Jacqueline Winspear - To Die But Once (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Book Launch Party!

Maisie Dobbs, the remarkable protagonist created by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, returns for the fourteenth time in To Die But Once. The celebrated storyteller’s “sure hand and ability to meld historical events into an engaging crime narrative” (Booklist) are on full display in this extraordinary tale featuring “one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting” (Parade).
 
This immersive page-turner begins in late May of 1940, unfolding against the drama of Germany's European advance and the Dunkirk evacuation. But a case seemingly unconnected to the war has come Maisie's way. The son of a local pub landlord has been reported missing while working on a job painting buildings on airfields across the country. The happy-go- lucky lad had been acting strangely recently, and complaining of headaches. Is he merely enjoying his first taste of freedom? Or could his disappearance have a sinister connection to the war Britain is fighting?

Maisie's investigation uncovers a link—but it’s to a notorious London crime lord who will not hesitate to resort to violence. Maisie has never shied away from danger, though now there’s someone else to consider: Anna, the orphaned evacuee Maisie has welcomed into her home and her affections. As she does her best to reconcile her professional and personal responsibilities, two people close to Maisie’s heart put their lives at risk as the British Expeditionary Force awaits rescue in Dunkirk. But Maisie—who knows far too much about the tragic cost of war and the peril facing soldiers stranded on the beaches of France and their saviors—is powerless to do anything except wait.
 
Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other national bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller, and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She has won numerous awards, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was a New York Times Notable Book. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
To Die But Once: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062436634
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - March 27th, 2018

Maisie Dobbs--one of the most complex and admirable characters in contemporary fiction (Richmond Times Dispatch)--faces danger and intrigue on the home front during World War II.