Maisie Dobbs is a complicated and appealing investigator, here on her ninth outing. She has risen from the mean streets of Lambeth through England’s social strata, becoming a psychologist and heiress to her late mentor’s fortune. All this upward mobility makes voicing her tricky—do we hear her rough origins in her speech? Orlagh Cassidy thinks not; her Maisie’s diction is veddy refined, though the suspicious death of her childhood acquaintance, sweet, slow horse-whisperer Eddie Pettit, draws her back to the Lambeth of her roots. The plotting covers a canvas of England between the wars, with horses being phased out and Hitler gathering strength, and even a dispirited Winston Churchill doing a cameo. Cassidy makes it a rich riot of voices, vivid, convincing, and delightful. B.G. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2012]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9780062187536 $24.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-8495-1 $69.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-8589-7 $49.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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