Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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April 2012
Winspear's latest may be her best, as the indomitable Maisie Dobbs takes on a case dear to her heart. When simple and kind Eddie is killed, his friends refuse to believe his death was accidental and hire Maisie to get to the bottom of the matter. Maisie knew them all, including Eddie, as a child, and she feels compelled to help. As she delves deeper into the mystery of who would want to kill a gentle horse whisperer, she finds herself brushing up against some of the highest political powers and following leads that get more and more personal. -- Flannery Fitch, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA


Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden—sellers of fruits and vegetables on the London streets—Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. So who would want to kill him . . . and why?

Maisie Dobbs's father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, and she remembers Eddie fondly. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death. Maisie's search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth leads her to unexpected places and people: to a callous press baron; to a has been politician named Winston Churchill; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk everything to see justice done.

About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other nationally bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was a New York Times Notable Book. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

Praise for Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel…

eoeLong before the Downton Abbey craze, Jacqueline Winspear was writing remarkable mysteries about life in England circa WWI.e
-New York Journal of Books

-People (3 out of 4 stars)

eoeA detective series to savor.e
-Johanna McGeary, Time

eoeA series that seems to get better with every entry.e
-Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

eoeWhen people ask me to recommend an author, one name consistently comes to mind: Jacqueline Winspear...Winspear chronicles the uncharted, sometimes rocky path chosen by her protagonist and delivers results that are educational, unique, and wonderful.e
-Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

eoeFor as long as each novel lasts, we live in Maisiee(TM)s suspenseful, intelligent world.e
-Evelyn Theiss, Cleveland Plain Dealer

eoe[Catches] the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman.e
-Chicago Tribune

eoeEngages the mind and enriches the heart.e
-Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch

eoeA heroine to cherish.e
-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

eoeTerrific....Maisie is one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting.e

eoeFor readers yearning for the calm and insightful intelligence of a main character like P.D. Jamese(TM)s Cordelia Gray, Maisie Dobbs is spot on.e
-Hallie Ephron, Boston Globe

eoeMaisie Dobbs is a revelation.e
-Alexander McCall Smith

eoeExcellente.The involved plot is as good as any in the series, and the resolution is intelligently complex.e
-Publishers Weekly

eoeLike any typical PI, Maisie is preternaturally acute and given to noticing tiny details, but ite(TM)s her compassion that allows her to illuminate some of the most pressing and staggeringly painful issues of her day, delivering unexpected answers and sense of peace to her clients-and her readers.e
-Nathalie Gorman, O, the Oprah Magazine

eoeReading Jacqueline Winspeare(TM)s Elegy for Eddie, the solid-gold ninth installment in a wonderful mystery series that shows no signs of flagging, you cane(TM)t help thinking that her nurse-turned psychologist-turned sleuth would make an ideal PBS heroine.e
-Robert Bianco, USA Today

eoeA work of great humanity and a stellar entry in a superb series.e
-Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Product Details ISBN-10: 0062049585
ISBN-13: 9780062049582
Published: Harper Perennial
Pages: 368
Language: English