fiction historical mystery emotional informative mysterious slow-paced

320 pages | first published 2015


Maisie Dobbs returns in a powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy: a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gilbraltar leads the investigator into a web of lies, deceit and danger. Spring 1937. In the four years since s...
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mysterious 85%
emotional 57%
adventurous 28%
hopeful 28%
reflective 28%
informative 14%
sad 14%
tense 14%


medium 50%
slow 37%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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