Maisie Dobbs

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Narrator: Rita Barrington
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2015
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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The book that introduced the world to the intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine Maisie Dobbs—one of literature’s favorite sleuths

Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded World War I veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan’s son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years.

Reviews (2)


Written by Coral from Williamston, NC on June 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great classic detective in the Sherlock manner but with a very smart lady

Great read!

Written by Anonymous on August 29th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is such a wonderful author - well-written, beautiful insight into a woman's role in an evolving new era. The language is exquisite - I never want these books to end. Wish there were more by this author available for rental.

Author Details

Author Details

Winspear, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Among the Mad" and "An Incomplete Revenge", as well as four other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, "Maisie Dobbs". Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.