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Winspear, Jacqueline 1955-

Overview
Works: 110 works in 1,113 publications in 10 languages and 53,069 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories, English  Novels  Spy fiction  War fiction  Domestic fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PR6123.I575, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Jacqueline Winspear
 
Most widely held works by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs : a novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

68 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge, where Maisie planned to complete her education. The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie trained as a nurse, then left for France to serve at the Front, where she found -- and lost -- an important part of herself. Ten years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful, and truth elusive. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something very different. In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a working farm known as The Retreat, that acts as a convalescent refuge for ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat, she must finally confront the ghost that has haunted her for over a decade
Journey to Munich : a novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square -- a place of many memories -- she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie -- who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter -- to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie's travel plans. Her nemesis -- the man she holds responsible for her husband's death -- has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers -- and finds herself questioning whether it's time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas
Birds of a feather : a novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maisie Dobbs is hired to find the missing daughter of a wealthy grocery magnate, she discovers that three of the heiress's friends have died violently, leading her to investigate the connection between the disappearance and the murders
An incomplete revenge : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 2,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary psychologist and investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community involving mysterious fires, petty crimes, and the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid
Among the mad by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale
A lesson in secrets : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie Dobbs' first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a murderous web of activities being conducted by the up-and-coming Nazi party
Pardonable lies : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

48 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologist-sleuth Maisie Dobbs is called in by Sir Cecil Lawton to investigate the mystery behind the death of his wife's aviator son during World War I, a mission that brings her face to face with a college friend with ties to the missing pilot
Messenger of truth : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931 London, when artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death before the opening of an exhibition of his work and police refuse to investigate, his journalist sister Georgina enlists the aid of psychologist Maisie Dobbs to uncover the truth
Leaving everything most loved : a novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

35 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1933. Two months after the body of an Indian woman named Usha Pramal is found in the brackish water of a South London canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs to find out the truth about her death. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, evidence indicates that they failed to conduct a full and thorough investigation
A dangerous place : a novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

29 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability, and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England, her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger. But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn't ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, "You will be alone in a most dangerous place," she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie's arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar's Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on "the Rock"--Arguably Britain's most important strategic territory -- and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way
The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death--an investigation that leads her to a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse"--Provided by publisher
The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management--a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines, and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. Even Tom's fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia's mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?"--
In this grave hour : a novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

27 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead. But when she stumbles on the deaths of a group of refugees, Maisie suspects the enemy may be closer than anyone knows
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Set in London between the two world wars
To die but once : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Book )

20 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring, 1940. Following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs has been investigating the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. Her investigation leads from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld's most powerful men. 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. Meanwhile, the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France causes one of Maisie's friends to make a decision that will change his life
Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Recording )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacqueline Winspear's beloved gumshoe, Maisie Dobbs, returns to solve another befuddling case. On Christmas Eve in 1931, Maisie Dobbs observes a man take his own life on the streets of London. The morning after, the Prime Minister's office is sent a letter endangering the lives of many people if certain orders aren't met. Shockingly, Maisie's name is written on the list
Pardonable lies : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Recording )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novice gumshoe Maisie Dobbs receives her first big break when a man hires her to spy on his adulterous wife. However, Maisie soon finds herself with a homicide case after gaining access to a secretive community of World War I veterans that may have played a part in a young soldier's mysterious death. As Maisie digs a little deeper into the night lives of the late Roaring Twenties, she discovers some very sinister secrets
An incomplete revenge : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear( Recording )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary psychologist and investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community involving mysterious fires, petty crimes, and the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear( Recording )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded WWI veterans
A dangerous place by Jacqueline Winspear( Recording )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gilbraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril
 
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Maisie Dobbs : a novel
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Birds of a feather : a novelAn incomplete revenge : a Maisie Dobbs novelAmong the madA lesson in secrets : a Maisie Dobbs novelPardonable lies : a Maisie Dobbs novelMessenger of truth : a Maisie Dobbs novelThe mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novelAmong the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel
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Jacqueline Winspear Brits schrijfster

Jacqueline Winspear English writer

Jacqueline Winspear scrittrice inglese

וינספיר, ג'קלין 1955-

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