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  • 0 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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15 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library M WIN (Text) 33500013371067 New Checked out 04/30/2021
Fosston Public Library M WIN (Text) 33500013371075 New Checked out 05/12/2021
Hallock Public Library WIN (Text) 35500006453524 New Checked out 05/01/2021
Warroad Public Library WIN (Text) 35500006453516 New In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9780062868022
  • ISBN: 0062868020
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: The American agent.
Summary, etc.:
September 1941. Delivery boy Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. He waits until the coast is clear... but arrives at the delivery address to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed by the police Freddie turns to Maisie Dobbs. She believes the boy, but must maintain extreme caution: she is working secretly for the Special Operations Executive, assessing candidates for crucial work with the French resistance. Soon she is pulled into the orbit of a man who has his own reasons to kill. Reasons that go back to the last war - and could hold disastrous consequences for all involved. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
    *Starred Review* Maisie Dobbs is by now a beloved old friend to Winspear's loyal readers, who will welcome her sixteenth wartime adventure (after The American Agent, 2019). The fast-paced tale opens with runner Freddie—one of the boys employed to sprint through the streets of London with messages—witnessing a brutal murder. Maisie excels at creating family from acquaintances, and soon Freddie and his kin are part of her brood, lovingly tended as she continues her clandestine WWII work and on-the-side investigations into the killing and other knotty situations. Winspear never sugarcoats the horrors of war, and alongside the camaraderie shown by these characters and the Londoners surrounding them she delivers terrible truths that must be endured. There's romance here, too, with Maisie's handsome American beau, Mark Scott, dashing in and out of London on his own often-secret work. More than in previous books, Maisie is growing tired of the constant blows to her circle and the uncertainties of life in wartime, with Winspear successfully showing a more melancholy side to her steadfast heroine. Fans of the series will need no encouragement to try this, and they'll be thrilled with the ending; also recommend it as a less-weighty read-alike for Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See (2014). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Secret service > Fiction.
Undercover operations > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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