Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search




Book

The consequences of fear : a Maisie Dobbs novel / Jacqueline Winspear.

Available copies

  • 7 of 11 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Summary:

October 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. Crouching in the doorway of a bombed-out house, Freddie waits until the coast is clear. But when he arrives at the delivery address, he's shocked to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed by the police when he attempts to report the crime, Freddie goes in search of a woman he once met when delivering a message: Maisie Dobbs. While Maisie believes the boy and wants to help, she must maintain extreme caution: she's working secretly for the Special Operations Executive, assessing candidates for crucial work with the French resistance. Her two worlds collide when she spots the killer in a place she least expects. She soon realizes she's been pulled into the orbit of a man who has his own reasons to kill--reasons that go back to the last war. As Maisie becomes entangled in a power struggle between Britain's intelligence efforts in France and the work of Free French agents operating across Europe, she must also contend with the lingering question of Freddie Hackett's state of mind. What she uncovers could hold disastrous consequences for all involved... -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC WINSPEAR (Text) 33892100729152 Adult New Books Book None 04/06/2021 Checked out 09/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062868022
  • ISBN: 0062868020
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series numeration from Fantastic Fiction.
Summary, etc.:
October 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. Crouching in the doorway of a bombed-out house, Freddie waits until the coast is clear. But when he arrives at the delivery address, he's shocked to come face to face with the killer. Dismissed by the police when he attempts to report the crime, Freddie goes in search of a woman he once met when delivering a message: Maisie Dobbs. While Maisie believes the boy and wants to help, she must maintain extreme caution: she's working secretly for the Special Operations Executive, assessing candidates for crucial work with the French resistance. Her two worlds collide when she spots the killer in a place she least expects. She soon realizes she's been pulled into the orbit of a man who has his own reasons to kill--reasons that go back to the last war. As Maisie becomes entangled in a power struggle between Britain's intelligence efforts in France and the work of Free French agents operating across Europe, she must also contend with the lingering question of Freddie Hackett's state of mind. What she uncovers could hold disastrous consequences for all involved... -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Secret service > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Journalists > Crimes against > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

Additional Resources