Leaving Everything Most Loved

Leaving Everything Most Loved : A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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From New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, now available in paperback--the tenth novel in the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series--"a series that seems to get better with each entry" (Wall Street Journal)--in which the death of an Indian immigrant leads Maisie in an unexpected direction.

In Leaving Everything Most Loved by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the murder of Indian immigrants in London. The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life. Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved marks a pivotal moment in this outstanding mystery series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 28mm | 280g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062049615
  • 9780062049612
  • 90,901

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"Parting is such sweet sorrow....Winspear adroitly weaves a mystery involving tensions with race, class, and even love....Highly recommended for fans of strong women detectives."--Susan Moritz, Library Journal
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London, 1933. Two months after Usha Pramal's body is discovered in the waters of a city canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs for help. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, but evidence indicates they failed to conduct a full investigation. Usha had been staying at an ayah's hostel, a refuge for Indian women. As Maisie learns, Usha was different from the hostel's other residents. But with this discovery comes new danger, as a fellow lodger who was close to Usha is found murdered.

As Maisie is pulled deeper into an unfamiliar yet captivating subculture, her investigation becomes clouded by the unfinished business of a previous case, and by a growing desire to see more of the world. At the same time, her lover, James Compton, gives her an ultimatum she cannot ignore. Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved signals a vital turning point in this remarkable series.
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