Title: Birds of a Feather
Author: Jaqueline Winspear
Narrator: Kim Hicks
Genre: Historical Mystery
Audio: 10.3 hours
Publisher: Sound Library
In this sequel, Maisie is hired to find the daughter of a successful business man. But while looking for Charlotte, Maisie stumbles upon a bigger mystery, one that has left Charlotte’s three school friends dead. Now Maisie must solve these murders in time to save Charlotte.
While the first Maisie Dobbs was largely dedicated to backstory, Birds of a Feather is focused on the mystery at hand. However, there is still much living-in-the-past going on. A decade later, The Great War continues to play a large role in who people are and why they act the way the do. This book, while offering a compelling mystery, also paints a detailed picture of life at the time. This combination is what leaves me unable to put these books down.
Birds of a Feather is a worthy follow-up to Maisie Dobbs and I am looking forward to continuing the series.
My first reaction was disappointment when I realized this was not the same narrator as the first Maisie Dobbs. But Ms. Hicks won me over. She did an excellent job narrating this and I continue to enjoy experiencing Maisie Dobbs on audio.