Keyword(s): Historical fiction
Dates read: June 02-20, 2009, Rating:
This is another book I would never have picked up were it not for my book club. Maisie Dobbs is a novel/mystery set in post-World War I England. The titular heroine is a spunky and overly-clever private investigator who rises above the limitations of the women of her time. I didn't mind the premise so much as the execution, which is overly flattering of the protagonist—I like my heroes to have flaws.
This novel probably works better for its intended audience: 10-14 year old girls.