Maisie Dobbs – Das Haus zur letzten Ruhe

Englands erste Detektivin ermittelt

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 368811163X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Hinter diesen Mauern lauert der Tod ... London 1929: Der Krieg scheint vergessen, und auch für Maisie Dobbs brechen neue Zeiten an. Aber dass eine junge Frau ihr eigenes Detektivbüro eröffnet, ist dann doch reichlich skandalös. Während der Ermittlung gegen eine vermeintliche Ehebrecherin treten die Schrecken der Vergangenheit erneut zutage. Maisie kommt einem Mann auf die Spur, der die Hilflosigkeit von Kriegsversehrten auf abscheuliche Weise ausnutzt. Unversehens gerät sie dabei selbst in höchste Gefahr ...

Maisie Dobbs

das Haus zur letzten Ruhe ; Roman

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805208192

Category:

Page: 351

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In this Grave Hour

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749021853

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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3rd September 1939. A Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ flat to await her return. Dr Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, during the Great War some twenty-three years earlier. In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the ‘last war’, an evacuee from London appears in Maisie’s life, bringing the current crisis close to home. As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come. Britain is approaching its gravest hour – and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own.

Leaving Everything Most Loved

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062049612

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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London, 1933. Two months after Usha Pramal's body is discovered in the waters of a city canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs for help. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, but evidence indicates they failed to conduct a full investigation. Usha had been staying at an ayah's hostel, a refuge for Indian women. As Maisie learns, Usha was different from the hostel's other residents. But with this discovery comes new danger, as a fellow lodger who was close to Usha is found murdered. As Maisie is pulled deeper into an unfamiliar yet captivating subculture, her investigation becomes clouded by the unfinished business of a previous case, and by a growing desire to see more of the world. At the same time, her lover, James Compton, gives her an ultimatum she cannot ignore. Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved signals a vital turning point in this remarkable series.

Elegy for Eddie

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062049593

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 384

In this latest entry in Jacqueline Winspear’s acclaimed, bestselling mystery series—“less whodunits than why-dunits, more P.D. James than Agatha Christie” (USA Today)—Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet, a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power. Perfect for fans of A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, or other Maisie Dobbs mysteries—and an ideal place for new readers to enter the series—Elegy for Eddie is an incomparable work of intrigue and ingenuity, full of intimate descriptions and beautifully painted scenes from between the World Wars, from one of the most highly acclaimed masters of mystery, Jacqueline Winspear.

To Die but Once

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062436651

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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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.

The American Agent

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062436694

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8822

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.

The Mapping of Love and Death

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061987875

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4069

In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse. August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action. April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love. Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

A Lesson in Secrets

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062079239

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is “a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Journey to Munich

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062220624

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7958

Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal). It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .

Zeit des Raben

ein Inspektor-Rutledge-Roman

Author: Charles Todd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453432383

Category:

Page: 430

View: 8354

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #4: Elegy for Eddie and Leaving Everything Most Loved

Books 9 and 10 in the New York Times Bestselling Series

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062365924

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7847

This eBook bundle includes books 9 & 10 in Jacqueline Winspear's New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series: Elegy for Eddie and Leaving Everything Most Loved.

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #3: The Mapping of Love and Death and A Lesson in Secrets

Books 7 and 8 in the New York Times Bestselling Series

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062354582

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8304

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #3: The Mapping of Love and Death and A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

Mord nach Strich und Faden

Kate Shackleton ermittelt

Author: Frances Brody

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732556204

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

View: 2677

Entdecken Sie England und die Zwanziger Jahre mit der charmanten Detektivin Kate Shackleton - beste Krimi-Unterhaltung für alle Fans von Ann Granger und M. C. Beaton Kate Shackleton liebt Rätsel. Und dank ihres wachen Verstands hat die junge Kriegswitwe noch jedes gelöst. Als eine Bekannte sie bittet, dem mysteriösen Verschwinden ihres Vaters auf den Grund zu gehen, sagt Kate sofort zu. Ihre Nachforschungen führen sie nach Bridgestead, ein idyllisches Dörfchen in Yorkshire, wo der Verschwundene eine Weberei leitete. Als Kate den Dorfbewohnern auf den Zahn fühlt, wird sie den Eindruck nicht los, dass hier etwas ganz gehörig faul ist: Wieso scheint niemand zu wollen, dass sie den Fall löst? Was verbergen die Dörfler? Auf der Suche nach Antworten gerät Kate ins Visier einer Person, die über Leichen geht, damit die Wahrheit nicht ans Licht kommt. "Kate Shackleton ist eine wundervolle Detektivin" Ann Granger

Knochenhaus

Author: Elly Griffiths

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644209219

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5623

Welche Geschichte erzählen die Kinderknochen, die zwischen Schutt und Schlamm auf einer Baustelle gefunden werden? Als werdender Mutter geht Ruth Galloway der grausige Fund unter die Haut. Bald stellt sich heraus, dass auf dem Gelände früher ein katholisches Waisenhaus stand. Was ist hinter den Mauern des Heims geschehen, aus dem vor über vierzig Jahren zwei Kinder spurlos verschwanden? Sind es womöglich ihre Knochen, die hier begraben liegen? Ruth ist wenig begeistert, als sie nach Monaten der Funkstille bei den Ermittlungen DCI Nelson wiederbegegnet. Schließlich hat er noch immer keinen Schimmer, dass sie ein Baby von ihm erwartet. Doch alles wird zur Nebensache, als der Fall das Ermittlerduo auf die Spur eines Mörders führt; eines Mörders, der sich lange Jahre im Schatten hielt, aber noch immer zu töten bereit ist, um sein Geheimnis zu bewahren ... «Schon nach zwei Büchern dieser packenden Krimireihe sind einem die beiden Hauptfiguren, die forensische Archäologin Ruth Galloway und DCI Nelson, so sehr ans Herz gewachsen, als wären sie alte Freunde.» (The Guardian)

Die Morde von Pye Hall

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458758135

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 3448

Susan Ryeland, Lektorin bei Cloverleaf Books, arbeitet schon seit Jahren mit dem Bestsellerautor Alan Conway zusammen, und die Leser lieben seine Krimis mit dem Detektiv Atticus Pünd, der seine Fälle charmant wie Hercule Poirot zu lösen pflegt. Doch in seinem neuesten Fall ist nichts wie es scheint. Zwar gibt es zwei Leichen in Pye Hall und auch diverse Verdächtige, aber die letzten Kapitel des Manuskripts fehlen und der Autor ist verschwunden. Ein merkwürdiger Brief legt nahe, dass er sich das Leben genommen hat. Susan Ryeland muss selbst zur Detektivin werden, um nicht nur den Fall der Morde von Pye Hall zu lösen, sondern auch die Umstände des Todes von Alan Conway zu enträtseln. Geschickt miteinander verwoben präsentiert der Erfolgsautor Anthony Horowitz hier zwei Krimis in einem und erzählt eine raffinierte und überaus spannende Story voller Eifersucht, Gier, Leidenschaft und Mord.

Nofretete - Das Buch der Toten

Historischer Roman

Author: Nick Drake

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838759095

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

View: 4726

Ägypten im 12. Jahr der Regierungszeit von Echnaton. Nofretete ist die mächtigste und schönste Königin der antiken Welt. Mit ihrem Mann Echnaton regiert sie ein Reich, das an Ruhm und Einfluss nicht mehr zu übertreffen ist. Doch plötzlich verschwindet sie. Der junge Oberermittler von Theben, Rai Rahotep, erhält vom König persönlich den Auftrag, Nofretete zurückzubringen. Falls er Erfolg hat, wird ihm größte Ehre zuteil. Falls nicht, werden er und seine Familie sterben ...

Das Seehaus

Roman

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641139996

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 3664

Eine Mittsommernacht am See, die noch jahrzehntelang ihre Schatten wirft Cornwall 1933: Die sechzehnjährige Alice Edevane fiebert dem Höhepunkt des Jahres entgegen, dem prachtvollen Mittsommernachtsfest auf dem herrschaftlichen Landgut ihrer Familie. Noch ahnt niemand, dass sich in dieser Nacht etwas Schreckliches ereignen wird. Ein Unglück, das so groß ist, dass die Familie das Anwesen für immer verlässt. Siebzig Jahre später stößt Sadie auf das verfallene Haus an einem See. Sie geht den Spuren des Jungen nach, der in jener Nacht verschwunden sein soll. Die Suche nach Antworten führt Sadie tief in die Vergangenheit der Familie Edevane, zu einer verbotenen Liebe und tiefer Schuld ...

A Dangerous Place

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062220578

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8553

Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . . In Jacqueline Winspear‘s powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril. Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger. But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.