Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
London 1931. When controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope is found dead, the police believe it is an open and shut case and his death from a fall is recorded as �accidental’. But his sister is not convinced, so she turns to Maisie Dobbs for help, drawn by the investigator’s growing reputation for her unique methods of solving crimes.
Moving from the desolate beaches of the English coast to the dark underbelly of post-war London, and full of intriguing characters, Maisie’s new investigation entertains and enthrals at every turn.
Charming sleuth Maisie Dobbs returns in her fourth mystery, investigating a mysterious death in the art world of 1930s London
'In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been created - she has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is!' -- Alexander McCall Smith 'The British counterpart to Alexander McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' -- Associated Press 'Immensely readable ... a vivid new addition to crime fiction' -- Daily Mail 'A heroine to cherish' -- New York Times 'A fine new sleuth for the twenty-first century' -- Elizabeth George 'Even if detective stories aren't your thing, you'll love Maisie Dobbs' -- New Woman 'A new Maisie Dobbs mystery is always a cause for celebration! 'Messenger of Truth' is fiendishly entertaining' -- Time Out
Jacqueline Winspear was born and grew up in Kent. The Maisie Dobbs mysteries have won acclaim from readers and reviewers alike, and have been nominated for many awards. The first three novels in the series, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather and Pardonable Lies are available now in paperback, published by John Murray.