To Die but Once

To Die but Once

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While investigating the disappearance of an apprentice craftsman who had been working on a secret government contract, Maisie discovers links to the London underworld.
Spring, 1940. Following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs has been investigating the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. Her investigation leads from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld's most powerful men. When a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future-- and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality. Meanwhile, the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France causes one of Maisie's friends to make a decision that will change his life.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062436634
Branch Call Number: M WINSPEA JACQUEL
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 24 cm


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May 04, 2018

As always, Jacqueline Winspear provides a good mystery, accurate historical details, and bases this book on stories of experiences from the WWII era that were passed down in her family. Even the fire retardant paint part of the mystery was something that her father experienced. We are caught up in the hope for the safety of the young people in the story, as they are drafted into the various services or rush off to help evacuate the British soldiers from Dunkirk. Criminals profit from the war. Spies are caught. In the end, we see that WWII will make changes in Maisie's life and the lives of the people close to her. I can hardly wait.


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