Mailbox Monday – 4/9

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 already posted my review for the first book in my box this week. I couldn’t keep from listening to it right away.

Mailbox Monday – 4/9Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh
Narrator: James Saxon
Published by Hachette Audio UK on October 1, 2015 (first published 1935)
Source: Purchased
Genres: Vintage Mystery
Length: 6 hrs 6 mins
Format: Audiobook
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The script of the Unicorn Theatre's new play uncannily echoes a quarrel in the star's dressing room. And the stage drama gets all too real when charming Felix Gardener shoots his blustering rival, Arthur Surbonardier, dead – with a gun Arthur himself loaded with blanks. Or did he? How the live bullets got there, and why, make for a convoluted case that pits Inspector Roderick Alleyn against someone who rates an Oscar for a murderously clever performance.

And I picked up a children’s book from NetGally.

Mailbox Monday – 4/9The Night the Forest Came to Town by Charles Ghigna
Illustrator: Annie Wilkinson
Published by Orca Book Publishers on October 9, 2018
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Picture Book
Pages: 32
Format: eARC
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From dusk to dawn a forest creeps into a town where the grown-ups are too distracted to notice. But the children do. They see greenery take root in the lifeless cracks of dull sidewalks. They see an eagle build her nest atop a forgotten fountain and saplings start to sprout in dark corners. A gray-drab city defined by concrete and steel, vibrations and notifications, transforms into a living garden where apartment buildings overflow with window boxes full of flowers, birds sing songs through day and night and children laugh and tend to their gardens. Watch as nature reclaims this town.

10 Comments

  1. As a child and young teenager, I was weaned from Enid Blyton onto the work of Ngaio Marsh and her contemporaries, Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

    I read just about every one of her 30 odd mysteries and despite this being something I very rarely, if ever, do, I really have the urge to re-read them all over again.

    I checked out a full list of the titles and even this fantastic re-print of the cover art, is calling to me …

    https://www.fantasticfiction.com/m/ngaio-marsh/

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    Yvonne

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