VJ Books Presents Author Jacqueline Winspear!
Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England. Following higher education at the University of London's Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK.
She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal / professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer.
A regular contributor to journals covering international education, Jacqueline has published articles in women's magazines and has also recorded her essays for KQED radio in San Francisco.
Jacqueline's first novel, Maisie Dobbs, was a National Bestseller and received an array of accolades, including New York Times Notable Book 2003, a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mystery 2003, and a BookSense Top Ten selection. In addition, the novel was nominated for 7 awards, including the Edgar for Best Novel"only the second time a first novel was nominated in this category. She subsequently won the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Novel; and the Alex Award, which is presented annually by the American Library Association in conjunction with the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.
Jacqueline's subsequent novels have all received award nominations"she has won the Agatha Award for Best Novel, the inaugural SueFeder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery and the Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery. Since An Incomplete Revenge was published in 2008, each of her novels has been an instant New York Times and National Bestseller.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe.
Jacqueline Winspear Bibliography
Maise Dobbs Series
Maisie Dobbs - 2003
- Birds of a Feather - 2004
- Pardonable Lies - 2005
- Messenger of Truth - 2006
- An Incomplete Revenge - 2008
- Among the Mad - 2009
- The Mapping of Love and Death - 2010
- A Lesson in Secrets - 2011
- Elegy for Eddie - 2012
- Leaving Everything Most Loved - 2013
- A Dangerous Place - 2015
- Journey to Munich - 2016
- In this Grave Hour - March 2017
- To Die but Once - March 2018
- The American Agent - March 2019
- The Consequences of Fear - 2021
- A Sunlit Weapon - 2022
Stand Alone Novels
- The Care and Management of Lies - 2014
Jacqueline Winspear Awards
- Agatha Award for Best First novel
- Macavity Award for Best First Novel
- SueFeder/Macavity Award for Best Historical Mystery
- Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
- Alex Award, which is presented annually by the American Library Association in conjunction with the Margaret
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