08 Nov The Maggie Hope Series
Written by Ellie A., Adult Services Library Assistant
If you’re interested in World War II (WWII) and love a good mystery, try the Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal! This series features Maggie Hope, a British-born American math whiz now living in London, who works as a codebreaker and spy during WWII, aiding Britain in the war against the Nazis. All ten installments are available in our collection, and we have provided a brief synopsis of the first five titles in the series below. Click on a book title to place a hold on a physical copy through the Evergreen catalog.
After the German Luftwaffe bombs London, Maggie–trained in mathematics and code-breaking but only able to find a job as Winston Churchill’s secretary–finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined and exposes her to a web of spies, murder, and intrigue. And, as she unravels the mystery, she discovers that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassin’s murderous plan and Churchill himself.
Maggie, former secretary to Winston Churchill, is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous than Maggie ever expected when a shocking murder draws her into a vast conspiracy and places the entire royal family in peril.
After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive–a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad–and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, where she must infiltrate the highest level of Berlin society.
Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, Maggie settles down to teach at her old spy training camp in Scotland. Yet, instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue, this time involving a terrifying biological weapon secretly developed and stockpiled by Winston Churchill for the anticipated Nazi invasion.
Maggie, posing as Winston Churchill’s typist, travels across the pond to America to accompany the prime minister as he meets with President Roosevelt. But, when one of the First Lady’s aides gets mysteriously murdered, a looming scandal poses a grave threat to the White House and the Allied cause.