It’s another mystery

The last time I wrote, I promised some fiction for my next post, and I have to say, I have discovered a wonderful mystery writer. A couple of my colleagues here at the library recommended Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series to me. I’m hooked.
The books are set in England, and the one I am currently reading takes place after World War I in the early 1930s. This book , The Mapping of Love and Death, is not the first in the series, so I will definitely go back and start at the beginning of the series after I am finished. From what I understand, the back story is that Maisie served as a nurse during the war, and then opened her own detective agency, taking over from her mentor, Dr. Maurice Blanche.
In the volume I am reading, Maisie is working to unravel the mystery surrounding a death that took place quite a few years before. There’s no blood and gore component to this one so far, so those that prefer their mysteries “cozy” will be fine with this one.
I think what grabbed me, in addition to the recommendations of friends who know me, is that the covers are all these wonderful art deco style drawings of Maisie. I am captivated by posters in that style and from that era, so the books caught my eye. I know, I know—don’t judge a book by its cover. But there it is, and I stand by it.

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