I’ve been hearing good things about this series for quite a while now and finally got around to picking up the first one. As the book begins, Maisie a single 32 year old woman is opening her own business as a private investigator in 1929 London. Her first case is a husband who suspects his wife is being unfaithful. As she begins to investigate, she is drawn into finding out more about a deceased WW1 veteran. Along the way, the reader also learns about Maisie’s own past, education and training. This book is a bit of historic fiction, a bit of romance, and less of a mystery than I’d expected. It’s really more of a slowly and gently told period piece about a woman who is remarkable for her time and place. Ultimately though, Maisie is a thoroughly enjoyable heroine and the setting in post World War I England is one I haven’t encountered much before. I’m looking forward to continuing the series.
What is Whimpulsive?
It's not a word, but it should be, because it's the best description of both my reading habits and my blog posting habits. This blog is primarily about the books I'm reading, with occasional other stuff thrown in.
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My Rating Scale
No stars – I couldn’t even finish it
1 star – I didn’t like it but I managed to finish it.
2 stars – It was OK. Not good, but seriously just OK.
3 stars - I liked it. I didn’t think it was great, but I thought it was good entertainment.
4 stars – I really liked it. I really think you might like it too.
5 stars – It was amazing. I’d recommend this to just about anyone.