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Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear s New York Times bestselling series that seems to get better with each entry ( Wall Street Journal ).

It s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square a place of many memories she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.

The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie s travel plans. Her nemesis the man she holds responsible for her husband s death has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help.

Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers and finds herself questioning whether it s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .

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Author Notes

Jacqueline Winspear was born in the county of Kent, England. She was educated at the University of London's Institute of Education. After graduation, she worked in academic publishing, in higher education, and in marketing communications in the UK. In 1990, she emigrated to the United States. She was working in business and as a personal/professional coach when she decided to try writing.

Her first novel, Maisie Dobbs, won the Agatha Award for Best First novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and the Alex Award. She is the author of the Maisie Dobbs Mystery series. She has also won the Agatha Award for Best Novel, the inaugural Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery, and the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery. Her title, A Dangerous Place, made The New York Times High Profile titles list. Journey to Munich, a book in the Maisie Dobbs Series, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Maisie Dobbs proves herself wily and fiercely determined again in this twelfth series entry, set in 1938, as she faces down another formidable enemy and some of her own personal demons. Happy with Maisie's previous successful mission (A Dangerous Place, 2015), British intelligence, again exercising its penchant for using civilian spies in the pre-WWII era, sends Maisie to retrieve Leon Donat, an elderly businessman accused of sedition, from Nazi clutches in Dachau. While Maisie's in Germany, an acquaintance hopes she will convince his daughter to leave her Nazi lover and return to England. In every way, things are a bit more complicated than anticipated, and our indomitable spy lands in a tight spot. A miasma of hatred, suspicion, and uncertainty pervades, and the inconsistencies in many characters' behavior highlight the fine moral line that, in wartime, is constantly shifting. A sense of melancholy and world-weariness makes this entry a little darker than others in the series. Readers who like this subtle mood shift may also enjoy Sarah R. Shaber's Louise Pearlie mysteries, and Rebecca Cantrell's Hannah Voguel novels.--Baker, Jen Copyright 2016 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Cassidy is the perfect voice for Winspear's Maisie Dobbs adventures. It's 1938, and Maisie has returned to England after a time in Spain working as a nurse in that war-torn country. She's still mourning the death of her husband, and her future is unclear. She accepts an assignment from the government to travel to Munich in the guise of Edwina Donant, whose father, Leon Donant, a British engineer of great military importance, is being held in Dachau. The Nazis will only release Donant to a family member, and the engineer's only relative, his daughter, is too ill to travel. In addition to her official assignment, Maisie reluctantly accepts a second rescue mission, one with a more personal connection. In Germany, Maisie discovers that both missions hold their own intricacies and dangers. One wrong move could mean the difference between life and death. Cassidy is completely comfortable depicting Maisie's world. Her clear English delivery moves the intriguing and suspenseful story along at a smooth, steady pace. At the same time, she easily juggles a diverse, multinational array of characters, each with their own distinctive accents and personalities. A Harper hardcover. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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