To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs Series #14)

To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs Series #14)

by Jacqueline Winspear

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Overview

Finalist for the Inaugural Sue Grafton Memorial Award

Maisie Dobbs—one of the most complex and admirable characters in contemporary fiction (Richmond Times Dispatch)—faces danger and intrigue on the home front during World War II.

During the months following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.

Maisie’s investigation leads her from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld’s most powerful men, in a case that serves as a reminder of the inextricable link between money and war. Yet when a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future—and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062436641
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: Maisie Dobbs Series , #14
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 15,354
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

Hometown:

Ojai, California

Date of Birth:

April 30, 1955

Place of Birth:

Weald of Kent, England

Education:

The University of London¿s Institute of Education

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To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs Series #14) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe i have learned more history lessons from these boo.ks than i did in years of studying history at school, at least from the personal and pracctical aspects
Delphimo 3 days ago
My journey with Maisie Dobbs draws to a close as I complete the books in this series. England braces for war, but so far, the war seems distant and non-existent until soldiers return from France and encounters with Germany. Jacqueline Winspear harangues on the greed, horror, and inhumanity of the war. The relationships of families and friends and enemies undercover the difficult times and the indirect casualties of the war. Winspear also displays the problems of women regarding rights and advantages. The story of Anna continues with a promise of hope and redemption.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book is mostly history with one murder added for flavor. I know the author is not adverse to killing off beloved characters so I feared greatly for the young men near and dear to Maisie but thankfully all survive. At least for now.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this series. always look forward to the next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all of the Maisie Dobbs books and this was one of the best. Novels about war-time England always appeal to me and Jacqueline Winspear knows how to bring that period in history to life.
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic Maisie Dobbs story. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. Ms. Winspear transported me right into the period of the book - the atmosphere, the facts, the people, ... it was all there. I love each and every one of the "Maisie" books. My only complaint? As always ... I now have to wait for the next book to be released. They are all great!! I love how I've gotten to know Maisie and all the other characters!
RealityChick More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Love the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Write on! I loved this book and the whole series.
KBrady More than 1 year ago
Rehash. Really. We may have to wait two years to get another GOOD Maisie Dobbs book One year just gives you about 1/3 new material. Not interested in re reading about old cases, need some new material.
Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
TO DIE BUT ONCE So nice to rejoin Maisie Dobbs, friends, and family. I’ve missed them. Jacqueline Winspear’s writing flows so easily, and I care so much about the characters, that the rest of the world falls away as trouble gets sorted. Evacuated children are returning to London as the “Boor War” continues uneventfully, but events are coming, and Anna is settled in and not going anywhere. Her gran told her “the lady wants you” and so does everyone else at Chelstone, including the dogs and pony. Even measles isn’t going to hold her down for long in a healthy environment filled with love. In the more dangerous world of adults, there is fireproof paint for airfields,, as well as parachutists injured and killed, soldiers stranded in France, and young men wanting to grow up too fast and take on challenges they can’t envision. Add to that secrets, spies, and rationing — Maisie will have to give up driving, but has just enough gas rations left for . . . ah, but that would be telling. You’ll get no spoilers from me. Do read the book . . . or if you are a stickler for reading a series in order, start with Maisie Dobbs and read all the good books that come between. New word, nous = slang, practical knowledge
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and thought this was an excellent story. I am normally not a person that is at all interested in any kind of story with war as a backdrop but Winspear is an exception because her characters are interesting, the tale is woven with some thought and creativity. It gives you insight to another time and place, it is realistic but does not leave you depressed, there is humanity, hope, and beauty as well, I like that balance. The only bad thing is I will have to wait another year for a new book to come out. It will be worth the wait I'm sure as all of hers have been and I can highly recommend her books to other readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a hint of more to come. Go Maisie!