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Another re-read, and a book I've been dipping into for most of this month.

From the Blurb:

When the irresistably attractive French convict Gaston Vandeloup escapes to the goldfields of Ballarat, he sets out to meet the remarkable Madame Midas.  Charming, intelligent and forthright, she finds her fortune in Ballarat's fabulous mines and returns to marvellous Melbourne where she lives in magnificent style.  But, in that city of con men and opportunists, her wealth makes her prey to deceit and crime, destined to end in murder ...

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When the suave French convict Gaston Vandeloup escapes to the goldfields of Ballarat, he is destined to meet the remarkable Madame Midas who has made her fortune in Ballarat's fabulous mines.

But her wealth makes her prey to deceit and crime, destined to end in murder! 

Madame Midas is the thrilling companion-piece to Fergus Hume's phenomenally successful The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.

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