Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

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I picked up a couple vintage mysteries on Kindle this week.

Mailbox Monday – 10/3The Dying Alderman by Henry Wade
Published by Orion on July 28, 2016
Genres: Vintage Mystery
Pages: 240
Format: eBook
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At a meeting of Quenborough Borough Council, the Mayor, Sir John Assington, is accused by Alderman Trant of wasting money and turning a blind eye to speculators on the make.

Then Trant is stabbed with his own knife, and while dying, manages to scratch the initials 'MA' on a piece of paper.

Local Chief Constable Race is on the case. He is new to the force, so Superintendent Vorley comes to his aid. With the help of Scotland Yard, in the shape of Inspector Lott, they each bring a different approach to the investigation.

For the truth is rarely straightforward . . .

Mailbox Monday – 10/3Arsene Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 12, 2012 (first published 1907)
Genres: Vintage Mystery
Pages: 328
Format: eBook
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Leblanc's creation, gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, is everything you would expect from a French aristocrat - witty, charming, brilliant, sly ... and possibly the greatest thief in the world.


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