’Good morning, Miss Bassington-'ope. Come on in out of that cold." Billy Beale, Maisie Dobbs's assistant, stood by the door to the first-floor office as Maisie allowed the visitor to ascend the stairs before her.
"Thank you." Georgina Bassington-Hope glanced at the man, and thought his smile to be infectious, his eyes kind.
"I've brewed a fresh pot of tea for us."
"Thank you, Billy, that will be just the ticket, it's brassy out there today." Maisie smiled in return at Billy as she directed Georgina into the room.
Three chairs had been
Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jacqueline Winspear's historical mystery novel Messenger of Truth, book 4 in her Maisie Dobbs series. London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister Georgina isn't so sure. When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out an old classmate from Girton College, M