Birds of a feather: a novel

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"Maisie Dobbs is a quirky literary creation. If you cross-pollinated Vera Brittain’s classic World War I memoir, Testament of Youth, with Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane mysteries and a dash of the old PBS series ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ you’d approximate the peculiar range of topics and tones within this novel. . . . Its intelligent eccentricity offers relief."—Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" on NPR

"Deft. . . . Prepare to be astonished at the sensitivity and wisdom with which Maisie resolves her first professional assignment. . . . Winspear takes her through her ordeal with great compassion."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Surprisingly fresh. . . . Winspear does a fine job with the ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ aspects of the story, depicting the class tensions that inevitably arise as Dobbs climbs to a new station in life. Her progression from domestic staff to college student to wartime nurse to private investigator is both believable and compelling."—San Francisco Chronicle

Maisie Dobbs is back and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate’s daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress’s old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in England and later worked in publishing and as a marketing communications consultant in the U.K. before emigrating to the United States. She now lives in California and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom. Birds of a Feather is her second novel featuring Maisie Dobbs.
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Grouping Titlebirds of a feather
Grouping Authorjacqueline winspear
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-07-30 04:52:30AM
Last Indexed2021-07-29 05:10:18AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781569473689

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Jacqueline Winspear's marvelous debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from around the world and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature's favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, finds psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London "between the wars." It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress's old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the woman's mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.

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seriesMaisie Dobbs novels
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Children of the rich
Children of the rich -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Dobbs, Maisie -- (Fictitious character)
Dobbs, Maisie -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Electronic books
England -- London
FICTION -- General
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Historical fiction
Inheritance and succession
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Missing persons
Missing persons -- Fiction
Mystery & Detective
Mystery fiction
Women private investigators
Women private investigators -- England -- London -- Fiction
World War (1914-1918)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
Young women -- Crimes against
Young women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
title_displayBirds of a feather : a novel
title_fullBirds of a Feather
Birds of a feather : a novel / Jacqueline Winspear
Birds of a feather : a novel / by Jacqueline Winspear
Birds of a feather [electronic resource] / Jacqueline Winspear
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Crimes against
Dobbs, Maisie
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Inheritance and succession
Missing persons
Mystery & Detective
Women private investigators
World War, 1914-1918
Young women