The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel / Jacqueline Winspear.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death--an investigation that leads her to a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse"--Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780061727665 : HRD
      0061727660 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2009049970
    • Accession Number:
      fay.298946
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WINSPEAR, J. The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel. [s.l.] : Harper, 2010. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Winspear J. The Mapping of Love and Death : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Harper; 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946. Accessed November 13, 2019.
    • APA:
      Winspear, J. (2010). The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel. Harper. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Winspear, Jacqueline. 2010. The Mapping of Love and Death : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Harper. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946.
    • Harvard:
      Winspear, J. (2010) The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel. Harper. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946 (Accessed: 13 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Winspear, J 2010, The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel, Harper, viewed 13 November 2019, .
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      Winspear, Jacqueline. The Mapping of Love and Death : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Harper, 2010. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Winspear, Jacqueline. The Mapping of Love and Death : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Harper, 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Winspear J. The mapping of love and death : a Maisie Dobbs novel [Internet]. Harper; 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 13]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298946

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2010 March #1

The sixth Maisie Dobbs mystery, set in England between the wars, is based on a true story about the discovery of a collapsed dugout from World War I containing the bodies of a cartography team and their equipment. The American parents of the dead cartographer hire Maisie to find "the English Nurse," the young man's mysterious lover—and possibly his killer, as the autopsy evidence points to his having been murdered shortly before the dugout collapsed. Only a few hours after having hired Maisie, the Americans are attacked and badly beaten, prompting Maisie to take it upon herself to discover their attacker. Maisie and her assistant, Billy, take on the case in their usual careful and contemplative style, even as difficulties in Maisie's personal life challenge her concentration. Readers who preferred the earlier novels in the series will be pleased with this entry and those waiting for Maisie to finally find a love interest will have something to cheer about. A must read for series fans, especially because the ending hints that big changes are on the way for Maisie. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2010 February #2

Mapping the human heart is more art than science. Winspear's seventh Maisie Dobbs novel (after Among the Mad) finds the detective employed by the parents of a soldier and cartographer, Michael Clifton, who fought during World War I. Missing for 16 years, the bodies of Clifton and his unit are discovered in France. The postmortem reveals that while the unit perished during a shelling attack, Clifton was already dead from a crushed skull. The only clues found with the body are Clifton's deteriorated journal and love letters to an unnamed nurse. There's also the dilemma of the California land purchase, potentially lucrative, that Clifton made just before he enlisted. With no deed of sale or will apparent, the land is mired in legal entanglements. This case has long grown cold, but Maisie is too relentless an investigator to let it prevent her from bringing a murderer to justice. VERDICT An engaging plot coupled with captivating characters makes this the best Dobbs novel to date. Highly recommended for historical mystery aficionados who enjoy intriguing whodunits wrapped in a wartime love story.—Susan O. Moritz, Montgomery Cty. P.Ls., MD

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PW Reviews 2010 February #3

Set in 1932, bestseller Winspear's endearing seventh Maisie Dobbs novel (after 2009's Among the Mad) centers on Michael Clifton, a young American cartographer during the Great War, whose remains turn up in a French field. Evidence suggests to Maisie that Michael, rather than dying in a shell blast, was murdered. Michael's parents arrive in London with letters from an unnamed English nurse that raise disturbing questions about the nurse's relationship with their son. The plucky inquiry agent embarks on a search for this woman, following a trail that leads to Chatham, home of the School of Military Engineering, which Michael attended. There she learns about the vital role that cartography played in the war. At times, subplots involving socialite James Compton, a frustrated suitor, and the family problems of Maisie's assistant, Billy Beale, slow the pace. As often in this winning series, the action builds to a somewhat sad if satisfying conclusion. 10-city author tour. (Apr.)

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