This Month’s Freebie: Murder in Stained Glass

November’s free book is a real vintage detective story, first published in 1939 and set in New York City — Murder in Stained Glass by Margaret Armstrong.

It’s got a 4.3 out of 5 star rating, and the blurb promises a classic mystery treat:

“Meet Miss Trumbull, a stout talkative New Yorker with perfect manners and a passion for sleuthing. When the remains of temperamental artist, Frederick Ullathorne, are found in his own fiery kiln it looks like a ghastly murder has been committed. But with only a few bones as evidence the local police are getting nowhere fast. Can Miss Trumbull pick up the clues that the police are missing? Or will her interfering get her into trouble in more ways than one?”

The Kindle edition is free at the time of this writing, and it’s the first in a group of three by Ms. Armstrong. Her name was new to me, but according to Wikipedia she was a prolific visual artist who made a career in designing Art Nouveau book covers and had written several nonfiction volumes before penning her first mystery novel.

This one looks like a fun read for the cold rainy weather we’ve got coming up. Pick up your free copy here. If you finish it before I do, let me know what you think!

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