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Maisie Dobbs Maisie Dobbs Psychologist and Investigator began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer Lady Rowan Compton Fearing dismissal Maisie is shocked when she discovers that her thirst for education is to be supported by Lady Rowan and a family friend Dr Maurice Blanche But The Great War intervenes in Maisie’s plans and soon after commencement of her studies at Girton College Cambridge Maisie enlists for nursing service overseasYears later in 1929 having apprenticed to the renowned Maurice Blanche a man revered for his work with Scotland Yard Maisie sets up her own business Her first assignment a seemingly tedious inuiry involving a case of suspected infidelity takes her not only on the trail of a killer but back to the war she had tried so hard to forget


10 thoughts on “Maisie Dobbs

  1. says:

    In general I prefer to confine the term 'Mary Sue' to fan fiction where it belongs But when I tell you that Maisie has purple eyes rippling black hair outstanding intelligence a near psychic empathy with her clients and is practically perfect in every possible way I think I may be allowed an exception On top of


  2. says:

    Is there anything controversial at Goodreads than star rating? I think not and yes I think it's controversial than porn or V blogs People have opinions on whether or not one should star books that weren't finished whether one can star unread books by authors they don't like or even do like and then there are tho


  3. says:

    I picked up Maisie Dobbs from the library upon the rec of my GR friend Carol and have to say that this initial entry marks what may prove to be one of the cleverest mystery series since Dorothy Gilman brought the retired and intrepid Mrs Pollifax to life back in the 1960s For on Mrs Pollifax see The Unexpected Mrs


  4. says:

    Well This was a waste of time I don't think there was an aspect of this book I did not hate Starting from the holier than thou main character to the non existent mystery to the amazing not resolution of the non mystery to the abrupt hundred pages worth of tedious flashback in the middle of the mystery; everything both


  5. says:

    This book was like a weighted blanket for my brain


  6. says:

    A neighbor recommended Jacueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs as one of the best books she’s read The book cover boasts uotes from The New York Times “Be prepared to be astonished” NPR “A uirky literary creation” and Alexander McCall Smith “A real gift” Naturally I had high expectationsMaisie Dobbs is a detecti


  7. says:

    This is a wonderful book I’m happy that it’s the first book in a series because I’m eager to continue and read the rest of the books Wonderful characters Maisie and many other characters seem so much like real people The story was great There is a lot of absolutely brilliant humor This book is not even close to being


  8. says:

    This is a story about a cute clever and plucky young woman named Maisie Dobbs Maisie is setting up her own private investigation practice in London The year is 1929 and everyone we meet is still coping with the effects of the world war including MaisieMaisie has a cute and charming way of talking with people and getting them


  9. says:

    PERFECT AS GUNS OF AUGUSTThe first chapter of this book is perfect just as the first paragraph of Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August is considered by some the finest in the English language CAME IN A DAYDREAMThe rest of Maisie Dobbs is magical too Unlike anything I had ever read and I was already a veteran of historical fic


  10. says:

    I love this book I listened to the audiobook It's beautifully done I am going right into book 2 I'm already attached to the characters


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