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Messenger of Truth

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Messenger of Truth

by Winspear, Jacqueline

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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ISBN 10
0805078983
ISBN 13
9780805078985
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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2006. CG2 - A first edition hardcover book signed by author in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Book has remainder mark on the top, dust jacket and book have some light shelf wear. A Maisie Dobbs Novel. Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious death of a controversial artist-and World War I veteran-in the fourth installment of the bestselling series. 9.5"x6.5", 319 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

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On Jun 24 2014, CloggieDownunder said:
Messenger of Truth is the fourth book in the Maisie Dobbs series by British-born American author, Jacqueline Winspear. When the death of controversial artist Nicholas Bassington-Hope, from a fall whilst setting up his latest exhibition, is ruled as accidental, his twin sister Georgina is unconvinced. Georgina, an outspoken journalist, seeks out the help of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. In the course of her investigations, Maisie meets the bohemian Bassington-Hope family, Nick’s fellow artists from the colony at Dungeness, his promoter, gallery owner Stig Svenson, and the collector who is determined to own all of his work, wealthy American Randolph Bradley. And while all the evidence points to an unfortunate fall, Maisie soon finds that plenty of possible motives exist for Nick’s murder. Nick was known for including real people in his paintings, careless of whom it might upset. Did his latest masterpiece, secreted away in an unknown lockup, offend the wrong person? Or did he fall foul of his younger brother’s contacts with the underworld? Was Randolph looking to increase the value of his collection (as the death of an artist is bound to do), or annoyed that he refused to sell the masterpiece? What were his artist friends, of late noticeably wealthier, hiding? Were the recent quarrels with his siblings relevant? Maisie is left to determine the true story alone, as Billy Beale has problems of his own. DI Stratton is being less than helpful and things come to a head with Maisie’s suitor, Andrew Dene. This instalment touches on war artists, war propaganda, the atrocities of war, the scourge of childhood diseases, and the loss of art works to richer countries. Stolen heirloom diamonds, European works of art and smugglers all feature as Maisie delves into the world of art. Winspear develops her main characters further and gives the reader an original plot with enough twists to keep the pages turning. Winspear uses some wonderfully descriptive prose: her depiction of the converted railway carriage is particularly evocative. This is another excellent mystery that skilfully conjures the feel of post-war England and her inhabitants. Fans will look forward to the next book in the series, An Incomplete Revenge.

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Bookseller Inventory #
EC36836BB
Title
Messenger of Truth
Author
Winspear, Jacqueline
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0805078983
ISBN 13
9780805078985
Publisher
Henry Holt and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2006
Keywords
MAISIE DOBBS FICTITIOUS CHARACTER FICTION MYSTERY DETECTIVE SERIES WOMEN SLEUTHS HISTORICAL NOVEL
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction: Historical; Fiction: Mystery / Authors P-Z; Fiction: Mystery / Private Eyes: Female; Fiction / Series Fiction;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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