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Jacqueline Winspear

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Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England. Following higher education at the University of London's Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in both general and academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK. She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal / professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer. 

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Historical
New Books
March 2023

The White Lady
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2004) : Birds of a Feather
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2004) : Maisie Dobbs
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : Maisie Dobbs
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2005) : Pardonable Lies
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2005) : Birds of a Feather
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : Messenger of Truth
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : Elegy for Eddie
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : A Lesson in Secrets

Jacqueline Winspear recommends
The Fat Man's Daughter (2005)
(Leah Kolbe, book 1)
Caroline Petit
"The extraordinary journey of Leah Kolbe, a compelling character."
The Devotion of Suspect X (2011)
(Detective Galileo, book 1)
Keigo Higashino
"In The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino weaves a web of intellectual gamesmanship in which the truth is a weapon that leads both police and readers astray. The ingenius conclusion is so unexpected that it's difficult to imagine anyone seeing it coming. Smart, smart characters."
The Devil's Interval (2013)
(Maggie Fiori, book 2)
Linda Lee Peterson
"If you are a Susan Isaacs fan, you will love journalist-cum-sleuth Maggie Fiori."
The Tuscan Child (2018)
(Rhys Bowen WW Collection, book 2)
Rhys Bowen
"That Rhys Bowen is the consummate storyteller is a given—from her insightful characterizations to her plotting wizardry, she is a wonderful writer. But now Rhys has outdone herself—The Tuscan Child is a poignant story of love in wartime, woven into a compelling search for the truth when mysteries consigned to the past begin to unravel. The Tuscan Child presented me with a conundrum—didn’t want the book to end, yet I couldn’t put it down. Best read with a glass of Chianti beside a roaring fire. Brava Rhys Bowen—brava!"
Midwinter Murder (2020)
Agatha Christie
"Agatha Christie’s indelibly etched characters have entertained millions across the years and a love of her work has brought together generations of readers—a singular achievement for any author and an inspiration to writers across the literary landscape."
Clark and Division (2021)
(Japantown Mystery, book 1)
Naomi Hirahara
"A brilliant, unique addition to mystery fiction, [Mas Arai] has straddled time, place, and culture, with roots in one of the most terrible acts of violence war has ever inflicted upon humanity. And Mas has prevailed while growing older in a country that does not always value the wisdom of its elders, or those who work with their hands . . . Kudos to Naomi Hirahara."
The Only Child (2022)
Kayte Nunn
"Kayte Nunn's The Only Child will join Marge Piercy's Braided Lives, along with films such as Blossoms in the Dust and Vera Drake, as a reminder of what is at stake when the reproductive rights and choices of girls and women are diminished. It is a well-paced story with finely drawn characters--and it's hard to put down."

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