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April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Jacqueline Winspear reads from her new Maisie Dobbs mystery, To Die But Once.
To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of To Die But Once by calling the store (510) 704-8222 and speaking to one of our booksellers.
During the months following Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.
Maisie’s investigation leads her from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld’s most powerful men, in a case that serves as a reminder of the inextricable link between money and war. Yet when a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future–and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality.
Jacqueline Winspear’s bestselling Maisie Dobbs series includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, Winspear now lives in California.