A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

A Lesson in Secrets

Maisie Dobbs #8

Jacqueline Winspear

fiction historical mystery mysterious slow-paced

352 pages | first published 2011


Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college i...
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mysterious 87%
adventurous 62%
reflective 50%
emotional 25%
hopeful 12%
lighthearted 12%


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fast 12%

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