The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear
(Maisie Dobbs, Book 7)

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In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse.

August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action.

April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.

Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet 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 January 1, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 368 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sixteen years after he enlisted in the Royal Engineers and was declared missing somewhere in France, American cartographer Michael Clifton’s remains and few possessions are dug up by a farmer in the Somme Valley, setting his parents on a quest to find the author of the surviving love letters sign...

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Stalwart female detective Maisie Dobbs finds love and maybe happiness in this account of what it was like to live in a world where it was bad enough to be a woman, but worse to have not been born into the upper ranks of British society.

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Tampa Bay Times

Maisie Dobbs, the brave, insightful and compassionate protagonist of Jacqueline Winspear's mystery series, has a lock on the hearts of readers as well as the men who would be her suitors.

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His wealthy Bostonian parents recover a cache of love letters and a journal, and hire Maisie to find the “English nurse” who loved their son — though the elderly Edward Clifton also knows that the autopsy points to Michael’s murder before the artillery strike.

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Michael’s parents hire Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private inquiry agent, to look into their son’s last days.

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