JACQUELINE WINSPEAR will read from
The Mapping of Love and Death
Thursday, April 29th 7 PM
Come meet the author of the New York Times bestselling series featuring private investigator Maisie Dobbs. Winspear's latest novel, about a doomed affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse, is based on a true story about the discovery of a collapsed dugout from World War I, which contained the bodies of a cartography team and their equipment. The story centers on Michael Clifton, a young American cartographer whose remains are dug up by a farmer in the Somme Valley, France. Michael's parents set out to find the author of the surviving love letters, signed only as "The English Nurse" or "Tennie." They appeal to London P.I. Dobbs for help, who determines from the autopsy that she's involved not only in a missing-person case, but a murder enquiry — Michael was bludgeoned to death with one of his surveying instruments.
"Readers who preferred the earlier novels in the series will be pleased with this entry, and those waiting for Maisie to finally find a love interest will have something to cheer about. A must read for series fans, especially because the ending hints that big changes are on the way for Maisie." — Booklist