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The American agent. #15 / Jacqueline Winspear.

Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library LARGE PRINT M WIN (Text) 33500013048269 New Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site LARGE PRINT M WIN (Text) 33500013048277 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062888037
  • ISBN: 006288803X
  • Physical Description: 493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, "one of the great fictional heroines" (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice--Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler's Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon's death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend--and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    The London blitz is the backdrop to Winspear's latest as the inimitable Maisie Dobbs investigates the death of Catherine Saxon, an intrepid American journalist determined to document wartime Britain's hardships for the folks back home. Saxon and Dobbs are kindred spirits—both struggle to make it in a man's world, and both are putting a brave face on their recovery from heartbreak. Dobbs' hunt for the killer, aided by the dashing agent of the book's title, is a lesson in English gentility; Winspear also offers an intriguing view of the WWII propaganda machine that sought to convince Americans to join the fray. The historical descriptions are sometimes stiff, as when characters discuss at length conditions that the other party in the conversation would already know about, but, overall, this is an immersive tale of wartime grit and grief. Fans of the series won't be disappointed; the book can also cross over to historical-mystery buffs and devotees of British detective shows. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Fiction.
Women private investigators > Fiction.
Journalists > Crimes against > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional.
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.

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