Maisie Dobbs #8
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Featuring: Maisie Dobbs
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Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Mystery Historical
Maisie Dobbs's first assignment for the British Secret
Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor—and
leads to the investigation of a web of activities being
conducted by the emerging Nazi Party.
In the summer
of 1932, Maisie Dobbs's career takes an exciting new turn
when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by
Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service.
Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private
college in Cambridge to monitor any activities "not in the
interests of His Majesty's government."
college's controversial pacifist founder and principal,
Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand
back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Stratton spearhead the
investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the
circumstances of Liddicote's death appear inextricably
linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and
students under her surveillance.
To unravel this web,
Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover
shameful hidden truths about Britain's conduct during the
Great War, and face off against the rising powers of the
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the
Nazi Party—in Britain.
As the storm clouds of World
War II gather on the horizon, this pivotal chapter in the
life of Maisie Dobbs foreshadows new challenges and powerful
enemies facing the psychologist and investigator—and will
engage new readers and loyal fans of this "outstanding"
series (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).
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