Maisie Dobbs is a fictional character and series of mystery novels by English author Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie starts out a nurse in post-WWI London, but when her mentor retires, the quirky Maisie takes up detective work.


Jacqueline Winspear is an English novelist who writes a mystery series of novels featuring the character Maisie Dobbs. Winspear has been nominated for several Agatha Awards for her Maisie Dobbs books and has won two of them. Winspear now resides in the United States.