Among the Mad

Maisie Dobbs Novels (Volume 6)

Jacqueline Winspear

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic.” (The New York Times Book Review)

Christmas Eve, 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the Prime Minister’s office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met--and the writer mentions Maisie by name. Tapped by Scotland Yard’s elite Special Branch to be a special adviser on the case, Maisie is soon involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict destruction on thousands of innocent people.

In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

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Chapter One

Early September 1931

MaisieDobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, picked up her fountain pen to sign her name at the end of a final report that she and her assistant, Billy Beale, had worked late to complete the night before. Though the case was straightforward – a young man fraudulently using his uncle's good name to acquire all manner of goods and services, and an uncle keen to bring his nephew back on the straight and narrow without the police being notified – Maisie felt it was time for Billy to become more involved in the completion of a significant document

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jacqueline Winspear's historical mystery novel Among the Mad. In this thrilling novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, sleuth Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale. It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certa

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"Absorbing and exciting . . . a fast-breaking case that takes Maisie Dobbs from 10 Downing Street to the meanest of London hovels. The book’s puzzle is challenging, but what charms most is Dobbs herself . . . engaging."--The Wall Street Journal

"Maisie has only her considerable wits and empathic skill to help Scotland Yard identify the killer. The hunt gets the pulse racing, but the real draw is Maisie herself, a wonderfully nuanced character . . . . [an] engrossing mystery."--People ****

"[An] accomplished series . . . British mysteries of manners, highly evocative of place, often historical, with a compelling main character . . . Dobbs is intelligent, intuitive, and empathetic (she could be Clarice Starling’s prototype)."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Maisie Dobbs is a revelation."--Alexander McCall Smith

"With a plot that seems ripped from the headlines, a sympathetic and intriguing heroine and prose that leaves the reader marveling at her powers, Winspear has again created a work of great moral probity in which the horror is leavened--and perhaps even surpassed--by the author’s encompassing humanity."--Richmond Times-Dispatch


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Jacqueline Winspear

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR is the author of six Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs.

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Among the Mad
Jacqueline Winspear

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Macavity Award - Nominee

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
November 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312429256
ISBN10: 0312429258
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$16.00

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
February 2009
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427206053
ISBN10: 1427206058
5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 9:00
$39.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
February 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206060
ISBN10: 1427206066
Audio Run Time: 9:00
$19.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429919753
ISBN10: 1429919752
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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