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Elegie For Eddie (2000)

Elegie for Eddie (2000)

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“Everything good has a dark side, even generosity. It can become overbearing, intimidating, even humiliating – and no one likes to think someone else is pulling the strings….”Elegy For Eddie is the ninth book in the Maisie Dobbs series by British-born American author, Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private investigator, is asked to investigate the supposedly accidental death of a simple man with an uncanny gift for dealing with horses. Eddie Pettit was well-known and loved amongst the costermongers of Covent Garden, former associates of Maisie’s father, Frankie, and they are sceptical about the circumstances of Eddie’s death. As Billy Beale and Maisie try to discover a motive for his death, they learn that Eddie had certain special talents that were not apparent. Maisie discovers two other deaths that were ruled suicides but which strike her as suspicious, and Billy’s investigations land him in the hospital. His wife Doreen’s slowly-recovering mental health suffers a setback, and Maisie is taken to task for her need for control. Her relationship with James Compton takes a new direction, Maisie accepts counsel from an unexpected quarter and discovers a few surprising things about her father, her best friend’s husband and her lover. This instalment is set in April 1933, against a background of increasing Fascism in Germany that signals the possibility of another war. Winspear touches on the power of the press, the subtle use of propaganda, and the balance between freedom of information and the need for national security, as well as the position of women in society. Winspear develops her main characters more fully and her plot takes a few unexpected turns. Another excellent Winspear mystery. This entry in the Maisie Dobbs series is as satisfying a read as the rest. Maisie continues to mature in both her personal life as well as her professional one.She's asked to investigate the death of someone from her childhood. While she does so, she examines the changing class system, and her relationship to the system and her friends. Her circumstances changed dramatically in the recent past, and she is straddling the worlds of the working and moneyed classes. She strives to find a solution to the conflict she feels, and her guilt over her good fortune.

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I love this entire series - will be sad when I read the last one.

Another good read! Always leaves me ready to read the next book.

Great book! I enjoyed it so much.

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