Now reading the next book in Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope mystery series – His Majesty’s Hope. Maggie has graduated from British spy school and is ready for her first assignment. MacNeal gently reminds readers of Maggie’s former assignments as Churchill’s secretary and Princess Elizabeth’s tutor – as well as her mathematical acumen and traitor mother who is a favorite of Hitler. This story is set in the middle of the war action, with Maggie parachuting into enemy territory as an undercover operative – complete with her cyanide pill hidden in her lipstick case. I had to stop at the horrific point when Nurse Elise discovers that disabled children are being killed by the Nazis. MacNeal gets inside the heads of the Nazis to document their atrocities
The action is exciting when Maggie is undercover in enemy territory but slows down at the end – setting up the scenario for the next book already in the works with the first chapter included as a teaser.
I miss reading about Maggie already; nice to know she’ll be back soon.
Reviews for MacNeal’s First Two Books: