Another staffer introduced me to this Mystery series and I love it! I am a lover of historical fiction as well, so having this story set in and around World War l is an added feature for me. Maisie Dobbs is an independent, cerebral, yet spiritual young woman who puts psychology, investigative tools and much inner thought to work solving cases. Before taking each case, Maisie explains to the client her philosophy in solving a case to a satisfactory conclusion which may mean something uncomfortable needing to be said to the client. If they agree, she begins her investigation. Maisie is a wonderful character, the mysteries well-written and developed. The reader is drawn into the time and place with the author's interwoven descriptions.