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A Lesson in Secrets

(2011)
(The eighth book in the Maisie Dobbs series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel (nominee)
Maisie Dobbs's first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor - and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party.

In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs's career takes an exciting new turn 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 Richard 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 Great War, and face off against the rising powers of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - the Nazi Party - in Britain.

As the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon, this pivotal chapter in the life of Maisie Dobbs foreshadows new challenges and powerful enemies facing the psychologist and investigator - and will engage new readers and loyal fans of this "outstanding" series (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lesson in Secrets, A (Maisie Dobbs Mystery 8) (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-7490-4093-9 / 978-0-7490-4093-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-06-172767-9 / 978-0-06-172767-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lesson in Secrets, A (Maisie Dobbs) (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-7490-4004-1 / 978-0-7490-4004-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-06-172771-7 / 978-0-06-172771-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-06-206506-8 / 978-0-06-206506-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 1-4712-0225-9 / 978-1-4712-0225-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Book 8
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Book 8
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: Complete (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-7927-7771-9 / 978-0-7927-7771-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: A Lesson in Secrets: Complete (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries)
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0-7927-7926-6 / 978-0-7927-7926-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets
Author(s): Winspear Jacqueline
ISBN: 0-06-208147-0 / 978-0-06-208147-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperaudio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 8)
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 8)
Author(s): Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA