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Among the Mad In The Thrilling New Novel By The New York Times Bestselling Author Of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs Must Catch A Madman Before He Commits Murder On An Unimaginable ScaleIt S Christmas Eve 1931 On The Way To See A Client, Maisie Dobbs Witnesses A Man Commit Suicide On A Busy London Street The Following Day, The Prime Minister S Office Receives A Letter Threatening A Massive Loss Of Life If Certain Demands Are Not Met And The Writer Mentions Maisie By Name After Being Questioned And Cleared By Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane Of Scotland Yard S Elite Special Branch, She Is Drawn Into MacFarlane S Personal Fiefdom As A Special Adviser On The Case Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie S Trusted Assistant, Is Once Again Facing Tragedy As His Wife, Who Has Never Recovered From The Death Of Their Young Daughter, Slips Further Into Melancholia S Abyss Soon Maisie Becomes Involved In A Race Against Time To Find A Man Who Proves He Has The Knowledge And Will To Inflict Death And Destruction On Thousands Of Innocent People And Before This Harrowing Case Is Over, Maisie Must Navigate A Darkness Not Encountered Since She Was A Nurse In Wards Filled With Shell Shocked Men.In Among The Mad, Jacqueline Winspear Combines A Heart Stopping Story With A Rich Evocation Of A Fascinating Period To Create Her Most Compelling And Satisfying Novel Yet.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 319 pages
  • Among the Mad
  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • English
  • 10 August 2017

10 thoughts on “Among the Mad

  1. says:

    I think this series is really growing on me now and in this particular episode it was nice to see Maisie warming up a bit and becoming an easier person to like.The author is very good at writing accurately about this period of English life, especially the way she deals with the many social injustices of the time In this story we hear about mental asylums and the grotesque treatments they used, and also a lot abo...

  2. says:

    I don t know if the Maisie Dobbs books fall in the chicklit category or not, but I have a secret weakness for them I am reading this one on my fancy new Kindle, which is skinnier than I would ever have thought possible Life is good.The burning question, of course, remains the same Will this be the book where Maisie finally gets laid Will she even get a chaste peck on the cheek Lord knows, it s time it s been 14 years since the end of the Great War, and the shell shocked fiance who was confined to the loony bin was killed off a few books back Surely, even the virtuous, feisty, wise Maisie HAS NEEDS But I m not holding my breath Much as I enjoy Jacqueline Winspear, it s clear by now that she s interested in studding her books with those colorful period details mined from the bowels of the Bodleian than broaching a topic as indelicate as allowing Maisie a bit of nookie than once a decade Not that we don t enjoy those lovingly researched period details they warm the cockles of our BBC Masterpiece Theatre PBS loving hearts In general, Ms Winspear has a fairly light touch Her books are fun to read, and this latest instalment is no exception It seems churlish to point out that it ...

  3. says:

    Among the Mad is quite possibly the closest I m ever going to get in liking the character of Maisie Dobbs While I have enjoyed the series as a whole, I haven t always enjoyed Maisie, and it wasn t until her last adventure An Incomplete Revenge that Maisie and her cold fish ery ways didn t make me want to wack her upside the head with a cloche hat In fact, this installment the sixth in the series finds Maisie relatively normal She s not conjuring up some Jedi power deep within her diaphram She s relatively sociable to those people she interacts with perhaps due to the fact that some of them are crazier then her She has even condescended to pull that iron poker out from her rear end and invited a fellow detective for a bite of dinner in her flat oxtail soup with carrots, onions and potatoes if you re interested.Yes, Maisie is almost human this time around, and it certainly makes for an enjoyable read The plot is dramatic and chilling as well, and all the action takes place within a one week period from December 24th December 31st, 1931 Someone in greater London has a vendetta against the government due to their treatment of shell shocked WWI veterans, and is committing acts of terrorism to voice their anger and trigger a change Deadly chemical weapons are being used, and the terrorist promises a full sca...

  4. says:

    Learned new British words Elevenses is a snack similar to afternoon tea, but it usually occurs around 11 am Might consist of cake or biscuits with a cup of tea A Burns dinner was mentioned It is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, a Scottish poet who wrote Auld Lang Syne The dinner has a format that is followed and is usually held on or near Burn s birthday on January 25th I am sad to have finished this book, as it might be a year or so until the next Love Maisie, Billy, Frankie, Maurice, Lady Rowan, Priscilla, and even Stratton The characters are expertly weaved throughout all the books Favorite quote of this book There were no family photographs, no small framed portraits on the mantelpiece over the fire in the sitting room as there were at her father s house She thought the flat would be all the better for some photographs, not only to ser...

  5. says:

    3.25 starsThe 6th book in the Maisie Dobbs series, for me, has been the best so far Seeing that it was unfolding at Christmas time, made me hesitant, since I don t read or enjoy Christmas books However, this book did not make Christmas its focal point or even much of a background setting This book delved into the military world, of which Maisie was...

  6. says:

    In Among the Mad, Maisie Dobbs is out on a busy street with her employee on Christmas Eve when she witnesses a WWI veteran commit suicide The next day a letter is received addressed to the Prime Minister indicating there will be loss of life unless something is done to help these veterans however, the letter goes on to mention Maisie by name Scotland Yard s Special Branch calls Maisie and the detective work begins.There are 2 things I really love about this Maisie Dobbs mystery 1 I appreciate the method of how Maisie Dobbs completes her detective work Her approach is to look at what happened and start asking questions the right questions the questions you and I might ask as a reader Then, she tries and finds somebody who can answer those questions It s methodical and we get answers slowly, but it feels natural within the confines of the story.The 2nd thing that I really loved about this particular Maisie Dobbs mystery is how delicately the story speaks on veterans issues, veteran experiences, and veteran health care and rehabilitation In addition, the author is able to show us the inner workings of the mental h...

  7. says:

    Last night 2 20 09 I met Teri Garzon and we went to Vroman s to hear Jacqueline Winspear speak about this book, the latest in her Maisie Dobbs series She talked about different experiences or memories from her life that sparked the ideas for this new book As a teenager, she did voluteer work at a mental hospital, which sparked an idea for this book She also spoke about her grandfather and his shell shock from World War I Finally she related a brief personal experience when she was working in London in Fitzroy Square during the late 1970s early 1980s and was witn...

  8. says:

    Another terrific entry in a terrific series As Winspear s writerly skill and control grow, we see Maisie too settle in to a new degree of control over her personal and professional life, recognizing as we and her pal Priscilla have known all along that she has not yet fully rejoined the living after the war, and deciding to make that change The subplot involving the Beale family continues, and nicely parallels both the main murder plot and Maisie s own evolution ...

  9. says:

    The sixth in the Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, series picks up on Christmas Eve 1931 Winspear has done a nice job of developing her characters throughout the series, allowing them to grow and change according to circumstances Although a few characters strain credulity, that can be forgiven because they serve the greater purpose of the plots Maisie, our intrepid but no longer young girl detective has risen from poverty and domestic service, past service as a nurse in France, to become the head of her own two person detective agency The motif running through the series is the ongoing post traumatic disorders suffered by the major characters from their service in World War I I admire Winspear greatly for focusing on this theme because it gets past the usual chronological stereotype that goes WWI All Quiet, Please We re on the Western Front over Here , then everyone drinks and dances with wild abandon through the 20s The Sun Also Rises, But I m Too Hung Over to Notice , then suddenly the Great Depression looms and novels channel The Grapes of Wrath or screwball comedies that foreshadow the rise of fascism in Europe the deliciously frothy Miss Pettigrew Lives for ...

  10. says:

    I really enjoy the Maisie Dobbs series, and I m not a big fan of mystery books However, what I do like about these books is her style The series is set in the late 20s, early 30s, just when Britain is still reeling from shell shocked soldiers, a shaky economy, and small step forward into modernity in terms of women s rights Maisie, despite being a thoroughly modern Millie, is still very much an elegant and genteel lady She has empathy for her fellow human being regardless of their situation, but she s also pragmatic and realistic She s filled with optimism thinking that everyone can improve with help, but she s also realistic and understands that not everyone will improve She is never sarcastic, derisive, or over bearing She is a true lady who rarely makes anyone feel uncomfortable She is filled with patience, and in short, is the type of person I would like to be when serving the public, but I know I fall far short of the ...

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