To Die But Once

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A great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series!

In 1940, England is a country facing great uncertainty. On the cusp of World War II, many questions remain unanswered. Will there really be another war? What will this mean for the country? After a requirement is set for men ages 18 to 41 to sign up for military service, personal worries over loved ones dominate conversations. Amidst these conditions, Maisie Dobbs, a psychologist and investigator, sets out to look into the death of a young neighbor who had been killed while working on a military painting contract.

Maisie, with the help of her long-time assistant, Billy, and other allies, uses her signature case map approach to organize and synthesize all the available clues. Her efforts on the young neighbor’s behalf, coupled with changes in her personal life, together deliver a very compelling story.

All the entries in the series (this is number 14) could be read independently; however, I would recommend starting with the first one, simply called Maisie Dobbs, and reading them in order. This top-notch historical mystery series never disappoints.

To Die But Once

The Maisie Dobbs series holds a mix of mystery, war story and romance set in WWI-era England.