Thanks to my friend Pamela and my cousin Michelle, I’m totally hooked on another post-World War I detective series. Maisie Dobbs, whose business cards read “Psychologist and Investigator,” is the perfect character to describe London in the late 1920’s and 1930’s and the difficulties and traumas following “The Great War.” Winspear is a good writer, and she is careful in her research. When I read books set in London, I always keep my London map handy to see where they are in that vast metropolis. I’m not fond of writers that make up streets and locations, and Winspear does none of that. Her locations elsewhere are also “spot on.”
Maisie helps us see all the opportunities of the era and also the continuing roadblocks for women. She is an intricate and interesting personality, and I am enjoying these books immensely! I’m reading #3. There are 16! Hooray!