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 won Taking Out the Trash from the author on Facebook.

Mailbox Monday – 7/15Taking out the Trash by Tristi Pinkston
Narrator: Veleka Gray
Series: Estelle Watkins Mysteries #1
Published by the author on July 25, 2018 (first published 2012)
Source: Won
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Length: 4 hrs 16 mins
Format: Audiobook
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Murder is rotten. Genteel Southern lady Estelle Watkins didn't expect to find a little surprise in her trash can, and she certainly didn't expect her son to get accused of murder. Determined to save him from spending the rest of his life on death row - or worse - she's thrown into the middle of an investigation along with Vera, her next-door neighbor and faithful sidekick. Their methods are a bit unusual, but never underestimate a woman on a mission to protect her son....

And I picked up The Magician for my Autumn reading.

Mailbox Monday – 7/15The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
Narrator: James Adams
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on September 12, 2012 (first published 1908)
Source: Purchased
Genres: Horror, Classic
Length: 7 hrs 20 mins
Format: Audiobook
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From one of literature’s finest storytellers comes an enchanting tale of secrets, the supernatural—and fatal attraction.

Renowned English surgeon Arthur Burdon is engaged to the beautiful Margaret Dauncey, who is studying art in Paris. The match is met with approval from all sides, and everyone is happy—until the mysterious Oliver Haddo enters the picture. Both Arthur and his fiancée dislike the enormously fat and eccentric Oliver but are fascinated by his stories of black magic, by his demonstrations of a power that seems inhuman. And while they scoff at his boasts, their dislike turns to loathing.

A month later, Margaret disappears. The note she leaves behind begins: “When you receive this, I shall be on my way to London. I was married to Oliver Haddo this morning.” Why? How? What mysterious power had the Magician used? What further revenge might he be plotting? The answers are revealed in this hair-raising fantasy.


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