Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New read...

Elegy For Eddie
Jacqueline Winspear

genre: mystery, cozy
series: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, #9
pages: 331
rating: ***

I received a 'uncorrected proof' from Goodreads.  The book was free, the review is my own opinion.

Elegy for Eddie, occurs in 1933. Private Investigator Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the death of Eddie Pettit.  A gentle yet slow man.  Once she starts she finds a tangled web involving powerful people and friends she loves.  She even questions the involvement of the man she loves.  Set during Hitler's rise to power, issues of the day are woven throughout the book.

Elegy for Eddie
Elegy for Eddie, has a strong plot and is well written and researched.  It has the feel of an early spy novel.  At the beginning I got a little lost in the flashbacks, so it was hard to get involved in the story.  I've never read a Maisie Dobbs mystery before and felt out of the loop on who was who, as well as events mentioned from past books.  The book can be read alone, but it gets a little confusing in places.  Once I passed the third chapter, the story was faster paced and more interesting.  Usually, when I read a book, a movie plays in my head, not with this book.  I had difficulty 'seeing' the book.

It was OK, well written, just not my cup of tea.  Probably won't read another one.

- Caren

1 comment:

kimba88 said...

Great review i enjoy old spy books.