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Maisie Dobbs

To Die but Once

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

About the Book

Maisie Dobbs—one of the most complex and admirable characters in contemporary fiction (Richmond Times Dispatch)—faces danger and intrigue on the home front during World War II.

During the months following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.

Maisie’s investigation leads her from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld’s most powerful men, in a case that serves as a reminder of the inextricable link between money and war. Yet when a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future—and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality.

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Critical Praise

“Winspear has created another rich reading experience for Maisie’s many fans, but this title could be seen as entry point for new fans as well. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy a thoughtful mystery.” —Library Journal, starred review

“In addition to providing a very good mystery, Winspear does a smashing job describing the bravery exhibited by everyday Britons as the fear of invasion becomes ever more real.” —Kirkus

“In Winspear’s skilled hands, the storyline shimmers with intelligence, the Third Reich setting simmers with evil, and the author’s silken prose sweeps the reader from page to page. But towering above all the novel’s assets is Maisie herself…. ‘Journey to Munich’ soars with class and courage, heart and humanity.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on Journey to Munich

“Paints a keen picture of a woman and a country struggling to remain calm in the face of sweeping changes.... Deftly blending historical detail with taut suspense and her usual thoughtful exploration of Maisie’s inner life, Winspear turns in another satisfying entry in her beloved series.” —Shelf Awareness on Journey to Munich

“Maisie Dobbs has found herself another war…. Sizzling.” —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review on Journey to Munich

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062436634
  • ISBN 10: 0062436635
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 03/27/2018
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: 34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Historical

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