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Among the Mad

Among the Mad

Christmas Eve, 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the Home Secretary receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met. Maisie is invited into Scotland Yard’s elite Special Branch as a special adviser on the case – and becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who soon proves he has the knowledge, and will, to murder thousands of innocent people. Before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must negotiate her way through a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men.

‘Absorbing and exciting . . . what charms most is Dobbs herself’
Wall Street Journal
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 7th February 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780719569913


'In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been created - she has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is!'
Alexander McCall Smith
A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century
Elizabeth George
'A vivid portrait of depressed London in 1931 and a good, atmospheric read'
Literary Review
A heroine to cherish
New York Times
A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction
Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Daily Mail
The British counterpart to Alexander McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Associated Press
Feisty, working-class heroine Maisie is a deliberate throwback to the sleuthettes of old-fashioned crime writing. The well-plotted story, its characters and the picture of London between the wars are decidedly romantic. American readers loved it; many Brits will, too.
A terrific mystery ... Intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read
Even if detective stories aren't your thing, you'll love Maisie Dobbs
New Woman
'Think Upstairs Downstairs meets Miss Marple - with a touch of chirpy cheerful Cockney from the Dick Van Dyke school'
Yorkshire Post
'Perfect for curling up (with a hot chocolate!) when the weather is bad'
Woman's Way
'A powerful, ultimately uplifting tale'
My Weekly
'This award-winning author has added another action-packed, well-plotted mystery to her series. It moves at a cracking pace... Good twist ending - very Agatha Christie'
Newsbooks Magazine