My sister recommended this series to me so I jumped at a chance to mooch this book. It's about the third in the series; and, after reading it, I would recoemmend starting at the first. I know there is some bakground I am missing that would have added to my enjoyment of this book. It takes place in London shortly after World War One. Maisie Dobbs was a nurse in the war and then trained to do investigations. she has left her mentor and started business on her own. A young woman from a wealthy upperclass family hires her to find out the truth about the death of her artist brother. He fell from the scaffolding while preparing for an exhibition of his work. Georgina is sure it was not an accident. Maisie is such an interesting character, very insightful but also questioning of her own motives. The author also touches on the plight of the veterans in the city as well as the inequality between the haves and the have-nots. I enjoyed both the mystery and the background.
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