“March is Maisie Month and we will be celebrating the release of the new Maisie Dobbs with a special event! No queuing outside the store at midnight, no fighting through the crowds to snag your signed first edition. No. We, like Maisie, are civilized, and so are you.”
That’s how BookPeople of Moscow billed its English-style high tea at Bloom, a local café and arthouse, where they celebrated the release of Jacqueline Winspear’s latest Maisie Dobbs mystery, A Dangerous Place. Tickets covered the tea and a signed first edition of the novel. Several guests wore their versions of Maisie Dobbs’ signature cloche hat.
“Maisie Dobbs fans have waited two long years to find out what happened to Maisie after she sailed for India and whether or not she accepted a marriage proposal from a long-time beau. Finally, in Jacqueline Winspear’s A Dangerous Place, those questions are answered, and more, as the damaged but still strong Maisie turns a new page in her life at the same time that Spain is shattered by civil war and the rest of Europe is heading inexorably towards its own cataclysm.”
Buy it at BookPeople, and pour yourself a cuppa. There’s a mystery to solve.