even do Thief (Sevy, like and then there are those that will actually argue a reviewer s rating based on the reviewer s interpretation the infamous you read it wrong offenseHere I am deciding to stretch my reading boundaries aittle by giving Miss Maisie Dobbs a try I enjoy mysteries I ove a good female ead and hey I m a nurse so why not Well because I am generally bored by historical fiction But you know stretch right I discovered Maisie Dobbs was both better and worse than I expected Better because I generally enjoyed it until the worse part a deep immersion into Maisie s past from ages thirteen to twenty ishRemember how I mentioned recently that there is a shortage of niceness Not in Maisie s world Maisie is Little Women Nancy Drew and the intuition of Claire DeWitt wrapped up into one self assured bottle of plucky industrious kindness Maisie has a benefactor who has encouraged her to set up a An Introduction to Decision Theory (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy) 2, Martin Peterson - Amazon.com little detective shop and so she rents a room and makes friends with Billy veteran and odd jobsman A man makes an appointment to ask M Dobbs to discover if his wife is cheating on him and muchike Claire DeWitt Maisie tells him that she may not ike the answers she finds and so he must trust her to do what s right Maise gets close to the wife discovers the mystery of her visiting the grave of a recently deceased veteran and uses her skills to accidentally encounter the wife and forge a connection She discovers the mystery of the veterans home for the disfigured coincidentally the same place her benefactor s son is planning to retreat to Before too much progress is made we journey back to Maisie s youth when she first encountered her benefactorSo here s the deal I actually iked the absolutely tropey Maisie intelligent book smart industrious honest and attractive who much How to Hide Things in Public Places like Nancy Drew is practically perfect as well as the apple of her daddy s eye I was vaguely interested in the obvious non mystery a home for disfigured veterans where men are mysteriously dying The writing is decent with solid character building But the transition to the past was awkward and continued for far far tooong to maintain any sense of suspense perhaps helping the reader forget the solution and basically had The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh (The Cavanaughs little to do with anything except to build character background and show Maisie s own role in the war I almost uit Ioaned the book to my mom in the meantime until self flagellation Fix Her Up (Hot Hammered led me to finishing It remained rather boring in an insipid historically romantic kind of way using one of my absolute veryeast favorite excuses for a criminal behavior and Grounding Grounded Theory laughable denouement and not in a good way There was a bonus character twist that really madeittle to no senseOn my personal scale of enjoyment it was a solid meh I m just not interested in historical fiction as a rule so you have to be an ah maz ing writer for me to enjoy it hello Connie Willis In my world it s about two stars for enjoyment veering uncomfortably close to a Did Not Finish Yet the writing skill if not plotting is actually much higher On the niceness scale it s a solid five and on the Mom s Scale it was good enough to warrant checking out the next book from the ma vie pour un oscar library I might even skim the next one to see if Winspearearned some plotting So there you go unrated because of niceness In general I prefer to confine the term Mary Sue to fan fiction where it belongs But when I tell you that Maisie has purple eyes rippling black hair outstanding intelligence a near psychic empathy with her clients and is practically perfect in every possible way I think I may be allowed an exception On top of all this the author researched the First World War background for this very very thoroughly and oh how it shows Throw in a faithful Cockernee sidekick wiv an eart of gold a salt of the earth costermonger father also wiv an eart of gold an eccentric Suffragist and her household ALL with hearts of gold and I can hardly bear to say it but a denouement that involves our heroine thwarting the bad guy by bursting into song I m afraid it s simply dreadful. O confront ghosts from her own past In Maisie Jacueline Winspear has created a character that readers will immediately take to their hearts Her first case combines a gripping investigation with a moving portrait of The Four Asian Tigers love andoss It marks the beginning of a wonderful new detective serie. ,
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PERFECT AS GUNS OF AUGUSTThe first chapter of "this book is perfect just as the first paragraph of Barbara Tuchman s The Guns of August is "book is perfect just as the first paragraph of Barbara Tuchman s The Guns of August is by some the finest in the English anguage CAME IN A DAYDREAMThe rest of Maisie Dobbs is magical too Unlike anything I had ever read and I was already a veteran of historical fiction reads when I opened the first pages which came to the author in a daydream when she was sitting at a stoplight in a storm in CaliforniaNONPAREILThe uniue characterization of Maisie Winspear s gorgeous writing and the emotional access to WWI through fiction make this a cherished read I
Ve Read The Entire Series Yet Nothing Will Match Theread the entire series yet nothing will match the of meeting Maisie for the first timeMERCIThank you Jacueline Winspear for writing that daydream down I Historias de Inmigracion love this book Iistened to the audiobook It s beautifully done I am going right into book 2 I m already attached to the characters This is a story about a cute clever and plucky young woman named Maisie Dobbs Maisie is setting up her own private investigation practice in London The year is 1929 and everyone we meet is still coping with the effects of the world war including MaisieMaisie has a cute and charming way of talking with people and getting them to share their stories Her first client is a man who thinks his wife is cheating on him Maisie follows the woman befriends her and Alabanza learns her sad tale about aoved one who was wounded in the war Later the man died of suspicious circumstances so Maisie investigates a farm called The Retreat using her charm and wits to get an inside Aprendiz de Homero lookThe middle section of the book is a flashback to how Maisie got to be so plucky and sweet and charming Her mother died at a young age and Maisie had to go into service to help her father pay the bills Luckily Maisie s master was a kind woman who observed the girl s cleverness and encouraged her to study and takeessons from a tutor Eventually Maisie earned the chance to go to college although the war intervened in the end Maisie shares her own sad story of what happened to her during the warDid I mention that Maisie is cute and charming and sweet and plucky and charmingA few friends recommended this book to me knowing how much I enjoy charming British novels But an odd thing happened I thought this novel was TOO charming and precious Maisie was TOO cute and plucky The story was TOO predictable and bittersweet I felt Tourism like the author was hitting me over the head with a pile of those big books that Maisieiked to study in order to emphasize how cute and plucky she was This book is the first in a series about Maisie and I m not sure if I will read any I m glad I finally checked out this one to see what the fuss was about but my curiosity has been satisfied This is a wonderful book I m happy that it s the first book in a series because I m eager to continue and read the rest of the books Wonderful characters Maisie and many other characters seem so much Doing Research That Matters like real people The story was great There is aot of absolutely brilliant humor This book is not even close to being a comedy but it was so funny so many times Lots of aughing and smiling at many amusing ines There is also psychological sophistication when Shadow Flame (Rime Chronicles, looking at people and at human nature and at psychological physical challenges Iike that Maisie and her mentors have so much understanding of the human condition and intuition when it comes to analyzing what s going on with people My friend and I were disappointed that even though the story s events took place from 1910 1929 that while WWI was covered the 1918 1920 influenza pandemic was not even mentioned We both wanted to see how these characters and the places where they were coped with that pandemic especially given our current situation I read this over a Stripped long period reading outoud to a close ong time since age seven friend who has cancer We d intended for me to read to her during her chemo treatments but the COVID 19 pandemic changed our plans when they d no onger allow me to be present so we read when we could over a four month Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic, long period It was a fun book to read aloud though there were a few pages at one point where it was difficult because I was crying too hard We bothoved the book and started book two immediately upon finishing book one From paperback to an Overdrive e book edition from the public Wikipedia U library given that e materials are the only ones available to borrow right now We will try to read book two much uickly than we did book one This series is a great find I d had a couple of friends highly recommend it to me over the years so this first book had been on my to read shelf for a while I m glad that it is noonger anguishing there4 12 stars A neighbor Alternate cover edition ISBN 0719566223 9780719566226Young feisty Maisie Dobbs has recently set herself up as a private detective Such a move may not seem especially startling But this is 1929 and Maisie is exceptional in many waysHaving started as a maid to the London aristocracy stud.