Jacqueline Winspear, born and raised in Kent, England, is a mystery/thriller writer. She is an award-wining author for a World war I-inspired series of books. She was born on April 30, 1955 and finished her education at the University of London’s Institute of Education. She also worked in the UK in the academic publishing, higher education and in marketing communications. In 1990, she immigrated to the United States.
Order of Jacqueline Winspear Standalone Novels
|1||The Care and Management of Lies||2014|
Order of Maisie Dobbs Series
|2||Birds of a Feather||2004|
|4||Messenger of Truth||2006|
|5||An Incomplete Revenge||2008|
|6||Among the Mad||2009|
|7||The Mapping of Love and Death||2010|
|8||A Lesson in Secrets||2011|
|9||Elegy for Eddie||2012|
|10||Leaving Everything Most Loved||2013|
|11||A Dangerous Place||2015|
|12||Journey to Munich||2016|
|13||In This Grave Hour||2017|
While working as a professional coach in the United States, Winspear embarked on a chance to get her life-long dream of writing novels, and indeed became successful after the release of her first book.
Her motivation for writing books that are inspired by World War I events was primarily of her grandfather’s. Winspear stated that when she was a child, she was fully aware of everything her grandfather suffered because of the War.
Winspear has also published articles in different magazines for women and even made recorded essays in San Francisco for KQED radio. She is also a regular writer to journals covering international education.
A bestselling author, Winspear’s most successful series is the “Masie Dobbs” which has won several awards. She is also the author “The Care and Management of Lies” published in 2014. “Journey to Munich” is her latest book to add to her Maisie Dobbs sequel.
Jacqueline Winspear Awards
Books written for the series “Maisie Dobbs” have won several mystery writing awards. Some of which are:
· New York Times Notable Book 2003
· Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mystery 2003
· BookSense Top Ten selection
· Edgar for Best Novel Nominee
· Won best first novel in the Agatha Awards
· Won best first novel for he the Macavity Awards
· Won the Alex Award by the American Library Association
· Remained in the Independent Mystery Booksellers Bestseller list in 2004 for 4 months
· Won the Inaugural SueFeder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery
· Won the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
“The Care and Management of Lies”, her standalone book, was Dayton Literary Peace Prize award’s finalist in 2015.
Her novels definitely have become national bestsellers.
Best Jacqueline Winspear Books
Jacqueline Winspear wrote bestselling books that had World War I touch. Three of her award-winning masterpieces are:
Maisie Dobbs (#1):
In 2003, Jacqueline Winspear starting to write her first mystery book entitled Maisie Dobbs. The main character is a private detective in England around 1910-1929, named Maisie Dobbs. Her character was beautifully portrayed and welcomed generally by a lot of critics.
Maisie Dobbs isn’t only any youthful housemaid. Through her own regular insight—and the support of her kind bosses—she works her way into school at Cambridge. At the point when World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a medical caretaker. It is there that she discovers that unexpected events are important and the truth elusive. Dobbs then sets up alone as a private agent after the World War. Yet, her first mission, apparently a customary betrayal case, soon uncovers a much more profound, darker web of secrets, which will compel Maisie to return to the horrors she experienced in the war and the love she deserted.
The Care and Management of Lies The ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, companions since girlhood, have gotten to be strained on July 1914, —by Thea’s energetic grasp of ladies’ suffrage, and by the inescapable marriage of Kezia to Thea’s sibling, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom married only a month prior to the war announced between Britain and Germany, Thea’s blessing to Kezia is a book on family administration—a hidden feedback of the lady’s mundane life to come. However when Tom enlists himself to battle for his nation and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the front line, the ranch becomes Kezia’s duty. Each must figure out how to persevere through the resulting disturbance and turmoil.
As Tom walks to the front lines, and Kezia fights to keep her organized life from disentangling, they shroud their hopelessness in letters and cards loaded with stories woven to bring solace. Indeed, even Tom’s kindred officers in the trenches enter and discover comfort in the fantasy world of Kezia’s mouth-watering, fanciful dinners. But, will falsehoods and self-deception be useful when they encounter the adversary?
Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4): In this fourth series of Maisie Dobbs, she-as private investigator-researches the strange demise of a controversial craftsman—and World War I veteran.
It was set in London in 1931. A dubious craftsman named Nick Bassington-Hope (a World War I veteran) tumbles to his death, one night prior to the presentation of his work of art at a renowned worldwide Mayfair exhibition. And although, the police run it a mishap, Nick’s twin sister, Georgina, a wartime writer, isn’t persuaded. She then sought out Maisie Dobb for help.