Leaving Everything Most Loved, the tenth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, is now in paperback! The Wall Street Journal says that this is “a series that seems to get better with every entry,” and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith calls Maisie Dobbs “a revelation.”
Last year, Jacqueline joined us for a Book Club Girl on Air show to discuss Leaving Everything Most Loved, which you can listen to here. Read on for more about the book and the Maisie Dobbs series, and make sure to look for the paperback of Leaving Everything Most Loved wherever books are sold.
London, 1933. Two months after Usha Pramal's body is discovered in the waters of a city canal, her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs for help. Not only has Scotland Yard made no arrests, but evidence indicates they failed to conduct a full investigation. Usha had been staying at an ayah's hostel, a refuge for Indian women. As Maisie learns, Usha was different from the hostel's other residents. But with this discovery comes new danger, as a fellow lodger who was close to Usha is found murdered.
As Maisie is pulled deeper into an unfamiliar yet captivating subculture, her investigation becomes clouded by the unfinished business of a previous case, and by a growing desire to see more of the world. At the same time, her lover, James Compton, gives her an ultimatum she cannot ignore. Bringing
a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved signals a vital turning point in this remarkable series.