In this Grave Hour

In this Grave Hour

In this Grave Hour Britain is at war Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil and having encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself along the way Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current

  • Title: In this Grave Hour
  • Author: Jacqueline Winspear
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
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  • Britain is at war Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil and having encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself along the way, Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current situation and how her world is on the cusp of great change One of those changes can be seen in the floods of refugees that are arriving in Britain, desperate for sanctuary fBritain is at war Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil and having encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself along the way, Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current situation and how her world is on the cusp of great change One of those changes can be seen in the floods of refugees that are arriving in Britain, desperate for sanctuary from the approaching storm of war When Maisie stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been than ordinary people, she is drawn into an investigation that requires all her insight and strength.

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    As war is declared in Britain, Maisie Dobbs' finds herself investigating the death of an Belgian expat living in England. Dr. Francesca Thomas who works in intelligence and is original Belgian hires her on the part of the Belgian embassy but as Maisie digs deeper into the case she begins to wonder what Dr.Thomas is hiding from her. The longer she investigates the more bodies start to pile up, all Belgian expats who came to England during WWI and settled down there. While trying to figure out the [...]

    This is a series that engaged my interest, my heart, and my mind from the very first book. Although I waited a long time for this one to come available through the Library on OverDrive, it was definitely worth the wait.Jacqueline Winspear’s writing is exceptionally good. At first I thought maybe this could be read as a standalone, but to be honest, one would miss so much of the bonding experience with all the characters, their backgrounds, and how they all connected without reading the whole s [...]

    On the day Britain enters World War II, private detective Maisie Dobbs gets a visit from her old colleague, Dr. Francesca Thomas. Francesca, a Belgian national, asks Maisie to investigate the death of Frederick Addens - a Belgian refugee who came to Britain as a teenager during World War I.d never went home. Instead, Addens made a life in England and became a railway engineer.Addens was shot in the head while kneeling, which seems like deliberate murder to Francesca. However, Detective Chief Ins [...]

    Maisie Dobbs is hired by a member of the Belgian embassy in this 13th installment of the series. A Belgian refugee has been murdered and the embassy wants more of an investigation than the police are providing. Things are in turmoil in London as Germany and England are preparing to go to war yet again. As long time readers know, the series started at the end of WWI where Maisie had served as a combat nurse in France. Now war is back in the picture. As Maisie's investigation progresses, she disco [...]

    September 3, 1939. Great Britain declares war on Germany and this novel begins. Another excellent installment of the Maisie Dobbs series. The main story involves Belgian refugees in England from The Great War, but along the way we see the minutiae of the country preparing for another war. Barrage balloons tied up over London (to make it difficult for low flying planes to enter the airspace, children being sent to the country to stay where it was deemed safer, and the return of women volunteering [...]

    Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs is one of the most creatively written characters in fiction today, and In This Grave Hour is an outstanding addition to the series. The story begins on September 3, 1939, the day Great Britain officially declared war on Germany thereby formally entering World War 2. When Maisie returns home that evening, a Secret Service agent is waiting to hire Maisie to find the murderer of a man who had escaped Occupied Belgium during the Great War. This investigation lead [...]

    This series is like a comforting bowl of porridge for me. I like the historical details, and it's been interesting finding out little things about how England came out of the First World War in the first book in this series, all the way to this book, with England entering the Second World War.

    It's okay, but not up to her other books which were solid 5-stars. I know I'm in the minority here, which is okay, but I personally found the story line rather boring and tedious. In the past I could read her books in a day or two. I found myself putting this book aside often. The wrap-up was contrived and kind of a let-down. The only bright spot for me was the Anna storyline. I do look forward to her next book as I love the characters.

    This is the latest in a steady stream of more than a dozen Maisie Dobbs mysteries to appear since 2003. It is my first encounter with this heroine, whose business card describes her as “psychologist and investigator” (which must have been an unusual combination in 1939 Britain). I suspect that died-in-the-wool Dobbs fans will also happily welcome back any number of familiar faces: Billy, Masie’s plain-speaking gumshoe assistant; Sandra, her secretary (largely absent this time around, laid [...]

    It is great to have Maisie, Sandra and Billie back in the old office working on investigations again. Feels like the book is back on track. World War II has started and for all the veterans of WWI and their families it is a difficult time.Dr. Francesca Thomas of the Belgium Embassy and secret service has hired Maisie to solve a murder of a Belgium refugee from WWI. Then three more murders occur of people Maisie has spoken to during the investigation. Maisie has also taken in some children into t [...]

    easy going crime book based at at the start of WW2 with several people killed by similar methods and maisie is employed to find the killer and the connections between each victim.

    I lose my train of thought if I so much as hear a dog bark outside - but in this book, the redoubtable Maisie Dobbs can listen to her country declaring war on Nazi Germany and still have the pluck and concentration to solve a couple of initially baffling murders! Here's my review over at Open Letters: openlettersmonthly/boo

    The last few Maisie Dobbs books have found Maisie in Germany and Spain, away from her friends and family, trying to heal from a horrible tragedy. The latest book, In This Grave Hour, Maisie is back in London and back to work as a private investigator and psychologist.That means that the characters we have grown to love- her assistants Billy and Sandra, her father and stepmother Brenda, best friend Priscilla and Pris' husband and sons- are back too. They were sorely missed.As the story opens in 1 [...]

    I had skipped the last two of the Maisie Dobbs series that venture into foreign lands, mainly because of the reviews, but had read the previous ten. Now Maisie is back in London with her private investigations and her old cohorts at hand. It did feel a little like old home week when one after the other familiar characters appear. I had been brought up to speed on Maisie's personal situation from the reviews - how she had lost her husband and unborn child, which a lot of readers were upset about [...]

    I have enjoyed each addition to this wonderful series, which often leaves me thoughtful, or touches me in some way. This volume caused me to think about the way we behave during a time of grieving, and most particularly on how humor can provide a brief respite from the heavy burden of deep sorrow. In the story, WWII is declared and there is grim news each day of death and destruction, which sows seeds of fear of what is to come next. So, it is with almost incredulous wonder that one character ta [...]

    Maisie and her team are back doing what they do best.stigating murder. Lots of new WWII storylines opened for future books. This one recharged my enthusiasm for the series.

    Absolutely masterful. A perfect build on the series -- which continues to be a great combination that gets better with each book.

    This book is the first that I have read in the series, and I wasn't lost. The times that the author referred to earlier events, she gave plenty of details about it. I loved Maisie. This woman is an established investigator with complicated war and personal backgrounds. The story is so well structured that I never guessed who the killer that she was investigating was. Many thanks for the signed first edition provided by the publisher!

    Loved it. Great storyline, superb characters, all the emotion. The problem with these Maisie Dobbs books is that I want to read them quickly to see what happens, but then am so upset that I have to wait so long for the next book!

    Ah, Maisie!! I was so glad to finally get my hands on a new Maisie Dobbs, and I was not disappointed! Time continues to pass and now Britain is on the cusp of ANOTHER war! For Maisie and many of her friends and co-workers, the LAST war was the worst thing ever, but now Mr Hitler wants to rule the world. Maisie is contacted by an old acquaintance in the secret service and asked to look into a murder that may not be receiving all the attention it deserves from the police, who are understandably bu [...]

    Originally published at Reading RealityWelcome to the Sitzkrieg, or as it was better known in Britain, the Phoney War.As this 13th book in the Maisie Dobbs series opens in the fall of 1939, Britain declares war on Nazi Germany after its invasion of Poland. Then nothing happens. And nothing continues to happen for eight months, until Germany invades France and the Low Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands) in May of 1940.But during the period of this book, nothing much happens on the wa [...]

    I really enjoy history and mysteries. Combining the two is perfect. I get to be engaged and interested while maybe learning a thing or two. In this case, I learned about some things that went on during WWI and WWII.

    My love for Maisie Dobbs has never wavered. Some books in this epic series are better than others, and this one is definitely a 4-star book. She is sensible and compassionate and vastly intelligent. I always appreciate Winspear's historical details of the time period. When I first started this series, Maisie was a teenager during the First World War, and now she is of middle age, closer to my age, and I relate to her much more. The murder mystery plot was clear and very interesting, and while th [...]

    I read this EARC courtesy of Harper books and Edelweiss. Pub date 03/14/17 Well, Maisie Dobbs is at it again. Traipsing all over the country and then across the continent trying to make sense of, and find the connection between, men who seem to find themselves dead. Murdered. In a horrible, almost executionary style. Of course, we know that in the end, Maisie will be victorious. But getting there is more than half the fun.

    In This Grave Hour is the latest in the Maisie Dobbs series. We have read about her developing an investigator practice after being a nurse in World War I. In the latest books we have witnessed her personal tragedy and how she rebuilds her life. The next war is approaching and Winspear’s latest books have communicated the dread the citizens in Britain could have been feeling. Now war is declared and people are moving into motion. Maisie is caught up in murders that are related to the last war, [...]

    Jacqueline Winspear continues to hone her skills and develop her characters. This book opens at the start of Britain's declaration of war in 1939. Maisie is hired by a former colleague who holds dual citizeship -- Belgium and the U.K. A man living in England, a past Belgium refugee from WWI who'd made his permanent home in London, has been murdered. The Yard hasn't made much progress is solving the case, so Maisie is asked to take it on. There is a hint that other murders might follow if Maisie [...]

    I am always seduced into reading Maisie Dobbs' novels by the settings and the period but I am afraid that more often than not I am most disappointed. And this is the case with 'In This Grave Hour'.It is an intense beginning as Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany. It is also a poignant and touching ending as a young girl and her grandmother bond, but in between the story rambles around with not very much exciting happening.The ta [...]

    Somehow I jumped ahead a book in this series. I read the first Maisie book when it was first published, and have read them all until I fell behind with the last several books. So with this background of Maisie's adventures, I didn't have any trouble with continuity. Maisie receives an assignment from a secret service agent to find a Belgium refugee still in England when he came there as a boy during the Great War. Now as England faces Germany again in war, children are evacuated from London, and [...]

    Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series is far more than a detective series. Through the investigator and one-time British army nurse Maisie Dobbs, Winspear chronicles wars, their aftermath and their beginnings.In the earlier books, Winspear focuses on World War I and the sufferings of maimed former soldiers and of families who lost their sons, lovers, and husbands. Then she moved on to the years before World War II. I had found those books somewhat less moving.But her new book describes Brita [...]

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