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Summary

She delivers mail by day and solves mysteries by night. But when a hurricane reveals a dead body, will her first case be her last?

Elizabeth "Stitch" Stitchway dreams of becoming a private investigator, but she remains stuck in her mail carrier day job. When a freak hurricane tosses her and her truck into fast-moving waters, a mysterious stranger is her only saving grace. But after a dead body bubbles to the surface, her raw PI instincts aren't sure if her savior is a witness or a suspect.

When Stitch starts to receive letters from her protector, she dives headfirst into a murder investigation. As she searches for clues, the mystery man asks her for help at the expense of her postal responsibilities. But will trusting the suspect make her the next victim?

The Mailbox is a PI murder mystery filled with clever twists and turns. If you like smart female investigators, puzzling plots, and pause-resisting surprises, then you'll love Mary Jane Forbes' parcel of thrills. 

Buy The Mailbox to unwrap a package of suspense today!

©2010 Mary Jane Forbes (P)2019 Mary Jane Forbes

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Brilliant book

Brilliant storyline enjoyed this audio book very much Love every minute for the storyline Must buy

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I enjoyed this book. Mainly because it was an unusual story, you don't get mail cozy mysteries where the main character is a post woman. The mystery was good and it kept you wondering if Elizabeth should be trusting the stranger or not, which kept me listening. The story did have a number of points of view so you were left wondering which character was talking- I think it was to add tension to the story and make you think something else was going on and all the characters did talk to themselves a lot but other than that I did enjoy it. Elizabeth was very bubbly and knew everybody by name making her great for becoming a private investigator, if a little bit naive and trusting. Elizabeth wants to deliver the last of her post before a hurricane hits. Unfortunately mother nature has other plans and blows her and her van into a fast flowing river. While Elizabeth struggles to save the last of her packages a stranger saves her life by dragging her out of the water, only to dive back in when another body hits the side of the van. This person wasn't so lucky and before Elizabeth can catch her breath a thank the stranger he disappears. The only clue as to who helped her is from the message he leaves in an empty mail box apologizing for leaving her with the police. Elizabeth has always wanted to become a private detective and now she gets her very first case to investigate. Who is the mystery man and who killed the woman found in the river? I liked the narrator, as I said Elizabeth is a very bubbly character and the narrator does a good job portraying that fact. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Troublemer(tammy hovey)
  • 21-05-20

Cute

This was a cute and very entertaining book. This is a mail lady and a going to be private eye. Elizabeith Stitchway is on her route during a hurricane warning. She almost finishes but she has a mishap with her mail truck. She then finds a body and then starts her adventure. This is the first book i have read by this author. It was cute and entertaining. I will definitely like to read more in this series. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. The narrator did a great job with the voices.

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  • Beatrice
  • 03-01-20

Not for me

I had a difficult time getting through this book. The characters were unrealistic and undeveloped. I don't know of any postal worker who would risk their life to deliver mail when a hurricane was coming. That doesn't make sense. And, unfortunately Elizabeth doesn't get better. She is incredibly immature and not believable as a private investigator in training, because, I'm sure she would realize that she is putting her future in danger by taking a case without supervision or a license. I also seriously doubt that a police detective would work with and actively involve an aspiring P. I. who has no formal training. Also, $1000 bills are very rare and have not been in circulation for decades. These are a few examples of the inconsistencies in the book that made me wonder if it went through the editing process. On the plus side, Ginger White does a very good job performing this book. She provided a different voices for all of the characters. She really did a great job with this book and made it bearable to listen to. This book was given to me for free in exchange for an unbiased review,

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  • Cynt
  • 21-08-20

Pretty good

The narrator was pretty good. The story seemed "typical" so I was definitely surprised in the end.