Book #108 was Birds of a Feather, the second book in Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series. The back of the book reads:
Jacqueline Winspearâ€™s marvelous and inspired debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literatureâ€™s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather finds Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London â€œbetween the wars.â€ It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiressâ€™s old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the womanâ€™s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
A rare series that I’m reading in order! This series feels fresh to me, perhaps because I don’t read very many books that are set in this time period or that deal at all with WWI or its aftermath. Maisie is a heroine with depth, and I’m often surprised by her actions and reactions.
Page count: 309 | Word count: 106,955
2006 – The Body Farm (Patricia Cornwell)