The Resource Birds of a feather, Jacqueline Winspear, (electronic resource)

Birds of a feather, Jacqueline Winspear, (electronic resource)

Label
Birds of a feather
Title
Birds of a feather
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Winspear
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maisie Dobbs is back and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War
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Review
  • What's the connection between the disappearance of a grocery chain heiress and the murders of three women? It is 10 years after the Great War, and the 1920s' era detail forms a perfect backdrop for this Maisie Dobbs mystery. Kim Hicks has a voice to listen to all day without tiring of the sound. Her rich, lush, mellifluous narration is a terrific fit for P.I. Maisie's newest adventure. Jacqueline Winspear, winner of the 2003 Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel, provides a cheery, intelligent heroine, as well as an assortment of believable types, while Hicks delivers clear, deft characterizations, excellent accents, and a strong sense of place. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
  • In this historical mystery set in 1930s England, psychologist-detective Maisie Dobbs is hired by self-made grocery tycoon Joseph Waite to find his thirtysomething runaway daughter. As Maisie painstakingly follows leads, she discovers that Charlotte Waite’s friends are dying of suspicious causes and the only clue is a white feather. This carefully plotted mystery also offers glimpses of the political, social, and economic climate of postwar England. Secondary characters and plot lines enhance the novel without detracting from the main story. Kim Hicks’s narration complements the text and adds atmosphere; her dialectical skill captures the range of British social classes. While this is a standalone mystery, Maisie Dobbs— the first book in the series—gives listeners insight into who Maisie and the recurring cast of characters are. Recommended for libraries with diverse mystery collections or whose patrons enjoy British mysteries or procedurals featuring women detectives.—Gwendolyn E. Osborne, Evanston, IL --Gwendolyn E. Osborne (Reviewed March 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 5, p109)
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10068739
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winspear, Jacqueline
Dewey number
823/.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6123.I575
LC item number
B57 2005ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kim Hicks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hicks, Kim
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True
Series statement
Maisie Dobbs mystery
Series volume
bk. 2
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  • Women private investigators
  • Dobbs, Maisie
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • London (England)
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Label
Birds of a feather, Jacqueline Winspear, (electronic resource)
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Note
  • "Sound library."
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:21:07
  • OverDrive Audiobook
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digital storage
Color
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Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792736653
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71018630
  • ocm71018630
  • OCoLC
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 148802 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Birds of a feather, Jacqueline Winspear, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Sound library."
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:21:07
  • OverDrive Audiobook
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792736653
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71018630
  • ocm71018630
  • OCoLC
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 148802 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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