Staff Picks: Books
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One of the most enjoyable series of books I have read in a long time evolve around the character of Maisie Dobbs. Set in post-WWI England, Maisie is a private investigator/psychologist. Each of the six books chronicles events involving the Great War and how its aftermath plays out in the lives of either Maisie or one of the people she is called upon to investigate.
The books are well written, and include much detail about life in England in the late 1920’s. There is good character development and enough plot to keep you riveted until the end.
One of the best ways to “read” these books is by listening to the audiobook versions. They are narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, who has the ability to project feeling and life into every one of the books characters. In addition her lovely English accent, her calm voice has the ability to transport you into Maisie’s mind and heart.
Titles in this series include: Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, Messenger of Truth, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge.