New York: Picador, 2008. Andrew Davidson (cover illustration). First Printing. Trade Paperback. Used - Good/Very Good. Light toning. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. No creasing to spine. 14 x 21 cm. 323 pp. Item #12529
The Fifth Maise Dobbs Mystery
With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to investigate a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggest a darker criminal element at work. A peculiar secrecy shrouds the village, and ultimately Maisie must draw on her finely-honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases yet.