Sunday, February 24, 2008

Birds of a Feather

All Jacqueline Winspear books are recommended by Orson Scott Card, so this one qualifies!

Maisie Dobbs has been hired once again to solve a case. This time it involves a wealthy man, his missing daughter and three of her friends that happen to be deceased. As Maisie proceeds in her investigation, she discovers more about herself and her assistant Billy Beale.

This series has a lot to offer. I receive the greatest pleasure from the quiet, thought-filled process that Maisie demonstrates in her quest to solve mysteries. Also, the fact that she's intelligent, yet never arrogant or haughty; she continues to seek advice and listen to those around her.

Like the first, this second in the series contains some psychology, which I really enjoy. However, the moments of intuition and sensing the aura are not to my liking and I believe that it weakens the validity of her findings. Fortunately, it's not enough to dissuade me from meeting up with Maisie Dobbs again.

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