The retro style covers of Jaqueline Winspear's detective series featuring Maisie Dobbs catch my eye every time a new addition arrives at the library. We travel with Maisie working in service at 13 to becoming a WWI field nurse, and finally becoming private detective. I was wrapped up in the plot from the beginning, it is a blend of Downton Abbey and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Maisie is sharp as a tack, and uses many unusual techniques she learned from her mentor to solve the problems put in her path. I picked it up this weekend, and the minute I finished I picked up the second book in the series.
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