BookBrowse Reviews An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear

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An Incomplete Revenge

A Maisie Dobbs Novel

by Jacqueline Winspear

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
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    Feb 2008, 320 pages
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    Nov 2008, 352 pages

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Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary psychologist and investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community

Both loyal fans of Winspear's mysteries and the readers new to her work will welcome this satisfying tale, set in a rural England that is still haunted by ghosts of The Great War. Maisie Dobbs is an independent and observant woman who relies on her perception and intuition to unravel long-time knots in the cases she pursues. The 1930's rural Kent countryside and the cityscape of interwar London serve as convincing historical settings for the unusual story that unfolds.

Maisie's insights and interactions with an English Roma (Gypsy) settlement are woven throughout the story, and the sprinkling of Romani words and customs expands the reader's understanding of this ancient—though much persecuted and maligned—culture. Memories of her Romani...

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17 members reviewed An Incomplete Revenge as part of First Impressions rating it an average 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here are a few of their comments:

"Maisie Dobbs is the most unusual Private Investigator I have ever met. Her analytical and unusual methods of solving a case make for the best kind of reading. She is kind, polite and very caring. She brings unusual people together with her warm personality. After reading her first book about Maisie, I was hooked. Her sensitive descriptions of her work as a nurse and the effects of war on returned soldiers and their families are so timely. This is the fourth in the series and just as absorbing. This entire series would be excellent for a book group." - Shirley.
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