Further to this post,
one finds rather a lot of sense in this interview with the fellow. As for Maisie Dobbs:
What do you do to relax?
To relax I read fiction.
And I don’t read spy novels. I prefer actually historical mysteries. There’s a series about a 1930s detective from England called Maisie Dobbs… it’s very light…
One had never thought of Mr Fadden as the cozy type–hidden depths and all that, eh?