The Mayor's Wife (Google eBook)

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1907 - Detective and mystery stories - 389 pages
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User Review  - Plaimont - Goodreads

Up until the last few chapters I was prepared to give this book four stars. Unfortunately, I didn't care much for the plot resolution, myself. It is a good read nonetheless. Additionally, AKG's influence on Agatha Christie's style is quite apparent, which I found to be a special treat! Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Beck - Goodreads

Woman assigned to care for mayors wife. Two odd old ladies next door. House haunted. Turns out mayors wife had married their nephew when she was sixteen and run away. Too unrealistic. Read full review

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