Product Description From New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, now available in paperbackâÂ the latest episode in theÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling series, Maisie Dobbsâ first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi party. Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspearâs award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities ânot in the interests of His Majestyâs government.â When the collegeâs pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterparteiâthe Nazi Partyâon Britainâs shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is âa powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanityâ (Richmond Times-Dispatch). Review âMaisie is one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting.â (Parade) âThe combination of period detail and intricate storytelling makes A Lesson in Secrets seem distant enough to be romantic but sufficiently modern to engage our sympathies.â (Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal) âWith an affecting storyline and graceful prose, Winspear has again created a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity.â (Richmond Times-Dispatch) From the Back Cover In the summer of 1932, the career of psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment from the British Secret Service. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities ânot in the interests of His Majestyâs government.â When the collegeâs controversial pacifist founder, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, however, Maisie is directed to stand back as her colleagues in Scotland Yard spearhead the investigation. But she soon discovers that the circumstances of Liddicoteâs death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty members and students under her surveillance. To unravel this web, the investigator must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britainâs conduct during the Great War, and face off against the rising power of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterparteiâthe Nazi Partyâas the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon. About the Author Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includesÂ InÂ This Grave Hour,Â Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie,Â andÂ eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.