Maisie Dobbs´ first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor—and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party. In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs´ career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard´s Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities ´´not in the interests of His Majesty´s government´´. When the college´s controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and Detective Chief Inspector Richard Stratton spearhead the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote´s death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance. To unravel this web, Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britain´s conduct during the Great War, and face off against the rising powers of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—in Britain. As the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon, this pivotal chapter in the life of Maisie Dobbs foreshadows new challenges and powerful enemies facing the psychologist and investigator—and will engage new listeners and loyal fans of this ´´outstanding´´ series (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002445/bk_harp_002445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs’s career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard´s Special Branch. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities ´´not in the interests of His Majesty’s Government.´´ When the college´s controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back from the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote’s death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Teal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001289/bk_howe_001289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maisie Dobbs Bundle #3: The Mapping of Love and Death and A Lesson in Secrets:Books 7 and 8 in the New York Times Bestselling Series Jacqueline Winspear
From New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, now available in paperback- the latest episode in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs´ first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi party. Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear´s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities ´´not in the interests of His Majesty´s government.´´ When the college´s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei-the Nazi Party-on Britain´s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is ´´a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity´´ (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
A Lesson in Secrets:A Maisie Dobbs Novel HarperCollins e-books Jacqueline Winspear
A warm and encouraging self-help book that draws inspiration and motivation from ballroom dancing. Precisely because the dance floor stands apart from the everyday world, allowing dancers to play, experiment, and take on new roles, it also serves as a stage for human behavior. Antoinette Benevento, a former national ballroom dancing champion and co-owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, has been a student of that stage for 25 years. She has discovered that getting out on the dance floor is a powerful and empowering metaphor for living fully in all realms of life. Some of the tenets Antoinette Benevento lives, dances, and teaches by:Persistence is a form of beautyGive yourself permission to begin again - and again and againIf you´re not willing to risk falling, you´ll never learn to walk (or dance)Desire is the energy that moves us forward in dance and in lifeTo dance well and to live fully, body and soul need to work together Building on the ballroom dancing craze that has swept the country, including the popularity of Dancing with the Stars, this illuminating and highly readable book shows that what you learn on the dance floor can help you dance through life. Antoinette Benevento is co-owner of and national training director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios and a former national ballroom dancing champion. Edwin Dobb is a contributing editor of Harper´s Magazine, and has written for numerous other national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Discover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012926/bk_adbl_012926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.