Pardonable Lies

Pardonable Lies In the third novel of this bestselling series London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot s death

  • Title: Pardonable Lies
  • Author: Jacqueline Winspear
  • ISBN: 9780312426217
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot s deathAgatha Christie s Miss Marple Sue Grafton s Kinsey Millhone Alexander McCall Smith s Precious Ramotswe Every once in a while, a detective bursts on the scene who captures rIn the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot s deathAgatha Christie s Miss Marple Sue Grafton s Kinsey Millhone Alexander McCall Smith s Precious Ramotswe Every once in a while, a detective bursts on the scene who captures readers hearts and imaginations and doesn t let go And so it was with Jacqueline Winspear s Maisie Dobbs, who made her debut just two years ago in the eponymously titled first book of the series, and is already on her way to becoming a household name A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton.Following on the heels of the triumphant Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies is the

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    About “Jacqueline Winspear

    • Jacqueline Winspear

      Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England Following higher education at the University of London s Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK.She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life long dream to be a writer.A regular contributor to journals covering international education, Jacqueline has published articles in women s magazines and has also recorded her essays for KQED radio in San Francisco She currently divides her time between Ojai and the San Francisco Bay Area and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe.Jacqueline is the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, and other nationally bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels She has won numerous awards for her work, 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 TimesNotable Book.Series Maisie Dobbsuscmillan author jacque

    931 thoughts on “Pardonable Lies

    • Onvan Pardonable Lies Maisie Dobbs, 3 Nevisande Jacqueline Winspear ISBN 312426216 ISBN13 9780312426217 Dar 359 Safhe Saal e Chap 2005


    • I just can t get behind these books I keep reading them because I am a sucker for mysteries set in England between the two wars, and because Maisie is definitely a lovable character I also enjoy them because Winspear has the good sense to describe in detail all the beautiful period clothing The mysteries themselves, however, are thoroughly unsatisfying I don t like Maisie s empathy method, where merely by mimicking people s posture, she suddenly knows their innermost thoughts I don t like that W [...]


    • EXCERPT The young policewoman stood in the corner of the room Plain whitewashed walls, a heavy wooden door, a wooden table with two chairs, and one small window with frosted glass rendered the room soulless It was a cold afternoon and she had been in the corner since coming on duty two hours ago, her only company the rumpled and bent girl sitting in the chair that faced the wall Others had come into the room to sit in the second chair first Detective Inspector Richard Stratton with Detective Sar [...]


    • Third in the Maisie Dobbs historical mystery series revolving around Maisie, a detective using meditation and psychology to solve her cases This story takes place over the summer of 1930 in England and France.My TakeAnother pip from Winspear It s hard to believe that Winspear is a contemporary author writing today as she really brings this period to life She really knows how to dig in and write so that I felt as though I was there in 1930 England The evolution of the telephone The manners, dress [...]


    • 3 in the Maisie Dobbs mystery series, and this outing finds Maisie returning to Post WWI France in a 2 fold mission to determine for a client that his son is, in fact, truely dead, and to help her friend to find out about her brother s wartime activities.While I liked this offering, I felt it was the weakest in the series so far Maisie is beginning to grate She s very unlikable IMO and has these strange new agey powers that just don t mesh with the 1930 s background That being said, I still enj [...]


    • As a teacher, it s interesting and delightful to see a writer s craft develop I believe I am witnessing that development of art and skill in Jacqueline Winspear With each book in the Maisie Dobbs series, she is just better The plots have seemed to have pizzazz and the characters just get rounder and rounder I really liked that this book was in three sections, with the first section set in England, the second in France, and the last back in England As in the previous books, the lingering ill eff [...]


    • This is the third in the series and they get better as they go While I found the first too heavy on backstory,this one moves along At the end of the audio book, there was a ten minute interview with the author who said she had always done non fiction She was stuck in a traffic jam in London when Maisie walked up out of the underground and appeared to Winspear almost fully realized There were scenes that came to her while she was writing the first book, that she knew belong in the second or third [...]


    • My fifth Masie Dobbs novel and the best so far containing some fantastic and intricate plotting as Masie investigates two cases at the same time, with red herrings, secrets and intrigue I don t want to say too much about the actual story as it would spoil the experience of it unravelling as you read Although I can t confirm the veracity of the historical context and information, Jacqueline Winspear, as always, seems to do a fantastic job of creating 1930 s England, with references not only to WW [...]


    • I ve now read seven of Winspear s Maisie Dobbs novels and, although I enjoyed all of them, this was one of the most satisfying.Set in post WW1 Britain, Maisie was a battlefront nurse, injured during the war The series takes us through her maturation and professional development as a psychologist and investigator The strength of the series is the author s gift for recreating time and place It doesn t take much imagination to stroll through post war London and feel the pain of the families and the [...]


    • I have long intended to read this series, because it was recommended by a respected GR Friend.I was going to start with 1 but this book jumped out at me from the shelf in the library How could I deny it a chance I hope that I don t regret starting at 3 As I had feared, I think I should not have started with Book 3 of this series I cannot say much about this novel because it did not move me As most of my friends know, I do enjoy mysteries, but I would not classify this as a compelling read.One o [...]


    • I picked this up on a whim because I thought I d give Maisie Dobbs one chance I was really annoyed with the last book, but I really love historical mysteries and want to love this series On the plus side, Maisie herself was a LOT less irritating and condescending this time around in other words, I didn t want to punch her every five pages, like last time Unfortunately, the new age, woo bullshit is just utterly pervasive in this one, with Maurice babbling on philosophically to distraction, and s [...]


    • 3,5 stars Three stars for the mystery part of the book, but 4 stars for character development No matter how painful it is, we must truly mourn and experience the grief that horrible events bring to our life There s no use in running away, and Maisie finally learns that.


    • I am already a huge fan of the Maise Dobbs series, but this 3rd book was absolutely perfect The narrator was excellent and pleasing to listen to throughout This book has so many mysteries with links to each other that hte reader is holding on for dear life until the conclusion I wasn t able to guess what would happen next so had to keep listening I love the depth of Maisie s character She is never silly or neglectful with her work or her personal life Her past experiences of loss make her a char [...]


    • Probably 3.5 stars I m of two minds about this series I love the time period, the historical detail, the setting, the mysteries, and the idea of a self possessed, intelligent woman finding a way for herself But there s always something depressing about these books, too Certainly there s an elegiac tone, but it s almost as if Winspear has decided no one can ever be happy again in the wake of the war I m sure that s true for some, but all the joy just seems sucked out of this world Just once I d l [...]


    • I really like this mystery series Love the setting and sense of place Characters are well rounded and I like the way the author tells a story This time we get to see Maisie grow as she confronts some ghosts from the past while on a visit to France I had part of the mystery figured out but that didn t stop me from enjoying the story.That being said, I didn t quite understand the psychic resolution Did that come out of the blue or did I miss something at the beginning of the story I went back in m [...]


    • This is the third in the Maisie Dobbs series, which I am enjoying They are a light and easy read, which is sometimes just what my mind needs I m not overly interested in the Eastern mystical elements of Maisie Dobbs novels, but I enjoy reading about the inter World War period and it s always nice to read a book with a strong female main character although Maisie is not as strong in this one, since she has to deal with some demons from the past which leave her rather vulnerable.



    • I have had a love hate relationship with the Maisie Dobbs books over the years I read the first one and just wasn t overly impressed but I pressed on and read the second and again felt like I wasn t connecting with the series in the way that I had hoped.But I keep pushing myself to read them because not only do I love the covers but I love the time period I love books set either during the Great War or in the years immediately following in England.This should be a series that I fell in love with [...]


    • Added 5 11 11This was a good cozy mystery There were parts that dragged a bit, but, all in all, the story was a good one I find that some of author Winspear s sentences are too wordy For example Tavistock opened the gate into a no man s land dividing two houses, and then to the back where, between the two gardens, a Cross of Sacrifice rose toward the dark clouds, ever watchful over a small walled cemetery Winspear also gives a good deal of attention to the clothes which the characters are wearin [...]


    • Maisie Dobbs is hired to help a man honor his late wife s final wish, even though her new client seems interested in fulfilling an obligation than in finding out what really happened to the son he lost in the war The case takes Maisie back through her own past when she revisits her early spiritualist investigations, her old school friends, and the days she spent as a nurse in WWI era France.It always takes me some time to settle in to the style of a new Maisie book They have a very different fe [...]


    • Yet another amazing read in this series And there was not just one person following and or attempting to stop Maisie permanently I appreciate perhaps the most about Winspear s writing the fact that Maisie herself sometimes decides to evade the whole truth when all parties will be happier and better satisfied with their lives not knowing everything That requires such courage I don t know if I could do that It would be a tough decision, and although Maisie agonizes, she is quite satisfied with her [...]


    • Maisie Dobbs is such a likable character She s strong, discerning, compassionate and yet haunted by her experiences of WWI I thought I was reading book 2 in the series but this is 3 Happily they can be read out of order without feeling like I missed something Jacqueline s writing style makes me want On on this detective kick I ve recently watched a batch of Miss Marple movies too Maybe it s my car getting stolen that makes me crave the detective inside me to develop Or that escaping into novels [...]


    • Originally published at Reading RealityAs part of the lead in to March s Month of Maisie Readalong I get to dip into the earlier tales of Maisie s adventures in preparation for reading her newest story, In This Grave Hour, in the middle of Maisie month.Pardonable Lies was Maisie s third outing, and even though it is set in 1930, the clouds of World War II are already looming over the horizon And even though the meat of her case here concerns the Great War now over a decade in the past, it is the [...]


    • I finished this 3rd book in the series yesterday and as Maisie develops her skills as an investigator and psychologist, we also witness Maisie starting to come to terms with the horror she witnessed during WW I Masie s feelings as she works to solve 3 cases which lead her along some of the same paths she traveled during the war brings to light of what Maisie has been keeping locked away and which in some ways has shaped her to this point in her life Her experiences as a nurse during the war and [...]


    • Sarja uues osas tuleb s dikal eradetektiivil tegeleda kolme juhtumiga Kaks neist on omavahel seotud Sir Cecil Lawton palkab Maisie otsimaks t endeid, et ta poeg Ralph t epoolest hukkus s jas Nimelt oli Lawtoni naine Agnes kindlalt veendunud, et poeg j i ellu ja on lihtsalt teadmata kadunud Agnes k is mitmete selgeltn gijate juures oma usule kinnitust saamas ning vannutas meest veel surivoodilgi asja uurima Kui Maisie s branna Priscilla Evernden kuuleb Lawtonist lepingust, siis palub ta Maisiel u [...]


    • I love listening to the Maisie Dobbs books, which I discovered during the holidays last year Decided to return to Maisie s world again as the holidays drew to a close this year This is the third book, and it might be my favorite so far I loved the scenes in France, and the way the various mysteries intertwined.



    • This is a good read and what I expect from the author and the characters Maisie is growing and dealing with the baggage from her past during WWI all the while solving a couple of particularly gnarly problems.



    • Third in the series and another well done multi layered story telling going on Winspear continues to weave multiple stories into a cohesive story line.


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