I listened to the BBC Audiobooks America version of this book. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I listened to it twice. I was only going to re-listen to the opening chapters, but once I got started I had to continue. It was read by Kim Hicks, 10 hours 21 minutes.
The story was enhanced by the return of handy man Billy Beale. He is now Maisie's assistant and he really does add more to her firm, far beyond answering phones and doing errands. He provided balance to Maisie's formal approach to her cases. He sees the cases through the eyes of the common man and his every day experiences.
I am looking forward to the next book, Pardonable Lies, to find where Maisie's romantic interests lead her.
I find that Maisie Dobbs and Billy are very comfortable people to spend my time with. I can imagine the conversations we'd have over tea should they manifest as flesh and blood. Oh well, so much for vacation time imaginings.
Maisie Dobbs series:
- Maisie Dobbs
- Birds of a Father
- Pardonable Lies
- Messenger of Truth
- An Incomplete Revenge
- Among the Mad
- The Mapping of Love and Death
- A Lesson in Secrets
- Elegy for Eddie
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