Jacqueline Winspear’s ‘In This Grave Hour’ Examines the Effects of War on the Human Psyche [REVIEW]


If you like World War II period dramas, mysteries, and strong female characters, you’re going to love psychologist/investigator Maisie Dobbs. She’s smart, sassy, and one tough cookie. But this time out, she’s left solving a cold case more than two decades old, just as war is declared in Britain. Jacqueline Winspear’s IN THIS GRAVE HOUR is one riveting read!

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Britain declares war The day Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces that Britain is once again at war, Maisie Dobbs is given a cold case to solve in Jacqueline Winspear’s IN THIS GRAVE HOUR. (Photo courtesy Wayne State University)

The last thing anyone wanted after the Great War was to be thrust into another melee. Families had already sacrificed so much, and nations were still recovering from the “last war.” In fact, psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs’ latest case has her investigating killings that occurred during that previous conflict. Will she be able to find the murderer? And what will she do when someone new arrives on her doorstep in need of assistance? Find out in Jacqueline Winspear’s In This Grave Hour. 

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