Okay, okay, I know what you are all thinking. ANOTHER giveaway?!? Enough already! But what am I to do when fabulous people like Jason at Henry Holt say "Would you like to do a giveaway?" OF COURSE I would! Don't you all love the opportunity to win a free book? And when the book in question is Jacqueline Winspear's latest Maisie Dobbs novel, which I have been looking forward to, there is no way I could resist. And I have news for you, I have more fantastic giveaways planned for next week's Book Giveaway Carnival! It is Giveaway Madness!!
It’s 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 prime minister’s office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met—and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard’s elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane’s personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie’s trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia’s abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate 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.
I recently listened to the audio of An Incomplete Revenge, the previous book in this series, and now I am totally hooked and scrambling to track down the previous four books, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, and Messenger of Truth. These are richly layered mysteries with a quick, intelligent protagonist in Maisie Dobbs. Among the Mad is the sixth in this highly recommended, award winning series.
Jason has generously given me five copies to give away! So leave a comment here for one entry. Two extra entries for anyone who blogs about the giveaway, posts a tweet on twitter or becomes a follower. If you do, please leave an extra comment letting me know. You may enter until midnight eastern time on March 9, winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address. Good luck everyone, thanks for entering! And a big thank you to Jason and Henry Holt!