A Lesson In Secrets

A Lesson In Secrets

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In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs's career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard's Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities, "not in the interests of His Majesty's Government." When the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and Detective Chief Inspector Richard Stratton spearhead the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote's death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance. To unravel this web, Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britain's conduct during the Great War, and face off against the rising powers of the Nazi Party in Britain.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 38mm | 639.56g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0749040939
  • 9780749040932
  • 1,432,720

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'A terrific mystery ... Intriguing and full of suspense, it makes for an absorbing read' Observer 'Wry and immensely readable' Daily Mail 'An outstanding historical series' New York Times 'it is a good, gentle read which the many fans of Jacqueline Winspear's stories will enjoy.' Angela Youngman
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About Jacqueline Winspear

Jaqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of the Atlantic. The Maisie Dobbs series of crime novels is beloved by readers worldwide.
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