Books by G.M. Malliet

WEYCOMBE by G.M. Malliet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2017

"The self-referential witticisms give the tale a very slow start; the windup reads like Gone Girl on a Train. One thing's for sure: Malliet has departed sharply in setting and style from the bucolic world of the Max Tudor novels (Devil's Breath, 2017, etc.)."
The rich are indeed different from you and me: they're better at hiding their secrets. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S BREATH by G.M. Malliet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Though dedicated readers may miss local favorites (The Haunted Season, 2015, etc.), it's great to see the return of Malliet's wit in a high-seas whodunit that deftly skewers the Hollywood high life."
A former MI5 agent who's taken Holy Orders is recruited to investigate a murder on the high seas that's brought Hollywood to the English coast. Read full book review >
THE HAUNTED SEASON by G.M. Malliet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Uneven tone, voice, and pacing don't seriously hamper Malliet's enjoyable blend of whimsy and homicide. "
At least one head rolls in clergyman/detective Max Tudor's fifth seasonally themed case. Read full book review >
PAGAN SPRING by G.M. Malliet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-told tale whose greatest beauty, its charming cast of characters, binds together two generations."
A small English town can't stop talking about the murder of a dislikable newcomer, which the hunky vicar is responsible for investigating. Read full book review >
A FATAL WINTER by G.M. Malliet
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The handsome priest-turned-detective hero who debuted in Wicked Autumn (2011) nearly meets his match in a suspect list that rivals the telephone directory."
Priestly duties fall by the wayside when Max Tudor must investigate what appears to be a murder in an upper-crust family living in a local castle. Read full book review >
WICKED AUTUMN by G.M. Malliet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Another meandering whodunit where the virtuous are rewarded and the wicked punished, providing the sort of comfort a quintessential cozy can offer."
Max Tudor has left MI5 for a quieter life in the countryside of Nether Monkslip. Now the vicar in the small town, Max is living the restful, routine life he's dreamed of until this year's Harvest Fayre goes terribly wrong. Max is one of two people to discover the body of Wanda Batton-Smythe, Head of the Women's Institute of Nether Monkslip, dead of an apparent allergic reaction. DCI Cotton, assigned to the case, is happy to have Max's help in investigating, since both men suspect foul play. The leading question in Wanda's mysterious death is who isn't a suspect, for the pushy and forceful community leader could've counted most townspeople as enemies. As expected, Malliet (Death and the Lit Chick, 2009, etc.) assembles a quirky cast of characters for Max to interview, including passive local knitter Lily Iverson, Wanda's shell of a husband Major Batton-Smythe and local New Age guru Awena Owen, Max's close friend. As the personalities drive the action, Max slowly unravels the events that led to Wanda's untimely demise. Read full book review >
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK by G.M. Malliet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"A step down from Malliet's bright debut, but still an entertaining diversion."
Mystery authors, agents and their ilk become suspects in a mystery of their own. Read full book review >
DEATH OF A COZY WRITER by G.M. Malliet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Malliet's debut combines devices from Christie and Clue to keep you guessing until the dramatic denouement."
Detective Chief Inspector St. Just finds himself with a pretty puzzle when a father and son are murdered in a snow-shrouded Cambridgeshire manor house. Read full book review >