Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs has come a long way since book one of the series which is set in London between the wars. She is now independently wealthy, dating a member of the aristocracy, and running a successful private investigation business.
But despite her changed circumstances, she still thinks like the housemaid she once was, which is both a potential strength and a weakness. Her insecurities and struggles with life/work balance (an unknown concept in Maisie’s day!) give this series by Jacqueline Winspear a surprisingly modern feel despite the 1930s setting.
In Elegy for Eddie, Maisie’s investigation of the death of a friend from the old neighborhood takes her well beyond the ‘hood into the drawing rooms of some powerful people.