I love a good mystery, and I hadn’t read one in a while — a good one that is. I like mysteries with character development, a historical fiction element, and a twisty plot. Enter in Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Weaver! This series has been around for a while, but I’ve just stumbled on to it.
Maisie is a Psychologist and Investigator, working in London in the years between the great World Wars. She started out as a maid, but due to fortunate circumstances and kind people, was educated at Cambridge and taken under the wing of another helper/investigator/doctor.
Maisie is one of those amazing characters that is so deliberate in movement and thought, you’d think she might be psychic. But she’s not — she’s just observant. I loved being in her world and in her head, surrounded by colorful and interesting characters.
I scavenged the first of the series from a closing Borders and found all the rest of the series there as well, but I didn’t buy them. I could kick myself now for being sensible, waiting to buy the rest until I was sure I would like the series! If you like mysteries, pick up Maisie Dobbs today — just stay away from my Borders.