Thursday, March 3, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Blog Tour: Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear

Author: Jacqueline Winspear
First published in  August 2006  by Henry Holt and Co.

London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick’s twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a infamous figure in her own right, isn’t convinced.

When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out a fellow graduate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city’s art world.

To celebrate the release of Jacqueline Winspear’s 12th novel in the Maisie Dobbs series, Journey to Munich, we are participating in a series blog tour run by TLC Book Tours during the months of March and April.  I was asked to read Messenger of Truth for the tour. 

Messenger of Truth is book #4 in the series.   Having not really loved the first book, I was hoping this one would be better.  I will say say that I think you can read these as stand alone books.  The author does give some background to catch you up in Maisie's life.  So, I didn't really feel like I missed much having skipped books 2 and 3.  Having said that, for me it was a struggle to finish this book.  I really found it kind of boring and dry.  I found myself not caring what really happened to Nick.  The reveal in the end was surprising, but it took too long to get there.

I'm not sure I will end up reading any more of the series.  But, I know there are a lot of fans of this series out there.  So, give it a try, maybe you'll be one as well.

About Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Leaving Everything Most LovedElegy for EddieA Lesson in SecretsThe Mapping of Love and DeathAmong the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other national bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Timesbestseller. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, Maisie Dobbs, which was also nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel and was a New York Times Notable Book. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

Find out more about Jacqueline at her website,, and find her on Facebook.

Purchase Links

Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 1st: My Book Retreat – Maisie Dobbs
Wednesday, March 2nd: Jancee Reads – Maisie Dobbs
Wednesday, March 2nd: Reading Reality – Birds of a Feather
Thursday, March 3rd: View from the Birdhouse – Birds of a Feather
Thursday, March 3rd: BookNAround – Pardonable Lies
Thursday, March 3rd: Puddletown Reviews – Pardonable Lies
Thursday, March 3rd: From the TBR Pile – Messenger of Truth
Monday, March 7th: Books & Tea – An Incomplete Revenge
Monday, March 7th: Olduvai Reads – An Incomplete Revenge
Tuesday, March 8th: – Among the Mad
Wednesday, March 9th: Lavish Bookshelf – The Mapping of Love and Death
Thursday, March 10th: Joyfully Retired – A Lesson in Secrets
Monday, March 14th: Queen of All She Reads – Elegy for Eddie
Monday, March 14th: Lis Carey’s Library – Leaving Everything Most Loved
Tuesday, March 15th: Nighttime Reading Center – Leaving Everything Most Loved
Tuesday, March 15th: Lit and Life – Leaving Everything Most Loved
Wednesday, March 16th: Emerald City Book Review – A Dangerous Place
Wednesday, March 16th: History from a Woman’s Perspective – Leaving Everything Most Loved
Monday, March 21st: A Bookish Affair – Leaving Everything Most Loved
Monday, March 21st: Book Nerd – A Dangerous Place
Wednesday, March 23rd: Carina Gonzalez – A Dangerous Place
Thursday, March 24th: My Reader’s Block – Leaving Everything Most Loved
Thursday, March 24th: Lis Carey’s Library – A Dangerous Place
Tuesday, March 29th: Curling Up by the Fire – Journey to Munich
Tuesday, March 29th: nomadreader – Journey to Munich
Wednesday, March 30th: A Chick Who Reads – Journey to Munich
Thursday, March 31st: A Bookish Way of Life – Journey to Munich
Friday, April 1st: A Bookish Affair – A Dangerous Place
Friday, April 1st: My Book Retreat – Journey to Munich
Monday, April 4th: Raven Haired Girl – Journey to Munich
Tuesday, April 5th: Broken Teepee – Journey to Munich
Wednesday, April 6th: Reading Reality – Journey to Munich
Thursday, April 7th: Dwell in Possibility – Journey to Munich
Monday, April 11th: Luxury Reading – Journey to Munich
Tuesday, April 12th: M. Denise Costello – Journey to Munich
Wednesday, April 13th: A Bookish Affair – Journey to Munich
Thursday, April 14th: A Bookworm’s World – Journey to Munich
Monday, April 18th: Joyfully Retired – Journey to Munich
Tuesday, April 19th: Lavish Bookshelf – Journey to Munich
Wednesday, April 20th: bookchickdi – Journey to Munich
Wednesday, April 20th: Emerald City Book Review – Journey to Munich
Thursday, April 21st: Nighttime Reading Center – Journey to Munich
Monday, April 25th: Time 2 Read – Journey to Munich

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.