To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)

To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)

Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War"?nothing much seems to have happened yet?Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a "hush-hush" government contract. As Maisie?s inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son? Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War"?nothing much seems to have happened ye...

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Title:To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)
Author:Jacqueline Winspear
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0062436651
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14) Reviews

  • Charlene
    Apr 02, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

  • Susan
    May 28, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...

    I am so glad that I met Jacqueline Winspear at a "Friends of the San Francisco Library" event, back when she had just finished her 2nd Maisie Dobbs novel. She told the most charming story from her childhood bout why she wanted to be a writer, and it made me want to read her books - the...

    Every year that Jacqueline Winspear publishes a new Maisie Dobbs novel, I anxiously pre-order the Audible version as I have come to love Orlagh Cassidy?s narration so much, I can?t think of experiencing the character any other way. To Die But Once was a very entertaining additi...

    While I enjoyed reading about the latest happenings in Maisie?s life, I felt that the plot was not as tightly drawn as in previous books in the series. As other reviewers have noted, the initial ?mystery? seems to get lost among other plot lines. Even some of the characters are a...

    England, Spring, 1940--a young man Maisie knows from London is missing, and his father comes to her for help. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg: dangerous chemicals, the Bank of England, the encroaching War, and mobsters will all have to be dealt with before the matter con...

    I really enjoyed this latest Maisie Dobbs novel. its 1940 and the war is in full swing and no one is immune to its effects. In this book Maisie investigates the suspicious death of a local boy. All work is now war work, so even an apprentice painter is a dangerous occupation. Maisie an...

  • Susan
    Apr 19, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

  • The Library Lady
    Feb 12, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

  • Claudia Silk
    Jan 31, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

  • Christine
    Apr 18, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

  • Marilyn
    Apr 08, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

  • Ann
    Apr 17, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

  • Bob
    Mar 28, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

  • Kathryn
    Apr 17, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

  • Linda
    Jan 17, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...

    I am so glad that I met Jacqueline Winspear at a "Friends of the San Francisco Library" event, back when she had just finished her 2nd Maisie Dobbs novel. She told the most charming story from her childhood bout why she wanted to be a writer, and it made me want to read her books - the...

    Every year that Jacqueline Winspear publishes a new Maisie Dobbs novel, I anxiously pre-order the Audible version as I have come to love Orlagh Cassidy?s narration so much, I can?t think of experiencing the character any other way. To Die But Once was a very entertaining additi...

    While I enjoyed reading about the latest happenings in Maisie?s life, I felt that the plot was not as tightly drawn as in previous books in the series. As other reviewers have noted, the initial ?mystery? seems to get lost among other plot lines. Even some of the characters are a...

    England, Spring, 1940--a young man Maisie knows from London is missing, and his father comes to her for help. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg: dangerous chemicals, the Bank of England, the encroaching War, and mobsters will all have to be dealt with before the matter con...

  • Kathy Davie
    Jun 26, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

  • Mal Warwick
    Jul 24, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

  • Lynn
    May 22, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

  • Beth
    May 31, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

  • Erikka
    Feb 03, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

  • Stephanie
    Mar 12, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

  • Phrynne
    Jul 28, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

  • Tommy Faris
    Feb 05, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...

    I am so glad that I met Jacqueline Winspear at a "Friends of the San Francisco Library" event, back when she had just finished her 2nd Maisie Dobbs novel. She told the most charming story from her childhood bout why she wanted to be a writer, and it made me want to read her books - the...

    Every year that Jacqueline Winspear publishes a new Maisie Dobbs novel, I anxiously pre-order the Audible version as I have come to love Orlagh Cassidy?s narration so much, I can?t think of experiencing the character any other way. To Die But Once was a very entertaining additi...

    While I enjoyed reading about the latest happenings in Maisie?s life, I felt that the plot was not as tightly drawn as in previous books in the series. As other reviewers have noted, the initial ?mystery? seems to get lost among other plot lines. Even some of the characters are a...

    England, Spring, 1940--a young man Maisie knows from London is missing, and his father comes to her for help. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg: dangerous chemicals, the Bank of England, the encroaching War, and mobsters will all have to be dealt with before the matter con...

    I really enjoyed this latest Maisie Dobbs novel. its 1940 and the war is in full swing and no one is immune to its effects. In this book Maisie investigates the suspicious death of a local boy. All work is now war work, so even an apprentice painter is a dangerous occupation. Maisie an...

    I have enjoyed most of the Maisie Dobbs novels a great deal, and this is another strong entry in the series. A young man dies and his parents want to know how and why. Maisie?s investigation takes her in unexpected directions, and everyone is somewhat distracted by the unfolding dram...

  • Tony Hisgett
    Jun 26, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

  • Paul
    May 01, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...

    I am so glad that I met Jacqueline Winspear at a "Friends of the San Francisco Library" event, back when she had just finished her 2nd Maisie Dobbs novel. She told the most charming story from her childhood bout why she wanted to be a writer, and it made me want to read her books - the...

  • Natalie [genreneutralreader]
    Apr 01, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...

    I am so glad that I met Jacqueline Winspear at a "Friends of the San Francisco Library" event, back when she had just finished her 2nd Maisie Dobbs novel. She told the most charming story from her childhood bout why she wanted to be a writer, and it made me want to read her books - the...

    Every year that Jacqueline Winspear publishes a new Maisie Dobbs novel, I anxiously pre-order the Audible version as I have come to love Orlagh Cassidy?s narration so much, I can?t think of experiencing the character any other way. To Die But Once was a very entertaining additi...

  • Peggy
    Feb 08, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

  • Holly
    May 29, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

  • Wendy Hearder-moan
    Apr 03, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...

    I am so glad that I met Jacqueline Winspear at a "Friends of the San Francisco Library" event, back when she had just finished her 2nd Maisie Dobbs novel. She told the most charming story from her childhood bout why she wanted to be a writer, and it made me want to read her books - the...

    Every year that Jacqueline Winspear publishes a new Maisie Dobbs novel, I anxiously pre-order the Audible version as I have come to love Orlagh Cassidy?s narration so much, I can?t think of experiencing the character any other way. To Die But Once was a very entertaining additi...

    While I enjoyed reading about the latest happenings in Maisie?s life, I felt that the plot was not as tightly drawn as in previous books in the series. As other reviewers have noted, the initial ?mystery? seems to get lost among other plot lines. Even some of the characters are a...

  • Jean
    May 06, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

  • Charlie
    Aug 08, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

  • Kathy
    Apr 26, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

  • Carol Douglas
    Jul 04, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

  • Chrysta
    May 23, 2018

    Book 14 in the series and set right in the middle of World War 2. The author writes very movingly about events surrounding Dunkirk and the threat of an invasion of Britain from the point of view of the people left behind who knew only what the censor allowed them to know. In the co...

    Another excellent entry in the MAISIE DOBBS series. I have been wondering how Winspear would handle the introduction of the second World War, and how it would impact our main characters, all of whom were touched by the First in significant ways. In TO DIE BUT ONCE, we have this introdu...

    After I started this, I realized that I skipped the 13th book! How I missed that one last year is beyond me! I still love this series and I?m liking the way WWII is being introduced. Looking forward to more from Maisie Dobbs. ...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. This is book fourteen in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie was a nurse in World War One; then trained to be a psychologist/investigator after the war. The story opens in May 1940. Great Britain is again at war with Germany. Maisie has been hired to ...

    Happily, I received an uncorrected proof of To Die but Once as a Goodreads Giveaway. Even better, I found it be an excellent entry in one of my very favorite series. Set in the spring of 1940, while the public slowly learns the news about British troops trapped in France, less noble ac...

    I just love this series. These mysteries are so well crafted, the historical aspects are so authentic, and Maisie is such a beautifully developed character that I feel like you live in the book more than read it. Every Maisie Dobbs book is an experience, not just a book. The exploratio...

    I like Maisie immensely more in this period of her life than I did in the earliest books, but there is a bit too much going on in the plot here. The central mystery gets buried in other plot lines and there is a final twist (not related to the central mystery) that brings in another pl...

    These books are my guilty pleasure! Found this very interesting because it included a Dunkirk story. ...

    Fourteenth in the Maisie Dobbs, private investigator?historical mystery series now at the start of World War II in England and revolving around Maisie and the people who surround her. My Take I can't help but love Maisie Dobbs. Every time I read her story, I'm so impressed with h...

    I love this series, the growth of Maisie's character is a draw and the variety of her cases. Set against the backdrop of war, WWI in the early books and now WWII, wartime in Great Britain, shadowed in the minds of the characters, adds to the depth. Maisie's character has faced much o...

    Well, she did it again. The book is so well done; full of lots of history, new and old characters and of course Maisie. I'm trying to figure out how old she is now. In her 40s I think. It's just a great story and I shall miss her until the next book. ...

    One of the best in the series and I've read them all, so far. It's spring, 1940. There's several stories running here; the mystery concerns the disappearance of Joe, the young painting apprentice? He's been working on a crew painting RAF buildings with a fire retardant that gives him h...

    This series is a comfort to read. Even major drama and disaster are calmly presented. The Dunkirk evacuation is one of the main story lines in this book, but I did feel this book is just a prep for the real shit to hit the fan in the Battle of Britain. ...

    This series is one of my top 5 favorites. This one didn?t disappoint. It was an especially edgy read this time because both Billy?s and Priscilla?s sons are in jeopardy against the background of the battle of Dunkirk. And especially edgy because, as we know to our sorrow, Winspea...

    Jacqueline Winspear's books about England facing and recovering from its 20th century wars are always good, but this is one of the best. To Die but Once takes us to the early years after England's entry into World War II. British soldiers are fighting on the Continent. Hitler's for...

    I have remained a fan of this series, now up to 14 entries, and find myself looking forward to World War II themes sure to follow in book 15 and beyond. Maisie is asked to find a son of a neighborhood pub family by the worried parents. Their son Joe was working as apprentice on a job o...

    This books brings Maise into the start of WWII, with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk playing a major role for some of the subsidiary characters. Overall, an excellent addition to the series, that left me very much wanting to read the next one. Overall, a solid 4 stars. I hav...

    The main investigation in this book is quite low key and most of the drama centres around the Dunkirk evacuations. As usual Maisie accumulates masses of information, but in this case I didn?t think it all came together as smoothly as usual. It is probably my fault but I found it a ...

    While the author deftly sets the scene in the early days of World War II, the many plot lines, events, and large cast of characters overwhelm the emotional impact of the story by constantly hurrying the reader along from storyline to storyline. Still a must read for anyone who enjoys t...

    In the spring of 1940, World War II had been underway in Europe for more than half a year, but the violence had yet to come home to England. Suddenly, on May 10, Hitler's legions rumbled across the borders of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and, finally, France. The 300,000-man British ...

    Maisie is back. It is now the beginning of WWII and the Nazi armies are advancing on the Holand, Belgium and France and the British Isles are feeling threatened. Rationing is in effect, Maisie amd Priscilla have volunteered as Ambulance Drivers Maisie has taken on the investigation int...

    I've loved Maisie ever since I found her in the library reading her employer's books stealthily at night. Fortunately the employer was humane and saw potential in this lowly servant. She has gone on to many adventures as well as difficulties. This was a pretty normal installment. Lots ...

    As a big Maisie Dobbs fan, I enjoy all the books in the series. But this may be one of the best. The Obamas are also big fans I've heard. I wonder what they thought of this one. ...

    Great addition to the Maisie Dobbs series! Loved how this book really got back to Maisie?s roots as a small business investigator. Where what seems to be an easy missing person case turns in to something much bigger than expected! Loved the tie ins to what?s going on during the fir...