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Jacqueline Winspear

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Hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as part Testament of Youth, part Dorothy Sayers, and part Upstairs, Downstairs, this astonishing debut has already won fans from coast to coast and is poised to add Maisie Dobbs to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths.Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural …

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In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. …

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to investigate a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she …

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Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist―and World War I veteran―in the fourth entry in the bestselling series London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule …

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Jacqueline Winspear on Among the Mad From the time I realized that in Maisie Dobbs I had a series character, I've wanted to explore further the phenomenon of the range of war neuroses known to the layperson as "shell shock," and how we see those whose behavior isn't always within the bounds of what we consider …

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Alexander McCall Smith Talks with Jacqueline Winspear Alexander McCall Smith: Characters, once created, have a way of staying on. Maisie is an attractive character--when did she say to you: "I want a series?"Jacqueline Winspear: As I was writing the first novel in the series, Maisie Dobbs, I realized that scenes and …

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A Lesson in Secrets is a book written by Jacqueline Winspear.