“If you are a reader who, like me, enjoys following a fictional character through a series, you will want to investigate Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs novels. I am glad that I did not discover Winspear’s smart, 1930s nurse-turned-investigator/psychologist until recently, because waiting for more would have been torture. To my delight, there are 18 engrossing mysteries in the series so far, and I am only on number eight, ‘A Lesson in Secrets.’ These are captivating, whip-smart historical tales, and Winspear is such a great storyteller I cannot imagine growing tired of following this strong woman protagonist as she moves forward through time.” – CHRISTINE PALMER, Portland

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