Maisie Dobbs has been through a lot over the years but has returned to England to be with family and grieve a heartbreaking loss. But soon she is pulled into an endeavor that takes her mind off her troubles, for the most part, by throwing her into a boatload of other troubles. The British Secret Services convinces Maisie to help bring home a man who has been imprisoned by the German government at Dachau, outside of Munich.
Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear is the twelfth novel in this series but only the second I have read. Last month I read the first in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which I quite enjoyed. This most recent edition is very different but still entertaining and engaging. Taking place in 1938 Germany, there's much history in this novel, and much of it is not pleasant. Maisie has taken on the guise of the daughter of an important British citizen and gets wrapped up with various other government officials throughout her time in Germany.
I enjoyed getting back to the character of Maisie, but she sure has changed dramatically since the first book. I think I would have preferred to have read the full series than to be thrown into her life at the point at which this novel takes place. There are many references to characters from the first book and others as well, so I was able to catch up on the major events of her life. And the storyline for this novel was good. As she is working to get the prisoner released, she also has a personal agenda to try to convince another British citizen, with whom she has a lot of history, to return home. There's a lot of cloak and dagger and mystery as the story unfolds and Maisie tries to work out all the details.
If you're looking for a good mystery set in WWII Germany, Journey to Munich will satisfy, but you may want to read more about Maisie before delving into this one.
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