My month-long celebration of Kittling: Books' tenth anniversary continues with the fourth book from my carefully hoarded stash, Jacqueline Winspear's In This Grave Hour. This is the thirteenth entry in her award-winning Maisie Dobbs historical mystery series.
"Sunday, September 3rd, 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs' flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.
In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the “last war," a new kind of refugee — an evacuee from London — appears in Maisie's life. The little girl billeted at Maisie’s home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know who the child belongs to or who might have put her on the “Operation Pied Piper” evacuee train. They know only that her name is Anna.
As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come. Britain is approaching its gravest hour — and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own."
How can you win this autographed copy of In This Grave Hour? Here's all the information you need:
- Send an email to me-- kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
- The subject header of the email must read "10 Years, 10 Books, 10 Winners #4"
- The body of the email must include your name and mailing address.
Your entry must be posted by midnight (Arizona time), Monday, June 18. The winner will be notified and the book mailed later that same day.
Beware! If you don't follow all of the rules, your entry will not be included in the drawing, but there's one thing you don't have to worry about-- as soon as the winner's name has been drawn, all your names and addresses will be destroyed.
You can enter the drawing for each and every book, but you will be able to win only one. Ten years, ten books, ten winners. I want to distribute the wealth evenly among you all.
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