In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Author Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN-10 0062436600
ISBN-13 9780062436603
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Harper
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A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle hardened as Lisbeth Salander Maureen Corrigan NPR s Fresh Air on Maisie DobbsSunday September 3rd 1939 At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britains declaration of war with Germany a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs flat to await her return Dr Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy some twenty three years earlier during the Great War In a London shadowed by barrage balloons bomb shelters and the threat of invasion within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the last war a new kind of refugee an evacuee from London appears in Maisie s life The little girl billeted at Maisies home in Kent does not or cannot speak and the authorities do not know who the child belongs to or who might have put her on the Operation Pied Piper evacuee train They know only that her name is Anna As Maisies search for the killer escalates the country braces for what is to come Britain is approaching its gravest hour and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own

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