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

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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
    Apr 19, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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 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

    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...

    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 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

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Deb
    May 11, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

    Once again, the series gives a fascinating view of WWII from an everyday civilian viewpoint intertwined with an interesting case that?s relevant to the time period. Maisie Dobbs is an engaging self made main character whose smart and overcome a lot of adversity. And Dunkirk, the movi...

    Another solid entry in a series I always read and enjoy. Maisie Dobbs is asked to check up on a neighbor's son who is working as a painter on a secret military project in WWII England. There are many historical details and facts brought to play in each of Winspear's books and each char...

    It?s a happy day whenever a new Maisie Dobbs arrives! A good mystery with plenty of life developments for Maisie and her family and friends to keep me eager for the next one already. With the arrival of WWII, the raw emotion and realities of what comes with war are captured beautiful...

    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...

    Winspear and Maisie are back in top form with this new entry in the series. Inspired by real life events, the main plot is believable with a nice amount of distractions to keep the solution from being obvious. The Dunkirk side plot is also well told and deeply moving, if slightly less ...

    A very satisfying installment in the Maisie Dobbs series. As Hitler invades Belgium and France, Maisie is called upon to investigate the death of the local publican's youngest son. Maisie's investigation reveals business corruption, a potential threat against the Bank of England, and e...

  • Bonnie
    Apr 12, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

  • Ann
    Apr 17, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

  • Malia
    May 09, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

    Once again, the series gives a fascinating view of WWII from an everyday civilian viewpoint intertwined with an interesting case that?s relevant to the time period. Maisie Dobbs is an engaging self made main character whose smart and overcome a lot of adversity. And Dunkirk, the movi...

    Another solid entry in a series I always read and enjoy. Maisie Dobbs is asked to check up on a neighbor's son who is working as a painter on a secret military project in WWII England. There are many historical details and facts brought to play in each of Winspear's books and each char...

    It?s a happy day whenever a new Maisie Dobbs arrives! A good mystery with plenty of life developments for Maisie and her family and friends to keep me eager for the next one already. With the arrival of WWII, the raw emotion and realities of what comes with war are captured beautiful...

  • Linda
    Apr 21, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

  • Bob
    Mar 28, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    May 02, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

  • Sonia Schoenfield
    Apr 27, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

  • Audrey
    Apr 05, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

    Once again, the series gives a fascinating view of WWII from an everyday civilian viewpoint intertwined with an interesting case that?s relevant to the time period. Maisie Dobbs is an engaging self made main character whose smart and overcome a lot of adversity. And Dunkirk, the movi...

  • Marlene
    Mar 30, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

  • Erikka
    Feb 03, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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

    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...

  • Tommy Faris
    Feb 05, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

  • Paul
    May 01, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

    Once again, the series gives a fascinating view of WWII from an everyday civilian viewpoint intertwined with an interesting case that?s relevant to the time period. Maisie Dobbs is an engaging self made main character whose smart and overcome a lot of adversity. And Dunkirk, the movi...

    Another solid entry in a series I always read and enjoy. Maisie Dobbs is asked to check up on a neighbor's son who is working as a painter on a secret military project in WWII England. There are many historical details and facts brought to play in each of Winspear's books and each char...

    It?s a happy day whenever a new Maisie Dobbs arrives! A good mystery with plenty of life developments for Maisie and her family and friends to keep me eager for the next one already. With the arrival of WWII, the raw emotion and realities of what comes with war are captured beautiful...

    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...

  • Anna
    Mar 29, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

    Once again, the series gives a fascinating view of WWII from an everyday civilian viewpoint intertwined with an interesting case that?s relevant to the time period. Maisie Dobbs is an engaging self made main character whose smart and overcome a lot of adversity. And Dunkirk, the movi...

    Another solid entry in a series I always read and enjoy. Maisie Dobbs is asked to check up on a neighbor's son who is working as a painter on a secret military project in WWII England. There are many historical details and facts brought to play in each of Winspear's books and each char...

    It?s a happy day whenever a new Maisie Dobbs arrives! A good mystery with plenty of life developments for Maisie and her family and friends to keep me eager for the next one already. With the arrival of WWII, the raw emotion and realities of what comes with war are captured beautiful...

    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...

    Winspear and Maisie are back in top form with this new entry in the series. Inspired by real life events, the main plot is believable with a nice amount of distractions to keep the solution from being obvious. The Dunkirk side plot is also well told and deeply moving, if slightly less ...

  • Terri Anderson
    Apr 03, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...

    In the early days of World War II, Maisie is investigating the death of Joe Coombes, the young son of a pub owner and his wife, neighbors of Maisie near her office. Joe had been having bad headaches, possibly due to the fire retardant paint that he had been applying to airport buildin...

    Once again, the series gives a fascinating view of WWII from an everyday civilian viewpoint intertwined with an interesting case that?s relevant to the time period. Maisie Dobbs is an engaging self made main character whose smart and overcome a lot of adversity. And Dunkirk, the movi...

    Another solid entry in a series I always read and enjoy. Maisie Dobbs is asked to check up on a neighbor's son who is working as a painter on a secret military project in WWII England. There are many historical details and facts brought to play in each of Winspear's books and each char...

  • Natalie [genreneutralreader]
    Apr 01, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

  • Wendy Hearder-moan
    Apr 03, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 Poulos
    May 06, 2018

    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...

    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 ...

  • Kathy
    Apr 26, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

  • LInda L
    Apr 07, 2018

    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...

    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 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. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 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...

    It's May 1940 and, while Britain is at war with Germany, nothing much has happened so far on the home front, except lots of talk about the possibility of England being invaded, and continued preparations for the war. But now that the so-called phony war has ended, things are heating up...

    Originally published at Reading Reality In the earlier books in this series, Maisie reminded me a lot of Bess Crawford, from Charles Todd?s series, or even Mary Russell from Laurie R. King?s Holmes/Russell series. Bess, Mary and Maisie are all contemporaries, and had similar exp...

    Jacqueline Winspear has written fifteen Maisie Dobbs novels and I have read most of them. Obviously, she is one of my favorite authors. Her latest is To Die But Once and takes place in the Spring of 1940. Britain has declared war on Germany, but as far as the population is concerned, n...

    Oh, how I love Maisie Dobbs! Although I've been less than enthused about some of Winspear's recent Maisie Dobbs books, this one did not disappoint in any way. All the elements of a good Maisie Dobbs book are here: a good mystery, characters we love (Billy, Priscilla, Frankie and Brenda...

    I was steered toward the Maisie Dobbs books by a librarian, and so far have not missed one of 14. I've liked them all, loved some, but this was by far the best of the bunch. I have some feelings about how Maisie was a nurse, then became a psychologist and an investigator, but after all...