An Incomplete Revenge

An Incomplete Revenge

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Undertaking a routine investigation into a potential land purchase, Maisie Dobbs arrives in rural Kent, only to be confronted by a number of mysterious fires, a series of petty crimes, and other odd, potentially dangerous occurrences.

With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest-time--even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a war-time Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases. Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this latest installment of the bestselling series is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.

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In the midst of the hop-picking season in the village of Heronsdene, Kent, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, undertakes an assignment from James Compton, son of her long-time supporter, Lady Rowan Compton, to look into aspects of a land purchase on his behalf.

Quickly drawn into the local community, with its prejudices against the seasonal workers from London and the traveling gypsies who flock to Kent at harvest-time, Maisie soon becomes involved in an effort to discover the source of petty crime in the area, as well as a spate of fires that has blighted Heronsdene for years.

As she is pulled deeper into the investigation, Maisie is increasingly intrigued by the peculiar mood of melancholy and secrecy that shrouds the village, a feeling that is inflamed by the villagers' fear — but just what has caused them to be so afraid? The beloved sleuth must draw on all her training and experience to discover the truth in this gripping, atmospheric installment of the best-selling series.

A Macmillan Audio production.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c 2008
ISBN: 9780792753100
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital


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JCLJoyceM Feb 23, 2018

I’ve read the first Maisie Dobbs and several later ones. This is one of the best as Maisie immerses herself in the lives of gypsies and gains their trust. It is fall hop-picking time, and villagers are excessively distrustful of the gypsies and outsiders from London who provide seasonal labor. They also are quite unflustered about fires that plague the area each year at this time. Orlagh Cassidy again provides splendid narration of male and female characters.

Jun 10, 2012

I am a Maisie Dobbs fan and can't believe she hasn't appeared on Masterpiece Mystery yet. This book continues the crucial transition/healing that Maisie has been progressing through. And Winspear makes it all very compelling to follow along as she reveal an interesting tidbit about Maisie's heritage and she says a final goodbye to her first love. I could do without the divining rods and references to second sight. I like Maisie smart and insightful, no magic needed. Good book, the author does her regular great job of giving you a strong sense of time and place.


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