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Critical Praise

“A series that seems to get better with each entry.”

—Wall Street Journal

“This 11th entry in the Maisie Dobbs series, with enough backstory to stand alone, shows the same meticulous research that grounds these books so firmly in their time and place, along with moving life changes that further humanize the intrepid protagonist. Another winner from Winspear.”

—Booklist, starred review

“Winspear elegantly weaves historical events with Maisie’s own suffering --- the bombing of Guernica is particularly well-done --- all while constructing an engaging whodunit. Fans of this long-running series will welcome Maisie’s return in this 11th installment while feeling the pain of her losses as deeply as if they were their own.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“A superb series.”

—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“There’s something exceptionally comforting about becoming enthralled with a new heroine, to whom a reader can return in an ongoing series. But she must be complex, and not annoy. Depth is mandatory. I’ve found this in Maisie Dobbs…To our delight, Winspear is a prodigious researcher, whose care for detail helps her spin intricate, pointed stories…For as long as each novel lasts, we live in Maisie’s suspenseful, intelligent world.”

—Cleveland Plain Dealer