Messenger of Truth

Messenger of Truth

Audiobook CD - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
London, 1931.          The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a controversial figure in her own right, isn't so sure.         When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out an old classmate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world.          Following up on the bestselling Pardonable Lies , Jacqueline Winspear here delivers another vivid, thrilling and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs.
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, p2006
ISBN: 9781593979713
1593979711
Branch Call Number: CD MF WINSPEAR
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Cassidy, Orlagh

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
r
RescueDog
Dec 16, 2018

I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the previous books. I’m interested in WWI, so maybe 1931 is too far removed for me? That said, The Great War is still involved in this story & I did learn things I didn’t know before. Maisie herself seemed less likable to me. The overall story she was hired to investigate was whether or not the artist was murdered & if so, by whom. I found that I didn’t really care very much. There was much darkness & very little light in this book. I needed some comic relief now & then. Maybe that was the point as Europe wasn’t very far away from the beginning of another world war.

j
Janetd
Nov 25, 2010

I love the Maise Dobbs series. They are mysteries (or probably a better description is detective stories) set in England. THe first book is set in 1929 or 30 and they go on from there chronologically. So far in the ones I've read there's always a connection to World War I and how those events continued to shape the lives of people for the next decades.

The books are well plotted, have strong ongoing character development, fascinating period details and lots of historical context. Plus some detective work, some romance and very little gore.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Arapahoe Libraries

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top