The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy
Genres: Historical Fiction, Detective Stories, Women Detectives
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: March 2019
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 2 minutes
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Overview

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, "one of the great fictional heroines" (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice-Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler's Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon's death.
As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend-and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.

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Written by Denise O. on May 29th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this author and her writing style. I also love that this book is 11 hours. Some that cost the same amount are a lot less in length. It gave me many hours of enjoyment while gardening, cleaning, etc.

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.