Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 book 88

Jacqueline Winspear's A Lesson in Secrets
In this Maisie Dobbs book, our heroine is sent undercover to be a lecturer at a university and look for anti-British sentiment. I've said it before and I'm sure will say it again--authors can be really heavy-handed talking about politics when they're writing historical stuff set in the 1930s. Can Maisie really be that prescient, even if she is a super-intuitive genius detective? Not that any of that is really relevant to the story--that stuff is just hard to do subtly. This was another readable one. B/B+.

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