In This Grave Hour Audio CD – CD, 14 March 2017
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- Publisher : HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (14 March 2017)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0062657321
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062657329
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 3.81 x 14.61 cm
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From the Back Cover
Sunday September 3rd, 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain's declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs's flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.
Within days, in a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters, and the threat of invasion, another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the "last war," a new kind of refugee--an evacuee from London--appears in Maisie's life. The little girl billeted at Maisie's home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know whom the child belongs to or who might have put her on the "Operation Pied Piper" evacuee train. They know only that her name is Anna.
As Maisie's search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come. Britain is approaching its gravest hour--and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own.
About the Author
Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.
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However, back to the book itself. It was a good story with well-written characters and a plot that moves at a steady pace. It could be classed as a cosy mystery although it is quite dark in places. All-in-all, a good book that is worth reading.
This is the 13th book in the Maisie Dobbs series
This has gone back to the way the earlier books I did guess the murderer before it was revealed but not the reason
Loved the 2nd storyline that was about Anna a little girl who doesn't speak & no one who the little evacuee is or where she came from