Jacqueline Winspear’s marvelous debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from coast to coast and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, finds psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London “between the wars.”
It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress’s old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
This book is number 2 in the series. As a reader, it is always a challenge on the second book. Will it hold up to the standard of the first? This one did. I enjoy Maisie and her side kick Billy, the setting, and the time period. Maisie drives a MG and I can just picture her zipping around town solving the mystery.
Maisie is a strong, smart female character. She approaches the mystery with charm and intellect. She also has empathy. Sometimes authors miss that in characters. The story moves quickly and keeps you guessing!
This series is a comfortable read. Keeps you entertained and wanting more!