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Monday, April 07, 2008

Messenger of Truth

by Jacqueline Winspear

Book four in the Maisie Dobbs Mystery series is every bit as good as the others and there's more tension and suspense. Maisie is called upon to discover if the accident that killed an artist was really an accident or if it was murder. In her pursuit to find the truth, she questions her motives in becoming a private investigator. In the end she does uncover the truth of the accident and discovers some things about herself as well.

I liked this passage towards the end of the book:
The sea lapped even closer; though Maisie remained in place, her hands holding her collar to protect her neck. It's because it's the beginning, and also the end. That was what she loved about the place where the water met the land - the promise of something fresh, a suggestion that, even if what is happening now is to be suffered, there is an end and a beginning. I could sail away on that beginning, thought Maisie.
I already have book five and I've added it to my list for the Cardathon Challenge so I'll be able to read it in the near future.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I haven't read any of the Maisie Dobbs books, but I think that I would like to. I've heard good things about them.

jenclair said...

I really liked this one because Maisie is beginning to grow and open up. I loved the fact that the art had an effect on her and "the promise of something fresh" that results from investigating and solving this case.

Kay said...

I'm very much looking forward to continuing with this series. Thanks for the quote. It was lovely!

Tricia said...

I loved this book. Thank you for the quote. It was nice to remember again and reminds me why I love this series!

SuziQoregon said...

Good to hear the series is holding up. I hope to get to #3 sometime soon.

Darla D said...

I love this series - my favorite series are ones like this one. It has compelling stories that stand alone, but each book adds depth to the characters and the events of their lives. Thanks for reminding me to look out for new ones in the series!

Anglers Rest said...

I didn't realize that book 4 was published, another added to Amazon. I really enjoy the series.