Susan Elia MacNeal has written five books in the Maggie Hope Mystery series. I read book number five first, “Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante” and was hooked on the series. Since then I have read book number one, “Mr. Churchill’s Secretary”; book number two, “Princess Elizabeth’s Spy”; book number three, “His Majesty’s Hope”; and book number four, “The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent”. I highly recommend reading them in chronological order. The books follow each other in content and time so it is much easier to grasp the historical significance in each novel’s plot.
I find Ms. MacNeal’s writing to be top notch and her understanding of this historical time period to be well researched. Towards the end of each book, I found myself pacing my reading because I was not looking forward to finishing the book. I enjoyed each and every one and will be anxiously awaiting the release of her next novel in the series.