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Murderer's Vanity (Amos Lee Mappin Mystery #5)

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Title:Murderer's Vanity (Amos Lee Mappin Mystery #5)
Footner, Hulbert   
(26 of 50 for author by title)
The Nation's Missing Guest (Amos Lee Mappin Mystery #4)
The Murder of a Bad Man
Published:   1940
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, mystery, Amos Lee Mappin (Fictional character)

Hulbert Footner has created an excellent character in Lee Mappin, amateur criminologist, user of snuff, author of books on the psychology of crime, and man-about-town in a quiet way. In this story Lee receives a series of notes from a Mr. X. about a perfect crime he intends to commit, and which, in fact, he does commit. The running to earth of Mr. X. makes a grand story, full of startling incidents and dramatic suspense....from dustjacket 1941 edition. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:206 Info

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Hulbert Footner (1879–1944) was a Canadian writer of non-fiction and detective fiction.

His most successful creation was the beautiful and brilliant Madame Rosika Storey and her plain assistant who explains the evolving solutions to her boss’ cases. His Madame Storey mysteries fit the flapping 1920s like the long lizard gloves that graced her arms and did well supporting his traveling family’s lifestyle. His Rosika Storey cases appeared in Argosy All-Story Weekly every year from 1922 through 1935.--Wikipedia.

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