Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the historical mystery series Maisie Dobbs, featuring Maisie, a psychologist and private detective in London starting out in the 1920s after the end of WWI.
The first book in the series was published in 2003, and the latest release appears early 2017 under the title In This Grave Hour. The 13th book finds Maisey at the cusp of WWII, while she reopens her detective investigation company.
Here are the Jacqueline Winspear books in order for her Maisie Dobbs historical mystery series.
Maisie Dobbs Series
1. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs #1), 2003
2. Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2), 2004
3. Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs #3), 2005
4. Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4), 2006
5. An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs #5), 2008
6. Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6), 2009
7. The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs #7), 2010
8. A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs #8), 2011
9. Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs #9), 2012
10. Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs #10), 2013
11. A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs #11), 2015
12. Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs #12), 2016
13. In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs #13), 2017
About The Author
Jacqueline Windspear (website) was born in 1955 in a small village in Kent, United Kingdom, where she grew up.
After graduating from the University of London’s Institute of Education, since the teaching market was flooded, she started working as a flight attendant as she wanted to see the world.
Next she took sales and marketing jobs in the fields of academic publishing, higher education and marketing communications.
In 1990 she moved to the US, where she began working as a professional and personal coach. It was during this time that she became again interested in writing books (her childhood dream), and the topic of WWI became a natural choice since Jacqueline’s grandfather had fought and was severely wounded in that horrible war.
The author has also written several articles in women’s magazines on topics evolving around international education.
She is currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, however she takes often trips to the UK each year, where she visits her parents in Sussex.
Jacqueline Winspear is now a full time author.
The first book in the Maisie Dobbs series became a national bestseller and received several awards and accolades, including New York Times Notable Book 2003, a BookSense Top Ten selection, a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mystery 2003, the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and the Alex award.
It was also nominated for seven awards, among them including the Edgar for Best Novel.
The next books in the series also received award nominations and were well received by critics and readers alike.