Meditating On Maisie Dobbs, Our Favorite Intuitive Detective Psychologist

April 12, 2015 11:00 AM

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I'm a romance advocate, and one reason I love romance novels is because they're full of strong, smart, resilient women. But, like many romance fans, I read eclectically – which brings me to another strong, smart woman: Maisie Dobbs, the World War I nurse-turned-sleuth created by Jacqueline Winspear.

We first meet Maisie in 1929, as she is opening her own detective agency. Her mentor, Dr. Maurice Blanche, has retired, and she's about to take on her first case, a young wife who might be having an affair, or so her husband believes. But Maisie discovers the woman is mourning a childhood friend los...

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