Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3-16-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a great way to connect with other bloggers and learn what books you can look forward to!

A Lesson In Secrets
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Release Date: March 22, 2011

From "In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs’ career goes in an exciting new direction when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard’s Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s Government.” 

When the college’s controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and Detective Chief Inspector Stratton spearhead the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote’s death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance. 

To unravel this web, Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britain’s conduct during the war, and face off against the rising powers of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—in Britain. 

A pivotal chapter in the life of Maisie Dobbs, A Lesson In Secrets marks the beginning of her intelligence work for the Crown. As the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon, Maisie will confront new challenges and new enemies—and will engage new readers and loyal fans of this bestselling mystery series."

I have been looking for a good mystery book for quite sometime now, and this is something that really appeals to me (I love anything set during WWII). That, and that art-deco cover is too cool! Expected release date is March 22 (right around the corner!)

So, what are you looking forward to this Wednesday?

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