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Pardonable Lies

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Maisie Dobbs Novels (Volume 3)

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Pardonable Lies

Pardonable Lies

About This Book

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

Page Count
352
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On Sale
04/01/2007

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In the third novel of this bestselling series from, 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.

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 Jacqueline Winspear's 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).

Imprint Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

ISBN

9781429900997

Reading Guide

In The News

“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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