Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Novels)

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Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist--and World War I veteran--in the fourth entry in the bestselling series


London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a infamous figure in her own right, isn't convinced.


When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out a fellow graduate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world.


In Messenger of Truth, Maisie once again uncovers the perilous legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself. But to solve the mystery of Nick's death, Maisie will have to keep her head as the forces behind the artist's fall come out of the shadows to silence her.


Following on the bestselling Pardonable Lies, Jacqueline Winspear delivers another vivid, thrilling, and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

 

About Jacqueline Winspear

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Jacqueline Winspear is the author of An Incomplete Revenge—a New York Times bestseller—and four other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co.. 337 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And even Georgina, a writer whom Maisie learns has been involved in a secret affair with Nick’s American patron—had recently been particularly competitive with her twin.

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Another thing that I love about the series is the way each case affects Masie.

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Award-winning author Jacqueline Winspear will likely garner more laurels with Messenger of Truth, the outstanding fourth mystery to feature psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs.

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In this installment of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series, Maisie is investigating the death of a well-known artist, who apparently fell from a scaffold while preparing his latest exhibit.

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When people ask me to recommend an author, one name consistently comes to mind: Jacqueline Winspear.Winspear writes a mystery series set in post-World War I London featuring a psychologist and investigator named Maisie Dobbs.Messenger of Truth is the fourth book in the series, following Maisie Do...

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Controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope is found dead the night before his latest work was about to go on exhibition.

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Hired to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Nick Bassington-Hope, an artist of some renown, Maisie must determine why, if his death wasn't accidental, someone would want him dead.

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Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist--and World War I veteran--in the fourth entry in the bestselling series set in 1931 London.

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