Among the Mad

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: February 2009
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

In the thrilling new novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author of "An Incomplete Revenge," Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale

It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met--and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane's personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie's trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia's abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men.

In "Among the Mad," Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

Reviews (2)

Written by Norma K on March 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have read all of the previous Dobbs books. I think the writing is magnificent and I really enjoy the historical references. I look forward to the next one.

Written by SHIRLEY Wooten on May 14th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

It was mostly boring. I kept waiting for it to get interesting to no avail. If all the books i bought were like this one, I would cancel my subscription!! Sorry I finally made it theoufh

Author Details

Author Details

Winspear, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Among the Mad" and "An Incomplete Revenge", as well as four other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, "Maisie Dobbs". Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.