The year is 1932 and the scars of World War I are far from healed. The specter of Nazism has begun to cast its shadow, and England has its share of “homegrown Fascists” who enthusiastically promote the aims of the National Socialist German Workers Party. Government officials are even more leery of pacifists, whose desire for peace at any price could undermine the morale of “the men in the ranks.” Against this backdrop of political and social turmoil, Maisie Dobbs keeps busy running her successful private inquiry agency, ably assisted by the conscientious Billy Beale.
April 23, 2011
В· Judi Clark В· 2 Comments
Tags: 1930s, Jacqueline Winspear, Time Period Fiction, War Story В· Posted in: Facing History, Sleuths Series, Thriller/Spy/Caper, United Kingdom, y Award Winning Author
In August of 1914, twenty-three year old Michael Clifton had a vision. He stood with his surveyor’s equipment in California “on a hill burnished with gold in the summer sun,” and decided that this oil-rich land would be his. As he prepared to travel back east to rejoin his family, he heard that England and Germany were at war, and he impulsively decided to enlist. Even though Michael was American, his father, Edward, was born in England, and Michael believed that his skills as a cartographer would help the British. Sadly, he never returned home. Michael’s parents hire Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private inquiry agent, to look into their son’s last days in Jacqueline Winspear’s THE MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH.