Elegy for Eddie

Elegy for Eddie

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Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are deeply skeptical about the cause of his death. Who would want to kill Eddie, and why? Maisie Dobbs remembers Eddie fondly and is determined to offer her help. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are equally determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death. Plunging into the investigation, Maisie begins her search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth where Eddie had lived and where she grew up. The inquiry quickly leads her to a callous press baron; a has-been politician named Winston Churchill, lingering in the hinterlands of power; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk it all to see justice done.
The story of a London affected by the march to another war years before the first shot is fired and of an innocent victim caught in the crossfire, Elegy for Eddie is Jacqueline Winspear's most poignant and powerful novel yet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 35mm | 590g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749012145
  • 9780749012144
  • 1,309,159

Review quote

'A terrific mystery ... Intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read' OBSERVER 'Wry and immensely readable' DAILY MAIL
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About Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Originally from Britain, Jacqueline now lives in the United States. www.jacquelinewinspear.com
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Rating details

17,585 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (8,174)
3 21% (3,752)
2 3% (456)
1 0% (63)
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