Among the Mad, Paperback Book
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Christmas Eve,1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street.

The following day, the Home Secretary receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met.

Maisie is invited into Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch as a special adviser on the case - and becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who soon proves he has the knowledge, and will, to murder thousands of innocent people.

Before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must negotiate her way through a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men. In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.


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A Maisie Dobbs murder mystery. pub. originally 2009, in paperback 2010. Mad ex-scientist works up to threatening mass murder. Excellent: one of the best in this series so far. A real page-turner.

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