Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10) by Jacqueline Winspear

Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10)

In Leaving Everything Most Loved by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the murder of Indian immigrants in London. The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. ...

Details Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10)

TitleLeaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10)
Release DateMar 26th, 2013
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10)

  • Marci
    I don't know why I keep reading Maisie Dobbs mysteries, I really don't. Maisie is one of the most annoying protagonists that I can't leave alone, and I can't even figure out why, really. On the good side, there is always a good and properly devious mystery to unravel. This book was no exception. The author's research is impeccable. The writing style is good. On the downside I think Maisie has become too much--much, much, MUCH too much! She comes ...
  • Phrynne
    This was not one of the best books in this series so far. Much too much introspection on Maisie's part made the book slow and occasionally dull.On the plus side the mystery was quite good and I was rather surprised when the identity of the murderer was revealed. It was a little disappointing though that Maisie had a 'too stupid to live' moment, challenging the murderer on her own and having to be rescued by the cavalry in the form of a dog, Billy...
  • Donna
    Maisie debates making a big change in her life while investigating the months-old murder of an intriguing Indian woman.This mystery is meatier than the one from the previous installment, though it didn't feel any more satisfying. Maisie continues to baby step through the personal side of the story. I can't help thinking that those around her deserve better. It also annoys me that, while she flouts convention and drags her feet in equal measure, s...
  • Kathryn
    I would give this six stars if I could. It is wonderful that this being the 10th in the Maisie Dobbs series and each book has been as captivating and well written as the one before. I do think Leaving Everything Most Loved and the first in the series Maisie Dobbs are my favorite. If read in order the background on Maisie and those important in her life are well developed. Maisie brings a sense of calm to me while I read. I want to savor each page...
  • Magill
    Pros - no obsessing/description over her dreary clothes and her hair, and even wore a lovely dress James bought for her. Woohoo!Cons - was she eating soup nearly every night? There was a cook in the house and maybe James likes more than soup.Pros - her Billy guilt subdued; that damn case she had for so long is no longer discussed (it was covered in blood in #6?); and that damn nurse's watch isn't mentioned repeatedly either.Cons - minor pointless...
  • Marianne
    Leaving Everything Most Loved is the tenth book in the Maisie Dobbs series by British-born American author, Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and private investigator, is engaged by (former) Sergeant-Major Pramal, of India, to investigate the murder, some two months earlier, of his sister, Usha, a governess living in London. Scotland Yard have made no progress with the case, so Maisie’s team have a challenge ahead of them with thi...
  • Dawn Michelle
    Oh the end of this has made me so weepy that I cannot even write a good review; I love these books so very much.
  • Cornerofmadness
    After the deep disappointment of the last book, I was hesitant to get this book and I’ll admit, it was hard to rate. The mystery gets a solid three stars; Maisie’s personal life barely rates a two. I enjoyed the mystery but the overwrought personal stuff left me cold.The mystery: Usha Pramal’s brother believes the police did a poor job investigating his sister’s murder and even detective Caldwell reluctantly admits this might be true. Ush...
  • Suzanne Chapman
    I am a huge Maisie Dobbs fan and I think this is the author's best so far. In all of the 10 Maisie Dobbs books, Winspear does not shy away from controversial subjects and does so with balance and thoughtfulness. This particular book deals with the murder of an Indian women in London. Her brother comes to London in the hopes of finding out who killed her and why and hires Maisie because he feels Scotland Yard has dropped the ball. I had the pleasu...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    3 starsBook #10 in the Maisie Dobbs series. In this episode Maisie is challenged with finding the killer of a young foreign India girl, who was in London as an au pair and maid. While at the same time Maisie begins to make changes in her own life - expecting travel, putting her 'love' for James on hold, watching her father marry and closing her office, among worries for her side kick Billy.
  • Suzy
    3 1/2 mixed feelings starsThis is a favorite series and I really liked the story told in this installment (#10!). An Indian woman is killed and months later Maisie is engaged by Scotland Yard no less to solve the mystery. They had neglected the case until the woman's brother showed up in London to find out how his sister was killed and why there was no progress of finding the murderer. Maisie's seeming nemesis at the Yard, Inspector Caldwell, com...
  • Yune
    I picked this up on release day because I find the series dependable: Maisie is a character who's slow to change, so if you like her quiet, people-oriented investigations, you'll probably be well-satisfied.Maisie seems to be settling well into her business, with two employees and Scotland Yard happy to cooperate with her on cases. In this one, an Indian woman has been murdered, and her brother has come to London to seek out her murderer. I'm not ...
  • Mary MacKintosh
    I have liked the Maisie Dobbs novels, but this one left me cold. Maisie has always been a little too self composed, but this time she is almost removed from the story—there, but not seeming engaged. The mystery is engaging, and I always like the Maisie novels because I know it will be more intellectual than action-based. This time the main characters spend much of the book unraveling their lives, so at the end of the novel all are poised to go ...
  • Melanie
    I love the time period and location of this novel. London, 1933. An Indian woman named Usha Pramal is found dead in a canal and Scotland Yard hasn't done too much to solve her murder. Detective Inspector Caldwell of Scotland Yard has brought Usha's brother, Mr. Pramal, to meet with the psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs to see if she can find the murderer.As Maisie learns more about Usha, she has lots of questions to answer before she can...
  • Larraine
    The tenth novel in the Maisie Dobbs series has been described as "pivotal" in the series by more than one reviewer. It is also one of the most emotional. In the last book, "Elegy for Eddie," we learned that Maisie was starting to feel restless. As a result of a generous bequest by her former teacher and mentor, she is a wealthy woman in her own life. Plus, she is now in a relationship with James, the son of her former employers where she started ...
  • Kathleen
    Do you know Maisie Dobbs? If you don't you should. She is a wonderful, positive female character written by Jacqueline Winspear. I met Maisie in the first novel, "Maise Dobbs". Simple title, not a simple mystery. Over the next 8 books, which I read one after the other, Maisie faced life in the aftermath of World War I and brought the early 20th century into vogue way before Downton Abbey (yes, she did) In this latest chapter of Maisie's life, as ...
  • Gloria Feit
    One would think that Maisie Dobbs, at this point, had it made: She has inherited a substantial estate and fortune from her mentor, Dr. Maurice Blanche; she has a loving father; wonderful friends; a successful business; loyal employees, and a handsome, wealthy suitor who very much wants to marry her. And yet, she feels at loose ends, reflecting she is unfulfilled and wanting to follow in Blanche’s footsteps, traveling, perhaps to India and learn...
  • Gwen
    5.28.2018 update: Huh. I'd give this 2, maybe 3, stars upon a reread. This one just didn't draw me in like previous novels in the series. I was frustrated by Maisie's waffling (about James) and meddling (with Billy), and I found it hard to focus on the mystery amidst all Maisie's personal issues. This would make a lovely episode of a TV show, though... **********************************4.2.2013 review:(view spoiler)[With changes for everyone, thi...
  • Donna
    Maisie finds herself investigating two cases at once -- the disappearance of a 14 year old boy and the murder of an Indian woman. Maisie is pulled into the Indian subculture of London and discovers her own urge to see the world. Her office assistant, Billy, still is suffering from injuries received in a prior case and her secretary, Sandra, develops into more of an assistant. Will they all be able to solve the mysteries and help Maisie make decis...
  • Kiersten
    I can't decide if I like these books or not. They go deeper than most detective books, getting to the societal and psychological reasons behind crimes, in a way that stays with me and makes me think. However, I just really don't like Maisie. She's such a killjoy! She's seriously so obnoxious. She just can't ever let anyone be, or let anyone enjoy anything without bringing them down. For example, the Scotland Yard inspector is excited about having...
  • Denise
    Leaving Everything Most Loved is the tenth book in the series, but for me the first. Maisie Dobbs is the main character for this murder mystery. But for me, this book is so much more than a murder mystery. It was a historical fiction and a study about an independent women pondering about her future, issues of class, religion and migration. Wins pear keeps the reader guessing until the last chapter. I would so love to have a cup of tea with Maisie...
  • Barbara
    This was pretty good. It really seemed like the end of the series. I wonder if that was Jacqueline Winspear's original intent? I liked how it wrapped up everything, from Maisie's beginnings through the end of this case and the start of her future.
  • Carol
    Is this series really ending? Say it's not so. I was looking forward to Maisie being somehow involved in World War II, the beginning of which is overshadowed in the 10th mystery in this wonderful series.Winspear takes her usual thoughtful, methodical, slow approach to Maisie Dobbs' crime solving after Maisie is pulled in to investigate the murder of an Indian woman who seems to have been beloved by all who knew her. Red herrings abound, keeping t...
  • Holly
    I've loved this series since the first book, Maisie Dobbs. I like Maisie; she's a strong, intelligent woman making her own way in 1930's England. The mysteries are well developed and have kept me reading through the past 9 books. This one, however, is probably my least favorite. The mystery aspect was just ok. I actually figured it out fairly early on. I thought this book seemed almost depressing though. Maisie just seemed like her heart wasn't i...
  • LemonLinda
    A Maisie Dobbs choice is always a good choice. The characters are familiar friends by this point (if you have read them in order as I have). And the stories are always fresh and new takes, integrating a murder mystery and day to day living in London from high society to the more challenged economically and all in between. This one introduces immigrants and how they are embraced (or not) in 1930s London which obviously is such a timely topic for t...
  • Elisha (lishie)
    The character development in each & every installment of the Maisie Dobbs series is truly thoughtful. I love to take my time reading these novels because I'm sad when I'm at the end. This one was particularly good, I think, because it also brought another culture into focus. I'd be writing spoilers if I listed all the reasons I love this book so I will simply say- I very much recommend this series.
  • Kathleen
    Maisie Dobbs is one of my all-time favorite series and this latest ranks as one of the best. It is not just the well-crafted plot and historical setting that appeal but the fact that you care about the characters, especially the ever so introspective Maisie. While the book can certainly handle stand alone status, I would highly recommend that you start at the beginning and read the series through-it will more than double your satisfaction.
  • Madeleine
    Ahhhhh Masie why'd you have to go and read Eat Pray Love? You don't have to find yourself on the back of colonialism and a few stereotypes. Really.
  • Amanda Knox
    Winspear has such a beautiful writing style and voice. The way she constructs/deconstructs Maisie Dobbs' mysteries is just brilliant. Perhaps it is just my inability to put the pieces together, but I am shocked every time. I did find this time that there were a lot of repetitions about facts pertaining to this novel and topics from past ones. Sometimes they were too much, but over all another wonderful saga.
  • Jan Rice
    A decade ago, I read Maisie Dobbs, the first book in this series. Today I just finished No. 10. So, yes, I like this crossover mystery series. I don't really read "genre" mysteries or detective stories, only the part-mystery, part-literary kind. Or at least I got ahold of this series (or vice versa) and read it.The Maisie Dobbs series is set in England between the wars, with the back story spelled out in the first book. Maisie is between the ages...