Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear audiobook

Birds of a Feather: A Novel

By Jacqueline Winspear
Read by Kim Hicks

The Maisie Dobbs Novels: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504607179

  • ISBN: 9781504607155

  • ISBN: 9781504607162

Runtime: 10.32 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2004 Agatha Award for Best Novel

A 2005 Dilys Award Finalist

Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate’s daughter who has fled from home. What at first seems a simple case becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress’ old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.

Don’t miss this second adventure with one of literature’s favorite sleuths!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A good second novel is one that, like Birds of a Feather, makes you want to read its predecessor.” New York Times Book Review
“[If you] were a fan of the 1970s BBC program Upstairs, Downstairs, you’ll love Winspear’s Birds of a Feather.” Denver Post
Birds of a Feather succeeds both as a suspenseful mystery and as a picture of a time and place.” Boston Globe
“[A] chilling, suspenseful sequel…As in her first novel, the author gives an intelligent and absorbing picture of the period, providing plentiful details for the history buff without detracting from the riveting mystery. Readers will be eager to see more of the spunky Maisie, with her unusual career as a one-time maid, nurse, and university student.” Publishers Weekly
“Sinking into a novel this good is as satisfying as sinking into a good leather chair: we know we are in for the duration, and it feels right…Maisie, who has gone from being in service to a graduate of Girton at Cambridge, is as intelligent and engaging a sleuth as one might desire; the period touches, from clothing to manners, are not only elegantly presented but unostentatious.” Booklist
“There is much substance to this mystery, which mines the situations brought about by the horrors of the war—both on the front and at home, and its still simmering aftermath—plus a hint of romance and the beginning resolution of two father-daughter rifts. The story flows easily, descriptions are vivid and apt, and character is limned quickly, with each an individual. This is an utterly enjoyable and painless history lesson and a well-plotted and consistent mystery.” School Library Journal
“If the third time is a charm, then Winspear has a head start…Both heartfelt and thrilling, Birds of a Feather is that rare new breed, a distinctive entry into the crowded mystery genre.” Bookmarks

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Author

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Author Bio: Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of several New York Times bestsellers in her historical fiction series featuring Maisie Dobbs. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards. She was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. She studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education and later worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the United Kingdom before emigrating to the United States.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English