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The American Agent
The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel | Jacqueline Winspear
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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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Floresj
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I‘m in the minority of this review....this is my first of the series, but I needed more. It felt formulaic and like an adult version of Encyclopedia Brown. Maybe if I had read all the other books, I‘d feel differently, but there‘s such great literature out there that is on my list that I‘m not going to invest the time in this series.

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ms_juliaf
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Excited to start the latest Maisie Dobbs book!

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Lmstraubie
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I love this series. Fifteen books is not enough. Keep them coming! Historical fiction ✔️ Mystery ✔️ Engaging characters ✔️

rretzler I am in complete agreement! 1mo
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Lmstraubie
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Turns out I have some self control (not much, but at least a smidge). I started this #audiobook this morning, but I am saving the last 2 chapters for tomorrow. I don't want to say goodbye to Maisie 😕

Tadams4 One cannot but love Maisie! 1mo
Lmstraubie @Tadams4 Exactly!!! I know I will have to go back and reread the series. I just LOVE the story line and characters. 1mo
Eyelit This isn‘t the last, is it? I‘ve read through the fourth in the series and have been meaning to pick up with Maisie again 1mo
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Lmstraubie @eyelit This is number 15 and I really hope not the last! 1mo
Suet624 There are 15!?? I‘ve not read one of them. I best get cracking. 1mo
Lmstraubie @Suet624 Be careful... they're addictive 😉 1mo
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Lmstraubie
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A book lovers quandary...
After @Andrew65 introduced me to this series I totally binged it and couldn't get enough. Then I had to wait and wait and wait. I missed these characters so much. Well the next book is here. Do I dive right in or wait and savor?? Who am I kidding?!?!? Welcome back Maisie!

Andrew65 😂😂😂 How could you possibly wait. Just blame me. 😗 1mo
Lmstraubie @Andrew65 I'm already half way through (I have the audio book). I've been gardening & cleaning the yard all day so I can listen 😂😬 1mo
Andrew65 @Lmstraubie The Maisie Dobbs Spring Clean 👍 1mo
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howjessreads
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I really, really liked this one. Quite possibly the best Maisie yet. #howjessreadsin2019

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Booknerd2
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Seriously, how does this author do it? Every. Single. Book. Is better than the previous one. Love Maisie Dobbs and so grateful to make this journey with her. In this one, she investigates the murder of an American reporter, while the Blitz is in full force and her personal life is in limbo. 💜💜💜 I highly recommend this series!!!!

rretzler I absolutely loved this book and love series too. I will admit that the first few were a little uneven - when Maisie was semi-psychic, but once that faded away, they have been fantastic ever since! Have you tried Susan Elia MacNeal‘s Maggie Hope series? It reminds me a little of this one. 1mo
Booknerd2 @rretzler I have not but I definitely will now. Thanks for the recommendation. 1mo
rretzler It‘s not quite a powerful as the Maisie Dobbs series, but Maggie Hope is a strong, intelligent female character during WWII solving mysteries with friend and family complications. 1mo
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rretzler
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1. Winning the lottery and traveling around the world. 2. My first real job was as staff tax accountant at Ernst & Whitney (now Ernst and Young). 3. I can‘t recall the last time I DNF a book. I usually end up reading them all...eventually. 4. Lots and lots - the most recent is tagged. 5. My 2 most recent followers @avgeyer @ashley_o13. #wondrouswednesday

Eggs I‘m intrigued by Maisie Dobbs and love the cover art but haven‘t read one yet 2mo
rretzler @Eggs It is a very good series and I recommend that you start with the first in the series if you ever do read them as there is a lot of background and character building in each of the books. However, the first two or three books can be a little strange in that it is mentioned that Maisie has a bit of psychic ability. This can be off-putting to some readers, although it is not a big part of the stories. Fortunately, it is not continued for long. 2mo
Eggs Thanks for the recommendations 💗 @rretzler 2mo
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rretzler
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Another great entry in the Maisie Dobbs series. This one starts at the beginning of the London Blitz when a young female reporter who rides along with Maisie and Priscilla on their ambulance runs is found murdered. For many reasons, after this book, Maisie‘s life will never be the same. If you‘ve never read this series, Winspear is amazing and takes the time to be historically accurate. 4.5/5.0⭐️ #2019 Thanks Edelweiss and Harper for the ARC

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PatriciaU
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Winspear's Maisie Dobbs is one of my favorite fictional characters and I recommend them in my libraries and on my blog. The American Agent signals the true beginning of a new chapter in Maisie's life, and is every bit as good as previous entries in the series. The mystery here is secondary to the bigger story of Maisie moving on with her life, although it is handled with the same cleverness and wit we have come to expect from Winspear.

MallenNC I've read some of these but out of order. I liked what I've read so I want to start over and read in the right order. 2mo
daena I‘ve been interested in reading these Maisie Dobbs for a while now. Could you recommend which book I should begin with? (edited) 2mo
PatriciaU @daena definitely begin with Maisie Dobbs, the first in the series, and read in order. There are events that build up and occur throughout the series and if you read out of order, you‘ll miss a lot of context. 2mo
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rretzler
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Just received my ARC of this today from Edelweiss - it will be published at the end of the month so I thought I‘d better start now!

Crazeedi The new maise Dobbs! I cant wait! Welcome to litsy!! 2mo
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Pandalibrarian
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Finished this up last night and loved it - as I have all the other Maisie Dobbs books. I‘m pleased to see Maisie‘s home life become a bit more settled and am looking forward to how that changes the series going forward.

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Suzze
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This isn‘t out until the end of March, but that gives you time to catch up on an amazing series. Maisie is in the middle of the blitz in London in this one. I can‘t recommend the Maisie Dobbs series enough. ❤️❤️❤️

TrishB I haven‘t started the series yet so I don‘t think I‘ll be caught up by March! I have it ready though (first 4), trying to get up to date with some others before starting a new one. 4mo
Carolyn11215 Adore this series. A bit behind still...but hopefully I‘ll be caught up shortly after this one is released. 4mo
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Suzze
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#humpdaypost
1. My sister visiting from Florida, my bestie‘s new rescue dog, Aunt Betti, my oldest grandson Cooper graduates from high school, and “my kids” in the neighborhood that make me smile daily.
2. This is the year of non-fiction for me.
3. Nothing bad, and a lot of blessings.
4. Eating low carb. Wish me luck.
5. The new Jacqueline Winspear. I am so happy to be reading an advance copy.

Lmstraubie Enjoy the newest Maisie!!! 5mo
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Suzze
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So excited to be diving into this! #ilovemaisie

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nomadreader
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Two of my favorite things: a new #MaisieDobbs galley and sparkling rose in the afternoon

Andrew65 Maisie 😍😍😍 6mo
RealLifeReading Perfect! 6mo
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