Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 book 84

Jacqueline Winspear's The Mapping of Love and Death
One of the things I like best about the Maisie Dobbs series--besides the historical setting and the interesting protagonist--is how Winspear makes some part of the mystery easy to figure out, but withholds some information until the big reveal at the end. It's rare for an author to so blatantly keep secrets from the reader, and it does make me more excited to see how things will play out. Anyway. In this one, Maisie is hired to find out about the death of an American cartographer who volunteered for the British--and to find the woman with whom he shared a wartime romance. Plus there's all the other interesting stuff going on in Maisie's life (yet another reason I like this series). A-.

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