Pardonable Lies

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Maisie Dobbs Novels (Volume 3)

Jacqueline Winspear

Henry Holt and Co.

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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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The young policewoman stood in the corner of the room. Plain whitewashed walls, a heavy door, a wooden table with two chairs, and one small window with frosted glass rendered the room soulless. It was a cold afternoon and she’d been in the corner since coming on duty two hours ago, her only company the rumpled and bent girl sitting in the chair that faced the wall. Others had come into the room to sit in the second chair: first, Detective Inspector Richard Stratton, with Detective Sergeant Caldwell standing behind him; then Stratton standing while a doctor from the Maudsley Hospital

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jacqueline Winspear's historical mystery novel Pardonable Lies. In the third novel of the bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful World War I 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 ima

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"In Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear has given us a real gift. Maisie Dobbs has not been createdshe has been discovered. Such people are always there amongst us, waiting for somebody like Ms. Winspear to come along and reveal them. And what a revelation it is!"—Alexander McCall Smith
 
“Startlingly original . . . A deft debut novel . . . Be prepared to be astonished.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“Surprisingly fresh . . . Believable and compelling.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“A sleuth to treasure.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

 

"Her books are less whodunits than why-dunits, more P.D. James than Agatha Christie. Although the plots center on solving murders, the crimes are rooted in the turmoil and enormous social changes created by the First World War."—USA Today

 

“A detective series to savor.”—Time



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Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of two previous Maisie Dobbs novels, Maisie Dobbs and Birds of a Feather, both BookSense selections. A New York Times Notable Book, Maisie Dobbs has been nominated for seven awards, including the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Novel. The novel won the Agatha and Macavity Awards, as well as the Alex Award for an adult novel suitable for young adults. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in Southern California.

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Pardonable Lies
A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Jacqueline Winspear

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Agatha Awards - Nominee, Macavity Award - Winner

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April 2007
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August 2005
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