PARDONABLE LIES.

Winspear, Jacqueline.

ISBN 10: 0805078975 / ISBN 13: 9780805078978
Published by New York: Henry Holt - Picador, (2005.) dj, 2005
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The third book in this award winning series, set in early 1930's England still suffering from the effects of the Great War. Maisie, who has journeyed from a 13 year housemaid to a student at Cambridge and a nurse in the war, is now working as a private investigator. The first book in this series was an Edgar Award and Agatha Award finalist for Best Novel, winner of the Alex Award of the American Library Association, New York Times Notable Book of the Year and more, and the most recent title in the series was awarded the 2006 Macavity Award. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. Near fine in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name). Bookseller Inventory # 43995

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Title: PARDONABLE LIES.

Publisher: New York: Henry Holt - Picador, (2005.) dj

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot’s death

 

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe. Every once in a while, a detective bursts on the scene who captures readers’ hearts—and imaginations—and doesn’t let go. And so it was with Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs, who made her debut just two years ago in the eponymously titled first book of the series, and is already on her way to becoming a household name.

 

A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world.

 

In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war—one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton.

 

Following on the heels of the triumphant Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies is the most compelling installment yet in the chronicles of Maisie Dobbs, “a heroine to cherish” (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review).

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Jacqueline Winspear is the author of three previous novels, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather and Pardonable Lies. Maisie Dobbs won the Agatha, Alex and Macavity Awards, and Birds of a Feather won the Agatha Award. Originally from the U.K., Winspear now lies in California.

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