I've enjoyed Susan Elia MacNeal's Maggie Hope historical mystery series since the very first book, Mr. Churchill's Secretary. This series is a wonderful blend of history, mystery, and character, with a strong dash of thriller that certainly can raise the pulse. It's hard for me to believe that Maggie is already up to her ninth adventure, but she is, and I did my uncoordinated happy dance when I found out the particulars for the newest book in the series.
Let's take a look at what's in store for us in The King's Justice which will be available February 25, 2020!
|Available February 25, 2020!|
"London. December 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope, secret agent and spy, takes a break from the Special Operations Executive division to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is like an explosion waiting to happen. Shaken by a recent case, she finds herself living more dangerously--taking more risks than usual, smoking again, drinking gin and riding a motorcycle--and the last thing she wants is to get entangled in another crime. But when she's called upon to look into a stolen Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie finds the case too alluring to resist.
Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose in London and Maggie's skills are in demand. Little does she know that in the process of investigating this dangerous predator, she will come face to face with a new sort of evil...and discover a link between the precious violin and the murders no one could ever have expected."
Sounds like another good'un, doesn't it? One of the things I like the most about this series is that the things Maggie has to do as a part of the effort to win the war-- and to stay alive-- have a profound effect on her. She's not ten feet tall and bulletproof. She's human. But, boy howdy, can she ever think on her feet!
If you're a fan like me, I'm sure you've just added The King's Justice to your pre-order or wish lists. If you haven't read any of the books in the series, I hope you give them a try. You have a treat in store for you!