Jacqueline Winspear, author of The Mapping of Love and Death, on tour February/March 2011

Posted By on January 3, 2011

About The Mapping of Love and Death

• Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 22, 2011)

In the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs must unravel a case of wartime love and death—an investigation that leads her to a long-hidden affair between a young cartographer and a mysterious nurse.

August 1914. Michael Clifton is mapping the land he has just purchased in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, certain that oil lies beneath its surface. But as the young cartographer prepares to return home to Boston, war is declared in Europe. Michael—the youngest son of an expatriate Englishman—puts duty first and sails for his father’s native country to serve in the British army. Three years later, he is listed among those missing in action.

April 1932. London psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs is retained by Michael’s parents, who have recently learned that their son’s remains have been unearthed in France. They want Maisie to find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among Michael’s belongings—a quest that takes Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love. Her inquiries, and the stunning discovery that Michael Clifton was murdered in his trench, unleash a web of intrigue and violence that threatens to engulf the soldier’s family and even Maisie herself. Over the course of her investigation, Maisie must cope with the approaching loss of her mentor, Maurice Blanche, and her growing awareness that she is once again falling in love.

Following the critically acclaimed bestseller Among the Mad, The Mapping of Love and Death delivers the most gripping and satisfying chapter yet in the life of Maisie Dobbs.

About Jacqueline Winspear

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 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.

A regular contributor to journals covering international education, Jacqueline has published articles in women’s magazines and has also recorded her essays for KQED radio in San Francisco. She lives in California and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe.

Jacqueline’s novels thus far—Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, Messenger of Truth, An Incomplete Revenge, and Among the Mad are set in the late 1920s and early 1930s, with the roots of each story set in the Great War, 1914–1918. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards.

The next Maisie Dobbs novel, A Lesson in Secrets, will be released in hardcover from Harper on March 22, 2011.

Find out more about Jacqueline at her website, www.jacquelinewinspear.com.

Jacqueline’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, February 22nd: Bookstack

Wednesday, March 2nd: A Few More Pages

Tuesday, March 8th: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, March 9th: Debbie’s Book Bag

Thursday, March 10th: Amusing Reviews

Friday, March 18th: The Lost Entwife

Monday, March 21st: A Bookworm’s World

Tuesday, March 22nd: Nonsuch Book

Wednesday, March 23rd: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Monday, March 28th: Rundpinne

Monday, March 28th: Wordsmithonia

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