Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs)

This is a great series. Maisie Dobbs is a smart, intuitive and strong female character who uses body language and Eastern meditation to get to the heart of suspects' minds and motives. After serving as a nurse in the first World War and apprenticing under a the highly-respected government consultant, Maurice, Maisie is hanging out her own shingle as a "psychologist and investigator."

This first book is nicely done as two stories--that of Maisie's upbringing and of her coming of age during the Great War-- folded in to one and is also probably one of the best introductory books to a series I've read in a very long time.

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