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 ...

In this Grave Hour

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749021853

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 6315

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.

Maisie Dobbs

Verzeihliche Lügen : Englands erste Detektivin ermittelt ; Roman. ...

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805208215

Category:

Page: 408

View: 8096

Elegy for Eddie

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062049593

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9487

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

View: 8287

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.

Leaving Everything Most Loved

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062049612

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3679

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.

The Mapping of Love and Death

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061987875

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2818

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

View: 1624

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).

Orte der Finsternis

Roman

Author: Rennie Airth

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641152232

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8392

"Ein fantastischer Thriller voller Details aus den Dreißigerjahren." The Guardian Surrey, Sommer 1932. Wie Vorboten kommender Schrecken liegen Gewitterwolken über der ländlichen Idylle, als die kleine Alice Bridger spurlos verschwindet. Auch John Madden, ehemals Inspector bei Scotland Yard, schaltet sich in die Suche ein und findet schließlich die grausam zugerichtete Leiche des Mädchens. Bei ihrem Anblick ahnt Madden, dass der Täter nicht zum ersten Mal gemordet hat – und nicht zum letzten Mal. Eine Befürchtung, die sich auf schockierende Weise bestätigt ...

Beklage deine Sünden

Die Kincaid-James-Romane 17 - Roman

Author: Deborah Crombie

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641200040

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2320

Notting Hill im Mai: In Cornwall Gardens, einem von exklusiven Stadthäusern gesäumten Park in bester Lage, wird die Leiche einer 24-jährigen Frau entdeckt. Wie sich herausstellt, hat Reagan Keating als Kindermädchen in einer der angrenzenden Villen gearbeitet. Und schon bald erfährt Inspector Gemma James von einem weiteren mysteriösen Todesfall in dem Park: Vor einigen Monaten starb der kleine Henry Su unter mysteriösen Umständen. Hinter den schönen Fassaden der noblen Wohnanlage scheint so manches abgründige Geheimnis zu lauern, und Gemma könnte bei den Ermittlungen die Hilfe ihres Mannes Superintendent Duncan Kincaid gebrauchen. Doch der muss sich derweil den Geistern seiner Vergangenheit stellen: Duncan befürchtet, dass er seine Frau und seine Kinder unüberlegt in große Gefahr gebracht hat. Eine Angst, die sich nur zu bald bewahrheiten könnte ...

Journey to Munich

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062220624

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7426

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. . . .

Das Geheimnis von Wishtide Manor

Laetitia Rodd's erster Fall

Author: Kate Saunders

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490278X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1669

Großer Auftritt für eine unwiderstehliche Ermittlerin, die alles sieht und keinem auffällt: Laetitia Rodd ist die Frau für diskrete Ermittlungen. Sie sieht, was anderen verborgen bleibt. Man vertraut ihr, denn sie gehört dazu. Sie erfährt Geheimnisse, weil sie als Witwe in der Gesellschaft so unauffällig ist. Ihr Auftrag führt sie 1851 von London auf den Landsitz des reichen Sir James Calderstone. Sein Sohn Charles will eine junge Frau heiraten, der Sir James misstraut. Was verheimlicht sie? Laetitia soll dunkle Flecken in Helens Vergangenheit aufspüren. Doch da wird Helen ermordet, und ihr Verlobter Charles gilt als der Täter. Die Suche nach dem wahren Mörder bringt Laetitia selbst in größte Gefahr...

The American Agent

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062436694

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5785

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 get out of 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.

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: 5050

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: 8185

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.

Wer im Dunkeln bleibt

Die Kincaid-James-Romane 16 - Roman

Author: Deborah Crombie

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641143640

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7145

Der neue Fall aus der Bestseller-Serie um Duncan Kincaid und Gemma James. Am Londoner St. Pancras Bahnhof wird ein Bombenanschlag verübt, bei dem mehrere Menschen sterben. Ryan March, Mitglied einer Protestgruppe, der eine verdächtige Tasche mit sich führte, gehört zu den Toten. War er der Täter? Superintendent Duncan Kincaid übernimmt die Ermittlungen, muss aber feststellen, dass die einzelnen Puzzleteile des Falls überhaupt nicht zueinanderpassen. Mit Hilfe seiner Frau, Inspector Gemma James, kommt er schließlich peu à peu den Hintergründen der Tat auf die Spur. Doch was er entdeckt, ist unfassbar grausam ...

Pardonable Lies

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805078978

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 8946

Psychologist-sleuth Maisie Dobbs is called in by Sir Cecil Lawton to investigate the mystery behind the death of his wife's aviator son during World War I, a mission that brings her face to face with a college friend with ties to the missing pilot.

A Dangerous Place

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062220578

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8460

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.

Miss Daisy und der Tote auf dem Eis

Kriminalroman

Author: Carola Dunn

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211836

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 9354

England in den wilden zwanziger Jahren. Eigentlich soll die junge Adlige Daisy Dalrymple einen Artikel über Wentwater Court schreiben, das zauberhaft gelegene Gut des gleichnamigen Grafen und seiner schönen Frau. Aber der Schein der Idylle trügt: Im zugefrorenen See wird eine Leiche gefunden. Zusammen mit Alec Fletcher von Scotland Yard löst Miss Daisy ihren ersten Fall ... „Miss Daisy und der Tote auf dem Eis ist ein englischer Krimi par excellence mit unvergleichlich lebendigen Figuren. Wie durch die Lupe eines Detektivs sieht man die vielen Details einer anderen Zeit. Perfekte Feierabend-Lektüre, intelligent und spritzig. Einfach himmlisch!“ Courier-Gazette. »Der Liebhaber des gepflegten Teatime-Krimis kann diesen mit Behagen schlürfen.« Die Welt.

Das Schatzbuch der Köchin

Author: Martine Bailey

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364450511X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9181

Eine kluge Köchin Eines weiß Biddy Leigh: Ihrer neuen Herrin ist nicht zu trauen. Sogar das beste Hühnerfrikassee verfüttert Lady Carinna an ihr lästiges Schoßhündchen. Und dieses Biest muss sie nun für ein Jahr nach Italien begleiten! Eine gefährliche Reise Während der beschwerlichen Kutschfahrt über London, Paris und die schneebedeckten Alpen entdeckt Biddy schon bald den Grund für den überstürzten Aufbruch: Lady Carinna ist schwanger – sicher nicht von ihrem zeugungsunfähigen Gemahl. Ein Netz aus Lügen und Täuschung Immer weiter wird Biddy in Carinnas Intrigen hineingezogen, bis sie sogar in die Rolle ihrer Herrin schlüpfen soll. Da kann ihr nur ihre Schlagfertigkeit helfen. Und das alte Kochbuch, das ihr eine gute Freundin mit auf die Reise gab ...