Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel / Jacqueline Winspear.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st Picador ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale.
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      "Henry Holt and Company."
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      WINSPEAR, J. Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel. 1st Picador ed. [s. l.]: Picador, 2009. ISBN 9780312429256. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
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      Winspear J. Among the Mad : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. 1st Picador ed. Picador; 2009. Accessed August 14, 2020.
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      Winspear, J. (2009). Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel (1st Picador ed.). Picador.
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      Winspear, Jacqueline. 2009. Among the Mad : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. 1st Picador ed. Picador.
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      Winspear, J. (2009) Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel. 1st Picador ed. Picador. Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
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      Winspear, J 2009, Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel, 1st Picador ed., Picador, viewed 14 August 2020, .
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      Winspear, Jacqueline. Among the Mad : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. 1st Picador ed., Picador, 2009. EBSCOhost,
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      Winspear, Jacqueline. Among the Mad : A Maisie Dobbs Novel. 1st Picador ed. Picador, 2009.
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      Winspear J. Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel [Internet]. 1st Picador ed. Picador; 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2008 December #1

*Starred Review* Psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs returns in this fifth series entry, taking place from December 1931 to January 1932. Maisie is still based in London, which her father calls "a desperate sort of place," a theme that pervades this bleak historical mystery, strong with period detail and culture. Recovering (or not) from World War I continues to be a theme, with Maisie, the victims and killers, and nearly everyone else around her all still suffering the effects of the Great War. In a significant change from previous series entries, Maisie does not work alone but is seconded to the Special Branch of Scotland Yard and must integrate her special brand of investigation into the police team. Another change—and one that makes for a tighter plot and faster pace than Winspear s previous efforts—is the limited time frame of the investigation, as the letters threatening the prime minister and all of London contain short deadlines. Series readers will be pleased with Maisie s continued growth and healing, even as she grieves the death of her fiancé, and will empathize with her assistant Billy s struggles on behalf of his depressed and suicidal wife. Winspear breathes new life into this solid series, but the novel has enough background to make it suitable for new readers as well as highly satisfying fare for established fans. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2009 January #1

Winspear's sixth Maisie Dobbs novel opens on Christmas Eve 1931, as Maisie witnesses an injured war veteran-turned-beggar blow himself up on a crowded London street. This tragic event turns sinister the next day when the prime minister receives a menacing letter that demands the government immediately render aid to alleviate the suffering of the unemployed, particularly war veterans who served their country dutifully. If no action is taken within 48 hours, there will be consequences. Is this one human's act of madness, or does the conspiracy run deeper? Psychologist and detective Maisie partners with Scotland Yard to prevent the loss of even more life. Winspear has written an intriguing psychological mystery about the damage war inflicts on a person's soul, as well as a thought-provoking look at the lengths to which the hopeless and mentally unstable might go to be heard. Recommended for all historical mystery collections. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 10/1/08.]—Susan O. Moritz, Montgomery Cty. P.L., MD

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PW Reviews 2008 November #3

Bestseller Winspear's sixth Maisie Dobbs novel (after 2008's An Incomplete Revenge) raises the stakes considerably for her psychologically astute sleuth. On Christmas eve 1931, a man Maisie passes on a London street detonates a bomb, killing himself and slightly wounding Maisie. This traumatic event turns out to be linked to threatening letters the British prime minister starts to receive, the first of which mentions Maisie by name. Maisie joins a high-powered investigative team devoted to averting the cataclysmic disaster promised by the unknown author of the messages. By providing the letter writer's perspective, Winspear removes some of the mystery. In addition, Maisie's speculative guesses about the profile of the criminal, while accurate, have less logical grounding than traditional puzzle fans might prefer. Still, Winspear does her usual superb job of portraying London between the world wars. (Feb.)

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