Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear (2004), 309 pages
This is the second book in the Maisie Dobbs series, following the eponymous Maisie Dobbs.
Birds of a Feather opens in the spring of 1930, as Maisie Dobbs, a London “psychologist and investigator,” is hired to find a runaway heiress. As she searches for clues in the missing-person case, Dobbs learns more about herself and the post-war world. She also uncovers unsettling information about a person in her life. Oh, and don’t forget the much more series case she stumbles upon.
Still good writing, still a compelling story and real, sympathetic characters.
I’m not quite as enthusiastic upon finishing this volume as I was about the first one. That may be because I had so much higher expectations going into this one, though. That certainly doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy this book; I plan on diving straight into the rest of the series.
I am really drawn to books set in London in this time period right now.
The entire series and its order (so far):
1. Maisie Dobbs (2003)
2. Birds of a Feather (2004)
3. Pardonable Lies (2005)
4. Messenger of Truth (2006)
5. An Incomplete Revenge (2008 )
6. Among the Mad (February 2009)
The Written World
Edited to add: The Tome Traveller is holding a giveaway for the most recent book in this series, Among the Mad! Contest ends at midnight Eastern time on March 9.
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