The king's justice / Susan Elia MacNeal.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "London. December, 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope, secret agent and spy, takes a break from the Special Operations Executive division to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is like an explosion waiting to happen. Shaken by a recent case, she finds herself living more dangerously--taking more risks than usual, smoking again, drinking gin and riding a motorcycle--and the last thing she wants is to get entangled in another crime. But when she's called upon to look into a stolen Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie finds the case too alluring to resist. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose in London and Maggie's skills are in demand. Little does she know that in the process of investigating this dangerous predator, she will come face to face with a new sort of evil...and discover a link between the precious violin and the murders no one could ever have expected"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-337).
    • ISBN:
      9780399593840
      0399593845
    • Accession Number:
      2019038115
    • Accession Number:
      on1102806021
      1102806021
    • Accession Number:
      fay.685806
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MACNEAL, S. E. The king’s justice. First edition. [s. l.]: Bantam Books, 2020. ISBN 9780399593840. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806. Acesso em: 14 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      MacNeal SE. The King’s Justice. First edition. Bantam Books; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806. Accessed July 14, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      MacNeal SE. The King’s Justice. First edition. Bantam Books; 2020. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806
    • APA:
      MacNeal, S. E. (2020). The king’s justice (First edition.). Bantam Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      MacNeal, Susan Elia. 2020. The King’s Justice. First edition. A Maggie Hope Mystery: [9]. Bantam Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806.
    • Harvard:
      MacNeal, S. E. (2020) The king’s justice. First edition. Bantam Books (A Maggie Hope mystery: [9]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806 (Accessed: 14 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      MacNeal, SE 2020, The king’s justice, First edition., A Maggie Hope mystery: [9], Bantam Books, viewed 14 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      MacNeal, Susan Elia. The King’s Justice. First edition., Bantam Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      MacNeal, Susan Elia. The King’s Justice. First edition. A Maggie Hope Mystery: [9]. Bantam Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      MacNeal SE. The king’s justice [Internet]. First edition. Bantam Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 14]. (A Maggie Hope mystery: [9]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685806

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Transplanted American Maggie Hope's life has been a whirlwind since taking the job as Winston Churchill's secretary at the beginning of WWII: code breaking, spying, and catching serial killers have all been part of her remit. Now, in late 1942, she's trying to decompress. No more spying, at least for the moment, but Maggie's idea of chilling out is a little weird: defusing unexploded bombs (UXBs) in blitz-ravaged London. MacNeal, who has proved a master at re-creating both wartime England and Nazi-occupied Paris, is on point again, with white-knuckle accounts of being down in a hole with a UXB: one minute you're there, the next you could be pink mist. For Maggie, though, the next minute she's back in the game, first hunting a stolen Stradivarius violin and then, inevitably, on the trail of another serial killer, this time someone who's targeting conscientious objectors. As with the previous eight volumes in this consistently entertaining series, MacNeal's latest effort combines solid sleuthing and fascinating WWII detail with a sensitive look at the psychological turmoil that plagues those under intense pressure. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Transplanted American Maggie Hope's life has been a whirlwind since taking the job as Winston Churchill's secretary at the beginning of WWII: code breaking, spying, and catching serial killers have all been part of her remit. Now, in late 1942, she's trying to decompress. No more spying, at least for the moment, but Maggie's idea of chilling out is a little weird: defusing unexploded bombs (UXBs) in blitz-ravaged London. MacNeal, who has proved a master at re-creating both wartime England and Nazi-occupied Paris, is on point again, with white-knuckle accounts of being down in a hole with a UXB: one minute you're there, the next you could be pink mist. For Maggie, though, the next minute she's back in the game, first hunting a stolen Stradivarius violin and then, inevitably, on the trail of another serial killer, this time someone who's targeting conscientious objectors. As with the previous eight volumes in this consistently entertaining series, MacNeal's latest effort combines solid sleuthing and fascinating WWII detail with a sensitive look at the psychological turmoil that plagues those under intense pressure. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2020 February

Taking her old boss Winston Churchill's advice that "a change is as good as a rest," former spy Maggie Hope leaves the Special Operations Executive and begins working for the "suicide squad," a ragtag group of volunteers who defuse the unexploded bombs left behind in London by the Luftwaffe during the Blitz. However, when a new sequential murderer begins targeting conscientious objectors, some of whom work alongside Maggie, and a Stradivarius violin is stolen, Maggie once again finds herself working with DCI James Durgin on two different investigations even as justice is being served in the Blackout Beast murder case, in which the two were formerly involved. With the ninth stellar entry in her "Maggie Hope" series (after The Prisoner in the Castle), MacNeal once again seamlessly fuses superbly rendered characters, an expertly evoked setting rich with fascinating period details, and a riveting plot to offer up a thoughtful meditation on the subject of good and evil in society. VERDICT Irresistibly readable and brilliantly crafted, this is a story both historical mystery and fiction fans will adore. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/19.]—John Charles, formerly of Scottsdale P.L., AZ

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 December #2

Set in war-torn London, bestseller MacNeal's tantalizing ninth Maggie Hope mystery (after 2018's The Prisoner in the Castle) finds Maggie helping conscientious objectors diffuse unexploded bombs. In December 1942, Maggie attends the sentencing of the serial killer known as the Blackout Beast, who once held her captive. In March 1943, just days before the killer is due to be executed, a suitcase containing human bones and a white feather is found floating in the Thames. As more suitcases with bones are discovered, it's obvious that another serial killer is at work. Maggie wants no part of the investigation, but the victims may well be her friends on the bomb squad. When the Blackout Beast presents her with a proposal—a pardon from the king in exchange for the new serial killer's identity—Maggie sets out to catch the killer before she has to accept his offer. Vivid descriptions of devastated London and distinctive, emotionally flawed characters enhance a plot that builds to a wicked twist. This enjoyable effort will inspire those new to MacNeal to seek out earlier entries. Agent: Agent: Victoria Skurnick, Levine Greenberg Rosten Literary. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.