Maisie Dobbs is back! In The American Agent, Maisie is investigating the death of a young American journalist during the German Blitz on London. Along with a handsome American agent, she tries to uncover secrets about the deceased journalists while trying to navigate the adoption process. As is the case with all Maisie Dobbs novels, The American Agent is a certain winner for fans of historical mystery and strong, complex and flawed characters.
If, by chance, you have never read a Maisie Dobbs mystery and prefer to start from the beginning, no problem; we have you covered. Maisie Dobbs : A Novel is Jacqueline Winspear’s first Maisie Dobbs novel. In it, readers are introduced to Maisie Dobbs directly following WWI in England, where she picks up her first case as a private investigator. The story of a strange ‘vacation’ spot as well as flashbacks to before WWI will surely get you hooked as a Maisie Dobbs fan.
Also taking place during WWII is Susan MacNeal’s Mr. Churchill’s Secretary which features protagonist Maggie Hope, a graduate at the top of her class in the British Intelligence. However, because she is a woman can only get a job as a typist for the new Prime Minister Winston Churchill. This position, it turns out, has opportunities she never would have dreamed.
If you love the Maisie Dobbs novels because they are placed in England, you might want to also consider Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn and The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry. Death at Wentwater Court is a mystery during the 1920s when main character Daisy Dalrymple decides to become a writer and comes across a deadly situation during her first job. In The Cater Street Hangman, Victorian crime detective Inspector Thomas Pitt seeks a strangler among the upper-class of British society.