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Written by Jacqueline Winspear

Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy

Published on February 19, 2008

Audio is 1530 hours

About An Incomplete Revenge:

In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community

With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest time—even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases.

Rich with Jacqueline Winspear’s trademark period detail, this installment of the bestselling series, An Incomplete Revenge, is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.

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Extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, Maisie Dobbs, investigates a strange series of crimes in a small rural community.

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Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the Maisie Dobbs novels, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, and Messenger of Truth. Maisie Dobbs won the Agatha, Alex and Macavity Awards; Birds of a Feather won the Agatha Award; and Pardonable Lies won the Sue-Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery. Originally from the UK, Winspear now lives in California.

Orlagh Cassidy is the winner of the 2009 Best Voice in Children & Family Listening and the 2008 and 2011 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense. She’s narrated for Jacqueline Winspear, James Patterson, Erica Spindler, Beth Harbison, and Frank Herbert, among others.

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Discussion Questions

1. Divided between past and present, between her female gender and her male-dominated profession, and between her British identity and part-gypsy ancestry, Maisie Dobbs is a character of intense inward divisions. How do these divisions both complicate and strengthen Maisie as a character?

2. A variety of pivotal scenes in An Incomplete Revenge involve dramatic uses of fire. What range of moods, feelings, or symbolic meanings does fire represent in the novel?

3. Although several of the residents of Heronsdene are developed individually as characters, the townspeople are also dominated by an ominous group psychology. What might Winspear be suggesting through her portrayal of this town about the limits of people’s abilities to think or choose for themselves?

4. Maisie is freer from class prejudice than most of the other characters in Winspear’s novel. Nevertheless, does an awareness of class difference influence her relationships with people like Billy Beale and Priscilla Evernden? How?

5. Animals, especially dogs and horses, appear prominently in An Incomplete Revenge. How do their presence and the way they are treated help us to better understand Winspear’s human characters?

6. Followers of the Maisie Dobbs series have shared the heroine’s dread anticipation of the death of her long-incapacitated friend Simon Lynch. Does his death in An Incomplete Revenge affect Maisie (or you) in the ways that you anticipated? What choices does Winspear make in describing Maisie’s emotional response, and do you agree with them?

7. A character from a previous Maisie Dobbs mystery observed that war is despicable because it is “not over when it ends.” How might this seeming paradox be applied to An Incomplete Revenge? Through the death of Simon Lynch and the group confession that marks a climax in the novel, do you think Maisie and the townspeople of Heronsdene are moving toward a long-awaited closure, or do you think they will continue to be trapped and haunted by the memories of the Great War? On what do you base your judgment?

8. What is Maisie’s attitude toward the gypsy elements in her ancestry? In a novel that counsels the acceptance and understanding of different ethnicities, is Maisie sufficiently accepting of her own mixed heritage?

9. At the end of the novel, Maisie dances alone in her apartment. Discuss the significance of this gesture.

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About this Guide

The following author biography and list of questions about An Incomplete Revenge are intended as resources to aid individual readers and book groups who would like to learn more about the author and this book. We hope that this guide will provide you a starting place for discussion, and suggest a variety of perspectives from which you might approach An Incomplete Revenge.

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“Jacqueline Winspear’s An Incomplete Revenge is an excellent option for a long car trip involving older kids, parents and grandparents. Read with zest by Orlagh Cassidy…” —USA Today

“Jacqueline Winspear adds a fascinating episode to the Maisie Dobbs series, which justly gains fans with each new story. Orlagh Cassidy began the audio series with PARDONABLE LIES and continues her appealing portraits of the characters. She smoothly, and quite elegantly, delivers a variety of accents of the Kent countryside gentry and townsfolk…Cassidy nicely conveys Maisie’s honest wisdom, sensible approach to her “inquiries,” and spirited manners. The details of village life, a community of Gypsies, and the shifts in attitudes of the late 1920s make a vivid audio mystery.” —AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

“This series is outstanding in atmosphere, characters, dialogue, sense of place and time; and Cassidy’s narration is nothing short of equally outstanding, as she demonstrates her facile skills with the many accents, tones, and emotions Winspear demands of her. One of the best mystery series around.” —KLIATT

“The mysteries are tantalizingly uncovered by Masie’s gifts of observation and intelligence. An Incomplete Revenge is one of the best mysteries of 2008…Orlagh Cassidy is pitch perfect in her reading…” —Deadly Pleasures

“Orlagh Cassidy unveils Maisie’s character with a narration that makes a perfect composition of the text. Emotional tones convey post-war hopelessness and the painful division of the classes, adding to the mystery’s tension.” —AudioFile magazine on Messenger of Truth

“Cassidy’s perceptive reading reflects the jargon and British dialects of a wide mix of social classes.” —Booklist

An Incomplete Revenge was published on February 19, 2008.

The An Incomplete Revenge Audiobook is 1530 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in An Incomplete Revenge

An Incomplete Revenge includes the following subjects: Mystery & Detective / Historical. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths.

About the Author(s) of An Incomplete Revenge

The author of An Incomplete Revenge is Jacqueline Winspear. Jacqueline Winspear is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs novels. The first in the series, Maisie Dobbs, won the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, and the Alex Award. She won an Agatha for Best Novel for Birds of a Feather and a Sue Feder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery for Pardonable Lies. Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent in England. Her grandfather had been severely wounded and shell-shocked in World War I, and learning his story sparked her deep interest in the “war to end all wars” and its aftereffects, which would later form the background of her novels. Winspear studied at the University of London’s Institute of Education, then worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK. She immigrated to the United States in 1990 and embarked on her life-long dream to be a writer. In addition to her novels, Winspear has written articles for women’s magazines and journals on international education, and she has recorded her essays for public radio. She divides her time between Ojai and the San Francisco Bay Area and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe.

About the Narrator of An Incomplete Revenge Audiobook

The narrator for the An Incomplete Revenge Audiobook is Orlagh Cassidy.

An Incomplete Revenge Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427203024. The ISBN-13 is 9781427203021.

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