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View Poll Results: Choose the mystery that will tax our minds in July.
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters 11 37.93%
A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane 9 31.03%
The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin 9 31.03%
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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July 2012 Run-Off Vote

July 2012 Mobile Read Book Club Run-Off Vote

Help us choose a book as the July 2012 eBook for the Mobile Read Book Club. This is the run-off poll for July. It will be open for 3 days. The winner determines the book we will read for July. The vote this month will be hidden.


We will start the discussion thread for this book on July 20th. Select from the following Three* Choices:

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
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In Victorian England, A Woman Wasn't Supposed To Be An Archaeologist Or A Detective.

Amelia Peabody Was Both.

Thirty-one-year-old Victorian gentlewoman, Amelia Peabody has inherited her father's strong will as well as his considerable fortune. On her way to Cairo to indulge her passion for Egyptology, she picks up Evelyn Barton-Forbes as a traveling companion. Evelyn has a tarnished past, but both she and Amelia believe that it won't come back to haunt her. That belief is shattered when Evelyn is attacked by a walking, homicidal mummy.

Amelia enlists the aid of Radcliff Emerson, a prominent Egyptologist, to help unravel the plot against her friend and decipher the clues left by the mummy. Between grave digging and academic sparring, she manages to save his life. But with the threat of an ancient curse closing in, Amelia must resort to outrageous methods to prevent the mummy from making corpses of them all.

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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
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A cadre of powerful Massachusetts politicians offers Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro big money for a small job: find the missing cleaning woman who allegedly stole confidential Statehouse documents. But there's much more to this crime than anyone realizes. What the woman was really after was justice -- and out on the Boston streets, the truth can turn stark and ugly...

This is it: the novel that introduces the newest sensation in detective fiction, Dennis Lehane, and a couple of gritty private investigators who grew up and grew tough in blue-collar Dorchester. Kenzie and Gennaro have opened their own agency from the belfry of a Boston church-and all manner of unholiness is crossing their threshold. Like it or not, they're headed for a deadly crossfire in a case that's not just about right and wrong -it's all-out war.

Here is the original--the gripping, utterly addictive book that gained an instant audience for its brilliant young author and his unforgettable heroes.

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The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin
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When this creepy-crawly suspense tale was originally published in the UK last year, the London Times called it "a classy potboiler . . . in the best traditions of Dickens and Collins (let alone Christie and Chandler)." There may be just a touch of hyperbole there, but the novel is certainly worthy of praise. The atmosphere is first-rate: Martin does a stunning job of bringing to life the era when steam locomotives chugged from London through the British countryside. And he intensifies by giving his hero, Jim Stringer, a job on one of those trains--not just any train but the one that carries bodies from London to burial on the city's outskirts. A refugee from the poverty of Yorkshire, Jim had been reduced to cleaning women's lavatories in railway stations before getting his big break and landing on the Necropolis Railway, where he endures hostile coworkers and working conditions only slightly better than those in the toilets. Even worse is his growing suspicion that a former worker may have met with foul play. The lurid tone and Jim's growing uneasiness lead to a supremely scary climax.

This is the first Jim Springer mystery.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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Voted! Will read this one whether it wins or not! May read one of the others as well. One of them I will not read, even if it wins.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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I went with The Necropolis Railway. I'd also be happy with Crocodile on the Sandbank, but I hope the Lehane doesn't win because we just had a book by him win a few months ago.
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to everything you just said .
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Aside from being the most interesting, Necropolis Railway is by far the cheapest option, at $2.90 at both Amazon and Kobo; Kobo coupons will also take a bite out of that.
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Crocodile on the Sandbank is part of the Amelia Peabody Omnibus I picked up back in April for a whopping $1.31 (for 4 books). It got my vote.
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Crocodile on the Sandbank is part of the Amelia Peabody Omnibus I picked up back in April for a whopping $1.31 (for 4 books). It got my vote.
I also bought this wonderful deal so it got my vote.
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Yes, but what does Crocodile cost now? Railway was free at Kobo a couple of weeks ago, but even those who missed it won't be much out of pocket!
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Lehane and Crocodile are available through Overdrive libraries. Necropolis isn't.
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I've voted. All three sound interesting.

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Yes, but what does Crocodile cost now? Railway was free at Kobo a couple of weeks ago, but even those who missed it won't be much out of pocket!
diesel eBook Store has Crocodile on the Sandbank for $5.54 in ePub.

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