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Jacqueline Winspear 

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Consequences of Fear, The American Agent, and To Die but Once, as well as thirteen other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels and The Care and Management of Lies, a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Jacqueline has also published two nonfiction books, What Would Maisie Do? and a memoir, This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing. Originally from the United Kingdom, she divides her time between California and the Pacific Northwest.

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A poignant and compelling story… [Winspear handles] human drama with compassionate sensitivity while skillfully avoiding cloying sentimentality.
—Library Journal, Starred Review

[A] deft debut novel… be prepared to be astonished at the sensitivity and wisdom with which Maisie resolves her first professional assignment.
The New York Times

A delightful mix of mystery, war story and romance set in WWI–era England… A refreshing heroine, appealing secondary characters and an absorbing plot [make Winspear a] writer to watch.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

[Maisie Dobbs] catches the sorrow of a lost generation in the character of one exceptional woman.
Chicago Tribune

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