(From the publisher):
A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton, KC, to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but also to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. Determined to prove Ralph Lawton either dead or alive, Maisie is plunged into a case that tests her spiritual strength, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission will bring her to France and reunite her with an old friend Priscilla Evernden, who lost three brothers in the war, one of whom has an intriguing connection to the case.
Original title: Pardonable Lies
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical