Messenger of Truth : A Maisie Dobbs Mystery Paperback
London, 1931. Nick Bassington-Hope, veteran of the Great War and controversial artist, is suddenly found dead.
His death from a fall, the night before a much-anticipated exhibition of his work, is recorded as 'accidental'.
But his sister is not convinced. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Georgina Bassington-Hope believes her brother was murdered, and she turns to Maisie Dobbs for help.
Maisie's investigation takes her from the desolate beaches of Kent to the dark underbelly of London's art world.
Still fragile after her war-related breakdown, Maisie's immersion in her work could lead her to lose more than she bargained for, while a desperate family with strong ties to her heart urgently needs her help.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 17/05/2007
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780719567391
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Review by robertgriffen
An excellent story all the way through and very difficult to set down. It was the irst of this author's books I have read but it will not be the last. For those who enjoy a good story without too much gore this is an author to enjoy. Looking forward to reading several more.
Review by wyvernfriend
Nick Bassington-Hope, a controversial artist who gets inspiration from those around him is found dead when hanging his latest exhibition. The police believe it's an accident but his twin sister doesn't believe it and engages Masie Dobbs to investigate. She discovers that Nick's wartime experience has coloured his paintings and that some of his topics have made enemies of him. There's also some issues with smuggling that ends up being interwoven into the plot.I did guess one of the plot twists fairly early on, but it's the finding out the motives of various characters and the ongoing seeing how Maisie develops held my interest