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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear

To like this book I think you have to like Maisie, and I really don't.


The “mystery” itself takes a backseat in this book. The bulk of the story describes Maisie’s history - how she rose from humble beginnings, got educated at Cambridge, and finally opened her own investigative agency. But it read more like a catalog of events... first she did this, then she did that. The author writes as if the reader’s sympathy is a given, but I couldn’t get a satisfactory sense of her personality and never became invested in her as a character.


The books were recommended to my by a dear friend, so I may try the next in the series before giving up completely.