The American Agent

The American Agent

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, ?one of the great fictional heroines? (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is con Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, ?one of the great fictional heroines? (Parade), investigates the mysterious mur...

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Title:The American Agent
Author:Jacqueline Winspear
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0062436694
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The American Agent Reviews

  • The Library Lady
    Mar 01, 2019
    I'd give this about a 3.75 if I could. The war years continue to be a vast improvement in the Maisie Dobbs series--I guess Winspear's writing itself has improved, though there's still a humorless edge to her books that makes the characters flatter than they could be. And the sticking p...
  • Claudia Silk
    Dec 30, 2018
    Maisie Dobbs is just one of my favorite mystery series! Winspear does a fabulous job of incorporating the time and place. This book takes place during the Blitz of London and you really get a feel for what that might have been like. ...
  • Lisa Brown
    Apr 12, 2019
    It is the middle of the London Blitz, and Maisie Dobbs is still operating as a volunteer ambulance driver, and waiting for the decision about whether or not she can adopt Anna, the evacuee that she has guardianship of. Things get complicated, however, when Maisie is pulled in to invest...
  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    May 09, 2019
    Actual rating 3.5 stars. ...
  • Deb
    May 05, 2019
    Another really good entry in this series. I like how Maisy's character has grown and changed over the years. I also suspect that she's ready to adjust her life so that she can be the kind of mother she knows Anna needs. I like the way the author is moving along historically too. ...
  • Susan
    May 22, 2019
    Maisie Dobbs met American journalist Catherine Saxon when Cath went on an ambulance run with Maisie and her friend Priscilla. The next day, she learns that Cath has been murdered, and that she's being asked to investigate, along with the American agent Mark Scott, whom Maisie knew whil...
  • Lynn
    May 12, 2019
    The Maisie Dobbs series started out at the end of WW I and the current book is set in London during the Blitz in 1940. Maisie was a nurse in the war and came home to meet a man named Maurice who hired her as an assistant detective. Maurice eventually sold her the business. Maisie is re...
  • Gail
    Dec 25, 2018
    I think one thing I appreciate most about Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series is the author's allowing her heroine and those in her universe to experience life's ups and downs without pulling any punches. Maisie has experienced tremendous loss in her life, but manages to take the...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Mar 26, 2019
    It's September, 1940, and the German Luftwaffe is blitzing bombs down on London nightly. Maisie, who you may recall was a nurse on the battlefields in France during WWI, and her best friend Priscilla Partridge have volunteered to be ambulance drivers, doing what they can night after ni...
  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    Mar 09, 2019
    The latest Maisie Dobbs ? The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear is coming out on the 26th of March and I was lucky enough to get a review copy via Edelweiss. Thank you so much. Naturally, I do not want to talk to much about the plot, this is book 15 in the series and naturally...
  • Nicki
    Mar 23, 2019
    I do love a Maisie Dobbs story and have been reading Jacqueline Winspear?s fab series for years, not always in order as it depends what the library has in stock, but one thing?s for sure, I always love catching up with Maisie. I love finding out what?s going in her personal and p...
  • Susan Johnson
    Mar 18, 2019
    I really like this series and have been reading it for years. Unfortunately, I appeared to have missed one and I would have liked to have read it before this one. I would like to have met Mark Scott and read his adventures with Maisie before tackling this one but I was able to keep up....
  • Kate
    Mar 17, 2019
    How I loved this book! It may be the first Maisie Dobbs novel I've read but it certainly won't be the last. Such a moving, evocative portrayal of London and Kent under attack from the Blitz in the last weeks of 1940, and a fascinating mystery investigated by a woman I adored. There wer...
  • Maria
    Apr 09, 2019
    Winspear continues her wonderful historical mystery series set in England in the early 20th century. It's a turning point for Maisie as she realizes the importance of family and good friends during the Blitz. I especially enjoyed the references to Joseph Kennedy, who was the American a...
  • Marlene
    Mar 23, 2019
    Originally published at Reading Reality It?s March, which means it?s time for this year?s Maisie Dobbs adventure. I?m just sorry her publisher isn?t sponsoring the ?Month of Maisie? any longer, as that always made for a terrific excuse to pick up one of the earlier boo...
  • Nicole
    Apr 01, 2019
    One of my very favorites in this series! We, along with Maisie, see a very different side of WWII as she both works on an ambulance crew as well as investigates the murder of an American journalist. I really enjoyed the personal aspects of Maisie's life and hope the author continues th...
  • Cathy
    Mar 27, 2019
    The American Agent has made me a very happy reader. Firstly, because I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Secondly, because it?s introduced me to a new historical crime series (a genre I love) to follow in future. Thirdly because, being the fifteenth in the series, it means I?ve got four...
  • Phrynne
    May 01, 2019
    Jacqueline Winspear manages to keep writing interesting stories and appealing characters even after fifteen books. This is my favourite of the series so far. She can always be counted on to provide a sound, factual, historical back ground. The American Agent is set during the London...
  • Sona
    May 10, 2019
    This is a phenomenal series, and book #15 may be one of my favorites. Enjoyed the unfolding of the case and how Maisie came to her conclusion, and also enjoyed hearing about developments in her personal & family life. ...
  • Sylvia Abrams
    Mar 30, 2019
    I have read the Maisie Dobbs series in order. I think the plot of this case was one of the cleverest Jacqueline Winspear has devised. Set in 1940, the novel takes place during the London blitz and has two compelling threads: solving the murder of a promising young journalist and settin...
  • Ivor Armistead
    Mar 29, 2019
    Brava Ms Winspear. You and Maisie have outdone yourselves. Another good mystery, but the real brilliance of this book and others in this series is Jacqueline Winspear?s superlative ability to pull the reader into the time and place of the story. Through her descriptions of her cha...
  • Jean
    Apr 07, 2019
    I have been reading this series from book one; this is book fifteen. In this episode Maisie is helping the American Agent that helped her escape from Munich in 1938. They are attempting to solve the London murder of an American reporter. The Germans are bombing England and Maisie and f...
  • Deanna
    Apr 07, 2019
    The sense of living ?ironically, fearfully, courageously, determinedly? through the experience of the London blitz along with the characters is the highlight of this installment in the Maisie Dobbs series. Increasingly, though, I wish for a more complex protagonist. Maisie is i...
  • Betty
    Dec 07, 2018
    This story takes place in the 1940s during the London Blitz. Maisie Dobbs and her BFF, Priscilla Partridge served as ambulance drivers helping the wounded from the bombs dropped nightly on London. They meet Catherine Saxon, an American war correspondent on one of their drives. She is l...
  • Tonya
    Apr 25, 2019
    Wonderful ...
  • Kathy
    May 02, 2019
    I have read all of the Maisie Dobbs books and the most recent have been very successful in delivering the usual investigation methods we have come to expect from Maisie, the challenges in her personal life as she works toward adopting a young girl, but also the somber truths of World W...
  • Carol Douglas
    Apr 23, 2019
    Once again Jacqueline Winspear has written a Maisie Dobbs mystery that takes us into England's traumatic past. Her excellent novels about World War I have led to excellent novels about World War II. This novel is about the blitz, which was even more terrifying than I had imagined. The ...
  • Chrysta
    Jun 05, 2019
    I can?t believe I?ve been reading about Maisie Dobbs for 15 books now! Wow! That right there tells you what a wonderful series it is! The American Agent was no exception! I love diving back into London with these characters I?ve grown to love and feel like I?m right there exper...
  • Literary Soirée
    Apr 25, 2019
    MAISIE RETURNS AS BLITZ RAINS TERROR ON LONDON The latest in the beloved Maisie Dobbs? series wins on all fronts! It features my fave historical mystery character during my fave historical period. BLITZ The victim, Catherine Saxon, is an American reporting from London during t...
  • MICHELLE G VIRNELSON
    May 20, 2019
    I love the Maisie Dobbs series. History thrown in with the story. I learned more about how America responded to WW2. ...