Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear audiobook

Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

By Jacqueline Winspear
Read by Orlagh Cassidy

Macmillan Audio 9780312426859

The Maisie Dobbs Novels: Book 4

11.19 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781593979973

London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a controversial figure in her own right, isn't so sure. When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out an old classmate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. Following up on the bestselling Pardonable Lies, Jacqueline Winspear here delivers another vivid, thrilling and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs, in Messenger of Truth.

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Summary

Summary

A 2006 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Novel

A 2007 Macavity Award Finalist for the Sue Feder Historical Mystery

Nominated for Macavity Award - Nominee, 2007

Nominated for Agatha Awards - Nominee, 2006

London, 1931.

The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a controversial figure in her own right, isn't so sure.

When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out an old classmate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world.

Following up on the bestselling Pardonable Lies, Jacqueline Winspear here delivers another vivid, thrilling and utterly unique episode in the life of Maisie Dobbs, in Messenger of Truth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author provides an insightful look at class divisions and dangerous political undercurrents of homegrown fascism in early 1930s Britain…Fans of quality period fiction will be well satisfied.” Publishers Weekly
“Maisie captivated me immediately. She's sensitive, smart and dogged. It was an all-around great audiobook. Philadelphia Inquirer on Pardonable Lies
Winspear excels in depicting trauma.... Descriptions of body language are unsurpassed. Orlagh Cassidy's narration creates a unique voice for each character…she is able to keep Maisie's accent unique and change it slightly as she interacts with a plethora of supporting characters. AudioFile on Pardonable Lies, Winner of AudioFile’s Earphones Award for truly exceptional presentations
“A cast of vivid characters and plenty of rich period detail boost Winspear’s somewhat lethargic plot.” Booklist
“What makes this book delightful is how Winspear shows Maisie’s emotional development amid the bitter legacy of the Great War. Her growing fan base should enjoy this latest entry.” Library Journal
“What makes the British-reared, award-winning Winspear so special is her ability to write convincing historical fiction…Winspear chronicles the uncharted, sometimes rocky path chosen by her protagonist and delivers results that are educational, unique and wonderful.” USA Today

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Author

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of several New York Times bestsellers in her historical fiction series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards. She was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. She studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education and later worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the United Kingdom before emigrating to the United States.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English