Well, hello there and welcome to another edition of Book Beginnings. Today, I am bringing you the first lines from “His Majesty’s Hope” by Susan Elia MacNeal which is the third in the Maggie Hope mystery series.
“Wannsee-Berlin, April 1941
The urn the ashes came in was beautiful-shiny and black, with an enamel swastika on one side. It was small, so very small, Jens Hartmann thought. How could is possibly hold the remains of his son?”
I read the first Maggie Hope book on a whim and really liked it so, of course, I had to keep reading. Ms. Hope is a mathematician turned spy by way of being Winston Churchill’s secretary. In this book, we learn the reason that Maggie’s bosses wanted her to become part of a secret intelligence group during World War II and there are so many twists and turns to her story.
Ms. MacNeal weaves a great tale of the fictional spy with historical facts, locations and characters. I can’t wait to read the next one!
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