The Mapping of Love and Death

The Mapping of Love and Death

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In 1932 London, 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.

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In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse.

August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California's beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father's native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action.

April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael's parents, who have recently learned that their son's remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael's belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier's family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.

Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs.



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& Taylor

In 1932 London, 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. (Historical mystery). By the Agatha Award-winning author of Among the Mad. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperLuxe, c2010
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780061987540
0061987549
Characteristics: 471 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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marthabwaters
Oct 05, 2015

It's rare that the seventh book in a series is my favorite to date, but that's the case with this one. I thought the mystery was solid, and Winspear perfectly balanced developments in Maisie's personal life with the whodunnit. Maisie's personal growth over the course of seven books has been so enjoyable to watch, and the leisurely pacing of these books makes the slow developments in Maisie's life (and the lives of her friends) rewarding to watch unfurl. Looking forward to #8!

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Suzanne1979
Jun 01, 2013

Loved all of the Maisie Dobbs series.

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shapjul
Aug 24, 2011

I thought this was the best of the Masie Dobbs books so far (I am listening to them in order.) The mysteries have not been terrific, but they are really character driven books, and the characters are very good. There's a lot of development in the series, as much as in anything I've read, really. Maisie Dobbs changes--matures--over time. In this one she is really coming into her own.

I recommend the book, but I also recommend reading them in order.

For those who care, the sort of pyschic aspects of the early ones seem to have dropped away. There's nothing more than intuition and forboding in this one.

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sophia08
Jul 04, 2011

i started this book and emerged hours later. It is as good or better than any of the other Maisie Dobbs books. The characters are not so carefully drawn and fleshed out as they are in the others, and conversations may not make sense without references not explained here, but somehow none of that slows down the action or interferes with the meaning of what is occurring. There are murders, war deaths and losses in this book as usual, but the details are less gruesome and WWI centered than in the other books. i find this book in the series the most upbeat and hopeful.

debwalker May 02, 2011

"Our readers want to be Maisie! Intrepid, intuitive Maisie is on the case of a cartographer found sixteen years after his death at the end of World War I. A farmer stumbled across the buried remains. Maisie is certain his killer was much closer than the shells that rained down. The trail is cold; Maisie will need all her wiles to solve this one before the killer strikes again."--Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, Ore.

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theresalynn615
Dec 30, 2010

I really truly enjoyed the first couple of novels, even though I wasn't terribly impressed with the mystery, which was too easy to figure out, or the New Agey spiritual bullshit (she closes her eyes and centers herself to solve crimes? How California is that?)

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Roundcat
Jul 19, 2010

Looks like we've followed Maisie through her beginnings. Now Ms. Winspear has set the groundwork for changes in her life. It will be interesting to see how the series progresses.

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112rosedalesandra
Jun 29, 2010

Does Billy move to Canada?
Does Maisie become head of MI5; M?

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112rosedale
Jun 16, 2010

Look for next book in series - this one is the SEVENTH

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