In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
February 27, 2018
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062436627

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About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

Reviews

"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
"A series that seems to get better with every entry."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
"With clarity and economy, Winspear lays the historical groundwork.... The setting matters, but what may matter more is the lovely, sometimes poetic way Winspear pushes her heroine forward.... May she shine on the literary scene for many books to come."--Robin Bianco, USA Today, 3.5 out of 4 stars
"While Winspear maintains her focus on the volunteers and charitable organizations involved in their rescue and relocation, her portraits of individual evacuees like Anna, a homeless waif so traumatized she has stopped speaking, are enough to break your heart."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
"With authority and compassion, Winspear excels at captivating plotting, authentic casting and refined prose. Superlative crime fiction that breaks the boundaries of the genre, In This Grave Hour portrays a past that reverberates in the present."--Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Winspear's compelling series entry feels very timely in light of our current political climate over issues of refugees and immigration. Fans will line up to get this installment, but it also serves as a good introduction for new readers."--Library Journal, starred review
"A fine novel, written with Winspear's sure hand and ability to meld historical events into an engaging crime narrative. Fans will savor this one as they anticipate what Maisie will do in WWII."--David Pitt, Booklist
"Maisie Dobbs might be classified as a secret weapon judging by her courage and fierce determination as she plunges into wars.... Winspear has created a vivid niche."--Muriel Dobbin, Washington Times
"Winspear conveys compassion and grief so well that it's hard for readers to not relate to the characters and what they're experiencing, even if they've not shared the exact circumstances.... Readers who like straightforward whodunits can also expect satisfaction. Ditto anyone who enjoys the rich character development and exploration of important life issues."--Carolyn Haley, New York Journal of Books
"Although In This Grave Hour is a well-realized historical novel... many of the issues it raises continue to hold currency today.... And, of course, Maisie, with her quiet competence and unfailing compassion, continues to be one of the most interesting and resilient characters in mystery fiction."--Norah Piehl, Bookreporter