Shabby Sunday: Cinderella (Matthew Hope #6) by Ed McBain – 1986


Shabby Sunday

I have a lot of old vintage books and one of my plans when I first started blogging was to do a post every week or so that shared one of my cherished vintage books. Then I thought that maybe there might be other book bloggers out there that have some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share. I decided to start a weekly meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? Please feel free to participate. Feel free to use the picture I’ve provided if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me so that I can see the book you’re sharing.

Today’s Shabby Share is:

Cinderella (Matthew Hope #6)




Private detective Otto Samalson sees the tail—a black Toronado he can’t shake. One dark window rolls down, exposing the barrel of a gun, and the detective is dead.

Otto had already known his days were numbered and said as much to his friend, attorney Matthew Hope. Having hired Otto to watch a cheating husband for a client, Matthew is now left with only Otto’s tape recorder, filled with proof of an affair. But could the evidence lead to something larger, something that would drive a man to kill?

Meanwhile, a mysterious woman is on the run, her face and name unknown to all except two stepsisters who couldn’t care less if a violent pair of Cubans got their hands on her. If Matthew can decipher the clues in Otto’s evidence, there’s a chance he could reach the girl first and save her life.

A chilling addition to the Matthew Hope series from Ed McBain, Cinderella is the tale of a woman known by many names and the men who will do anything to find her. – Goodreads

My Thoughts:

I went to this amazing book sale last year and picked up a beautiful large stack of vintage hardcover books for right around .50 cents a piece–all of them mysteries that I’d never read. This one is the 6th novel in the Matthew Hope series.


I went on Goodreads to add them all to my reading list and a few of my friends left some positive comments on the series. I haven’t read any of them yet, and the list is long, but I’m hoping to get into some of these this year. I’m not sure if these need to be read in order or not, but I don’t have all of them anyway. I’m missing three in the series. I figure I can find them at my library if I need to fit a few in.


This version is a hardcover which does have its dust jacket. It’s from 1986 and published by Henry Hold and Company.



It’s in excellent condition with beautiful crisp pages.


You can find this edition on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Series: Matthew Hope (Book 6)
  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (April 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030049598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030049590

Thanks for visiting Shabby Sunday! Have you read any Ed McBain? Do you have any vintage books you’d like to share? Please feel free to comment below or participate in Shabby Sunday if you’d like to!

21 thoughts on “Shabby Sunday: Cinderella (Matthew Hope #6) by Ed McBain – 1986

  1. nnlight

    I love vintage books and this cover is so cool. Did you pay 50 cents for it? A few years ago, I snagged a vintage complete Miss Marple short stories collection (hardcover) for only $2 from a library sale. It’s one of my most treasured books. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Me too! Yes, only .50 cents. You can actually see the price tag on the back cover! I was amazed because I think some of these old hardcovers aren’t easy to find. How awesome you were able to find a vintage copy! I love library sales too. Even $2 is an excellent price when you think about finding a treasure like that. Thanks so much for sharing your story too. 🙂 Hope all is well with you guys. ❤

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    1. Wow! I’ve seen some old ones like that and many times they’re falling apart–from hundreds of reads I’m sure lol. I have so many of those to read still. Not physically, but on my TBR. Thanks for sharing, Teri! 💚

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  2. David R. Dowdy

    I haven’t read Matthew Hope. Reading the inside dust jacket, this reminds me of something Mickey Spillane would have written. I love this genre. Usually, a book like this will take a couple of days to read and keep me interested for months. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Have you read any Ed McBain? I see a lot of mystery lovers who like his books. I really just need to read more mystery. It’s just not a genre a usually pick up. I haven’t read anything by Mickey Spillane, but I just looked up the books on Goodreads! Thanks, David. 💙

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