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Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge, where Maisie planned...
In 1931 London, when artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death before the opening of an exhibition of his work and police refuse to investigate, his journalist sister Georgina enlists the aid of psychologist Maisie Dobbs to uncover the truth.
Having witnessed a suicide on a busy London street, Maisie Dobbs learns that she has been mentioned in a threatening letter to the prime minister and is subsequently recruited by Scotland Yard.
Ian Rutledge returns to his job at Scotland Yard after five years on the battlefield, keeping secret the fact that he is still suffering from shell shock, and almost immediately is sent to investigate the case of a murdered military officer in which the chief suspect is a much-decorated war hero.
"A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there's a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it's Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge's task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree, because there is another death, and the...
Mystery fiction. Detective and mystery stories. Rutledge is called to the scene of what appears to be a man run down by a motorcar. But the evidence points to murder. Who is the victim? And where was he killed? One small clue leads the Inspector to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the best Madeira wine in the world. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise is missing--but is he the dead man? As Rutledge...
It's 1920. Three men are dead, all garroted, all war veterans. When a piece of evidence, kept from the public, suggests a much stronger link between the victims and the unknown, it's up to World War I battered survivor, Scotland Yard Detective Ian Rutledge to find the killer.
This Side of Paradise (1920) is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published at the very beginning of Fitzgerald's career as a leading writer of American fiction, This Side of Paradise was a resounding critical and commercial success, allowing him to marry his young love Zelda Sayre. The novel is a semi-autobiographical study of youthful ambition, disillusioned romance, and a generation scarred by war. Amory Blaine is a young man from the Midwest with...
In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge finds himself the target of a mysterious person who is leaving oddly engraved cartridge casings around that seem to point to unfinished business involving the Great War.
"Unhealed scars of the Great War still torment Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge. A haunted, damaged shell of a man, he has been sent to the small coastal town of Hampton Regis to solve a violent crime and to confront his own tragic past. An officer who served with Rutledge in the trenches of France before being sent back to England under suspicious circumstances has now been accused of savagely beating the husband of the woman he still loves....
Fidelis Waldvogel, a German sniper during WWI, returns home to marry the pregnant widow of his best friend who was killed in action, and seeking a better life moves his family to North Dakota where he sets up a butcher shop, starts a singing club, and battles an attraction to the mysterious Delphine, a performer who has returned to Argus to care for her alcoholic father.
Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent on a diplomatic mission to Cornwall to review the evidence in the deaths of three members of the same family, but his interest is sparked when he realizes that one of the dead is O.A. Manning, a reclusive poet whose writings comforted him while fighting in the trenches of World War I.
13) Wolf Hollow
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"Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"--
14) The lie
"Cornwall, 1920. Daniel Branwell has survived the First World War and returned to the small fishing town where he was born. Behind him are the trenches and the most intense relationship of his life. As he works on the land, struggling to make a living in the aftermath of war, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the traumas of the past and memories of his dearest friend and his first love. As the drama unfolds, Daniel is haunted by the terrible, unforeseen...
15) The black ascot
An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England,...
In a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet despite the war. Then an elderly loner is brutally murdered, and the method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the traditional vanquishing of a witch. A young woman who is carrying the illegitimate child of a fighter pilot also is violently killed; a local drunkard's head is bashed in. Are the cases connected? As the Germans continue their relentless attack, Detective Inspector Thomas...
A source of strength for her neighbors and friends, midwife Rachel Watkins finds herself intensely drawn to a disfigured veteran who does odd jobs around the house, an enigmatic stranger who seems so mysterious yet so familiar.
18) The fallen snow
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Failed academic Frank Nichols and his "wife, " Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate, the Savoyard Plantation, and the horrors that occurred there. At first the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations--a presence that demands sacrifice. It comes...
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