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Birds of a Feather

Maisie Dobbs Mystery 2

By Jacqueline Winspear

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The extraordinary Maisie Dobbs returns in her second case

'A terrific mystery . . . Both intriguing and full of suspense' Observer

London, 1929. Joseph Waite is a man who knows what he wants. With his Havana cigars and Savile Row suits, he is one of Britain's wealthiest men. And the last thing he needs is a scandal. When his unmarried daughter runs away from home, he is determined to keep the case away from the police and the newspapers. So he turns to a woman renowned for her discretion and investigative powers - the extraordinary Maisie Dobbs.

Maisie soon discovers that there are many reasons why Charlotte Waite might have left home and instinctively feels the women is in safe hands. Yet the investigator suddenly finds herself confronting a murder scene.

With wonderful characters and a page-turning plot, Birds of a Feather is a brilliant mystery. Fans of Maisie Dobbs will be delighted to see Maisie's sleuthing abilities back in action, while the emotional heart of her second mystery will appeal to yet more fans.

Biographical Notes

Jacqueline Winspear is the creator of the New York Times and National Bestselling series featuring psychologist and investigator, Maisie Dobbs. Her first novel - Maisie Dobbs - received numerous award nominations, including the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. It was a New York Times Notable Book and a Publisher's Weekly Top Ten Pick. Since that time, Jacqueline's work has received many award nominations, and she has received the Agatha Award twice, the Macavity Award, the Alex Award, the Sue Feder Award for Best Historical Novel and the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical novel. Her 'standalone' novel set in WW1, The Care and Management of Lies, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2015.

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  • ISBN: 9780719566240
  • Publication date: 13 Feb 2006
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: John Murray
Heavy on charm — Bookseller
'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 terrific mystery ... Both intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read. — Observer
Birds of a Feather reads like a gripping mixture of Vera Brittain and Dorothy Sayers so fans of both authors will enjoy Maisie's latest adventure. — Image
Jacqueline Winspear reveals more adventures of the delightful Maisie Dobbs — Publishing News 'Quarterly highlights'
Maisie Dobbs continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel... riveting — Publisher's Weekly
Set in the 1920s, Winspear's books are strong on atmosphere, and her creation, Maisie, is perhaps the woman Miss Marple would have liked to have been when she was young — Publishing News
A heroine to cherish ... Always open-minded, she bobs her hair, [and] drives a red MG. — New York Times
A well-researched and beautifully written novel — Town & Village Times
A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century — Elizabeth George
'Maisie is, perhaps, the young woman Miss marple would have liked to have been' — Sue Baker, Publishing News
A wry and immensely readable beginning to what promises to be a vivid new addition to crime fiction — Mail on Sunday on 'Maisie Dobbs'
Full of evocative, atmospheric locations and vividly believable historical detail ...Jacqueline Winspear's second book fulfils all the potential shown in Maisie Dobbs and is a cracking mystery novel. — New Books
Maisie Dobbs continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel... riveting — Publisher's Weekly
A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century — Elizabeth George
Winspear writes very well... [she is] set fair for a very bright future as a crime novelist — Praise for MAISIE DOBBS, Daily Mail
'She has crafted a terrific mystery ... Both intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read.- Peter Gutteridge. — The Observer
Think Sherlock Holmes crossed with Miss Marple's granddaughter, now add the atmospheric setting of 1930's London and a well-spun plot and you've the basis for the second in Jacqueline Winspear's delightful series of detective novels featuring the indomitable Maisie Dobbs ... Maisie is independent and deploys intelligence, charm and intuition to crack the case — Scottish Daily Record
'This thought-provoking mystery has a good plot, with plenty of action before it is resolved, and would provide much scope for discussion amongst reading groups.' - Susan Gibbs. — New Books
Equally as sharp and intriguing as its predecessor — Accent
'Maisie Dobbs is a welcome and unusual addition to the crowded world of literary detectives. ... A very readable whodunnit' — Sainsbury's Magazine
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