Maisie Dobbs – Das Haus zur letzten Ruhe

Englands erste Detektivin ermittelt
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 368811163X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Hinter diesen Mauern lauert der Tod ... London 1929: Der Krieg scheint vergessen, und auch für Maisie Dobbs brechen neue Zeiten an. Aber dass eine junge Frau ihr eigenes Detektivbüro eröffnet, ist dann doch reichlich skandalös. Während der Ermittlung gegen eine vermeintliche Ehebrecherin treten die Schrecken der Vergangenheit erneut zutage. Maisie kommt einem Mann auf die Spur, der die Hilflosigkeit von Kriegsversehrten auf abscheuliche Weise ausnutzt. Unversehens gerät sie dabei selbst in höchste Gefahr ...

In this Grave Hour


Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
ISBN: 0749021853
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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3rd September 1939. A Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ 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, during the Great War some twenty-three years earlier. In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the ‘last war’, an evacuee from London appears in Maisie’s life, bringing the current crisis close to home. 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.

Leaving Everything Most Loved

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780062049612
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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London, 1933. Two months after Usha Pramal's body is discovered in the waters of a city canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs for help. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, but evidence indicates they failed to conduct a full investigation. Usha had been staying at an ayah's hostel, a refuge for Indian women. As Maisie learns, Usha was different from the hostel's other residents. But with this discovery comes new danger, as a fellow lodger who was close to Usha is found murdered. As Maisie is pulled deeper into an unfamiliar yet captivating subculture, her investigation becomes clouded by the unfinished business of a previous case, and by a growing desire to see more of the world. At the same time, her lover, James Compton, gives her an ultimatum she cannot ignore. Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved signals a vital turning point in this remarkable series.

Elegy for Eddie

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062049593
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In this latest entry in Jacqueline Winspear’s acclaimed, bestselling mystery series—“less whodunits than why-dunits, more P.D. James than Agatha Christie” (USA Today)—Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet, a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power. Perfect for fans of A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, or other Maisie Dobbs mysteries—and an ideal place for new readers to enter the series—Elegy for Eddie is an incomparable work of intrigue and ingenuity, full of intimate descriptions and beautifully painted scenes from between the World Wars, from one of the most highly acclaimed masters of mystery, Jacqueline Winspear.

The Mapping of Love and Death

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061987875
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse. August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action. April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love. Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

To Die but Once

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062436651
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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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. During the months following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever. Maisie’s investigation leads her from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld’s most powerful men, in a case that serves as a reminder of the inextricable link between money and war. Yet when a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future—and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality.

The American Agent

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062436694
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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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 escape 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.

Journey to Munich

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062220624
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal). It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .

A Lesson in Secrets

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062079239
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is “a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #4: Elegy for Eddie and Leaving Everything Most Loved

Books 9 and 10 in the New York Times Bestselling Series
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062365924
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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This eBook bundle includes books 9 & 10 in Jacqueline Winspear's New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series: Elegy for Eddie and Leaving Everything Most Loved.

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #3: The Mapping of Love and Death and A Lesson in Secrets

Books 7 and 8 in the New York Times Bestselling Series
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062354582
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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Maisie Dobbs Bundle #3: The Mapping of Love and Death and A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

Die Hebamme von Venedig

Historischer Roman
Author: Roberta Rich
Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll
ISBN: 3492983022
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Mitten in der Nacht steht ein venezianischer Adliger aufgewühlt vor der Tür der jüdischen Hebamme Hannah: Seit Tagen liegt die Frau des Conte schon in den Wehen, und nun fürchtet er um das Leben von Mutter und Kind, sollte Hannah ihnen nicht helfen. Doch der jungen Hebamme ist die medizinische Behandlung von Christen untersagt. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Mitgefühl und Angst, erkennt Hannah in der Bitte des Conte auch eine Chance und stellt mutig eine Bedingung: Wenn es ihr gelingt, das Kind des Conte di Padovani zu retten, verlangt sie jene Geldsumme, die sie braucht, um ihren auf Malta als Sklaven gefangen gehaltenen Mann Isaak freizukaufen. Der Conte willigt ein. Doch mit der Geburt des Kindes gerät Hannah in immer größere Gefahr. Die um ihr Erbe fürchtenden Brüder des Conte di Padovani trachten ihr und dem Baby nach dem Leben, Venedig wird von der Pest bedroht, und es bleibt kaum noch Zeit bis zum Ablegen des Schiffes, das sie zu Isaak bringen soll ...

What Would Maisie Do?

Inspiration from the Pages of Maisie Dobbs
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780062859341
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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A one-of-a-kind illustrated companion to the best-selling Maisie Dobbs series, which invites readers into the beloved heroine’s world—and shares her wisdom and inspiration. Through fourteen books, the Maisie Dobbs series has had a resounding impact on fans. Readers have shared with author Jacqueline Winspear how Maisie’s stories have resonated with them or helped them through difficult times. Fans have been inspired by the heroine’s resilience and endurance, repurposing her strength in their own lives in a way perhaps best embodied by the phrase “What Would Maisie Do?” Anchored by thirty of Maisie's most timeless quotes, coupled with Jacqueline Winspear’s inspiration for each nugget of wisdom, these reflections offer readers additional insight into the world of Maisie Dobbs and invite them to reflect on favorite moments and memories. Here are just a few: On the value of respect: “Liking a person we are required to have dealings with is not of paramount importance. But respect is crucial, on both sides, as is tolerance and a depth of understanding of those influences that sculpt a character.” On grieving: “Grief is a pilgrimage along a path that allows us to reflect upon the past from points of remembrance held in the soul. At times the way is filled with stones underfoot and we feel pained by our memories, yet on other days the shadows reflect our longing and those happinesses shared.” On the importance of departure: “Leaving that which you love breaks your heart open. But you will find a jewel inside, and this precious jewel is the opening of your heart to all that is new and all that is different, and it will be the making of you—if you allow it to be.” The perfect supplement to the Maisie Dobbs series, What Would Maisie Do? also features the iconic jacket art that has graced the series, as well as period photographs and prompts for readers' own observations and inspiration—making this a unique journal that fans will turn to and treasure for years to come.

A Dangerous Place

A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062220578
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . . In Jacqueline Winspear‘s powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril. Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger. But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

Bruno Chef de police


Author: Martin Walker
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257601816
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Bruno Courrèges – Polizist, Gourmet, Sporttrainer und begehrtester Junggeselle von Saint-Denis – wird an den Tatort eines Mordes gerufen. Ein algerischer Einwanderer, dessen Kinder in der Ortschaft wohnen, ist tot aufgefunden worden. Das Opfer ist ein Kriegsveteran, Träger des Croix de Guerre, und weil das Verbrechen offenbar rassistische Hintergründe hat, werden auch nationale Polizeibehörden eingeschaltet, die Bruno von den Ermittlungen ausschließen wollen. Doch der nutzt seine Ortskenntnisse und Beziehungen, ermittelt auf eigene Faust und deckt die weit in der Vergangenheit wurzelnden Ursachen des Verbrechens auf.

Aus nächster Nähe


Author: LS Hawker
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676913
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Das Leben war nicht immer gut zu Nessa Donati. Doch inzwischen konnte sie sich ihr eigenes kleines Glück aufbauen. Mit ihrem Mann John, ihrem Sohn Daltrey und dem Zurücklassen ihrer Vergangenheit. Doch plötzlich verschwindet John, und die Polizei befragt sie als Verdächtige. Kurz darauf beginnen die Attacken: erst im Internet, dann darüber hinaus. Sie fühlt sich verfolgt. Wer ist es, der sie mit ihren Geheimnissen quält? Und wie weit wird er gehen?

Stille Wasser

Commissario Brunettis sechsundzwanzigster Fall
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257607873
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Schwächeanfall in der Questura. Das Räderwerk des Alltags hat Brunetti zermürbt. Krankgeschrieben, soll sich der Commissario in der Lagune von Venedig erholen. Wie wunderbar, einmal nicht Verbrechern hinterherzujagen, sondern in ländlicher Idylle seine Gedanken mit den Wolken ziehen zu lassen! Doch zwischen Bienen und Blumen kommt er einem größeren Fall als je zuvor auf die Spur.

Was mein Herz dir sagen will


Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3955767728
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Großmutter Lisette hatte ein Geheimnis, dessen ist sich die junge Witwe Camille sicher, als ihr eine Kiste mit vergilbten Aufnahmen in die Hände fällt. Kann es sein, dass ihr Opa gar nicht ihr leiblicher Großvater war? Unterstützt von dem charmanten Historiker Finn, begibt sie sich auf dem malerischen Landgut ihrer Familie in der Provence auf Spurensuche. Dort erfährt Camille nicht nur Unglaubliches über Lisette - in den wogenden Lavendelfeldern von Bellerive entdeckt sie auch, dass Finn der erste Mann sein könnte, den sie seit dem Tod ihres Gatten in ihr Herz lassen möchte. "Meisterhaft beschreibt Susan Wiggs die Eigenheiten menschlicher Beziehungen." Jodi Picoult "Wiggs ist eine unübertroffene Geschichtenerzählerin, mit der sich kaum eine andere Autorin messen kann ... Ihre Beobachtungsgabe ist bemerkenswert." Romantic Times "Susan Wiggs schreibt bewegende, unvergessliche Romane über Träume und Hoffnungen, in denen sich jede Leserin wiederfindet." New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Suzan Elisabeth Philipps

Der ungeladene Gast

Roman
Author: Sadie Jones
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641087996
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Eine stürmische Nacht, ein rauschendes Fest und ein Geheimnis, das nie hätte ans Tageslicht gelangen dürfen Ein schöner Frühlingsabend im Jahr 1912: Es ist Emerald Torringtons zwanzigster Geburtstag. Das schon etwas heruntergekommene Sterne-Anwesen blitzt und glänzt, ein großes Dinner mit Freunden der Familie ist geplant. Doch ein Zugunglück, nur einige Meilen entfernt, sorgt dafür, dass eine Schar derangiert aussehender Passagiere vor der Tür steht und Einlass begehrt. Von nun an läuft nichts mehr nach Plan – und dann taucht auch noch ein Nachzügler auf, der ein dunkles Geheimnis mit der Hausherrin teilt. Während draußen ein nächtlicher Sturm heraufzieht, beginnen drinnen Anstand und Dekorum davonzuwehen und dem Chaos den Weg zu bereiten ... Der neue Roman der Bestsellerautorin Sadie Jones ist ein vergnüglicher Ritt durch die Welt des untergehenden englischen Landadels, dessen Konventionen sie mit maliziösem Vergnügen vorführt. Ein köstlich furchterregendes Drama voller dunkler Überraschungen und Liebeswirren, durchblitzt von charmant schadenfrohem Humor.

Und die Furcht gebiert den Zorn

Roman
Author: Louise Penny,Gabriele Werbeck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442375073
Category:
Page: 441
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