Elegy for Eddie (Paperback)
A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Harper Perennial, 9780062049582, 368pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
April 2012 Indie Next List
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The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an investigation into the killing of a local man from Maisie’s childhood neighborhood leads the sleuth from her own doorstep to London’s halls of power.
In this latest entry in Jacqueline Winspear’s acclaimed, bestselling mystery series—“less whodunits than why-dunits, more P.D. James than Agatha Christie” (USA Today)—Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet, a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power. Perfect for fans of A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, or other Maisie Dobbs mysteries—and an ideal place for new readers to enter the series—Elegy for Eddie is an incomparable work of intrigue and ingenuity, full of intimate descriptions and beautifully painted scenes from between the World Wars, from one of the most highly acclaimed masters of mystery, Jacqueline Winspear.
Praise For Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel…
“A detective series to savor.”
“A series that seems to get better with every entry.”
“When people ask me to recommend an author, one name consistently comes to mind: Jacqueline Winspear...Winspear chronicles the uncharted, sometimes rocky path chosen by her protagonist and delivers results that are educational, unique, and wonderful.”
“For as long as each novel lasts, we live in Maisie’s suspenseful, intelligent world.”
“[Catches] the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman.”
“Engages the mind and enriches the heart.”
“A heroine to cherish.”
“Terrific....Maisie is one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting.”
“For readers yearning for the calm and insightful intelligence of a main character like P.D. James’s Cordelia Gray, Maisie Dobbs is spot on.”
“Maisie Dobbs is a revelation.”
“Excellent….The involved plot is as good as any in the series, and the resolution is intelligently complex.”
“Like any typical PI, Maisie is preternaturally acute and given to noticing tiny details, but it’s her compassion that allows her to illuminate some of the most pressing and staggeringly painful issues of her day, delivering unexpected answers and sense of peace to her clients-and her readers.”
“Reading Jacqueline Winspear’s Elegy for Eddie, the solid-gold ninth installment in a wonderful mystery series that shows no signs of flagging, you can’t help thinking that her nurse-turned psychologist-turned sleuth would make an ideal PBS heroine.”
“A work of great humanity and a stellar entry in a superb series.”