The Mapping of Love and Death (2010) ****
Historical, set in London, England in 1932.
Book # 7 with Maisie Dobbs, who runs a private investigation firm in London. Maisie was a Red Cross nurse in Europe in WW1.
MBTB review: Maisie is hired to find the mysterious lover of a young soldier, killed in WW1. The mystery unfolds as she digs into the records and memories of more than 15 years before, right in the midst of the Great War. And there is a feeling of urgency after the dead soldier's parents are attacked.
For me, part of the appeal of this series is catching up on Maisie's life - there are a lot of changes to her life in this book. An enjoyable read.
Start with the first book if possible:
Maisie Dobbs (2003)
## Related post: MBTB full review of Maisie Dobbs # 1
This is a mini-review from Mystery Memo # 107
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Here's what the Booklist review had to say:
The sixth Maisie Dobbs mystery, set in England between the wars, is based on a true story about the discovery of a collapsed dugout from World War I containing the bodies of a cartography team and their equipment. The American parents of the dead cartographer hire Maisie to find “the English Nurse,” the young man’s mysterious lover—and possibly his killer, as the autopsy evidence points to his having been murdered shortly before the dugout collapsed. Only a few hours after having hired Maisie, the Americans are attacked and badly beaten, prompting Maisie to take it upon herself to discover their attacker. Maisie and her assistant, Billy, take on the case in their usual careful and contemplative style, even as difficulties in Maisie’s personal life challenge her concentration. Readers who preferred the earlier novels in the series will be pleased with this entry and those waiting for Maisie to finally find a love interest will have something to cheer about. A must read for series fans, especially because the ending hints that big changes are on the way for Maisie.
posted by Sharon
WHAT I'M READING NOW:
The Good Son
by Michael Gruber
This is a non-series thriller.
Description: Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Sonia, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group, while her son Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims. NoveList