Search Results: "G.M. Malliet"


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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 >

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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.
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A vicar is charged with investigating a small-town death in this character-driven cozy. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Released: April 26, 1993

A well-written if not wholly successful effort to revive the reputation of G.M. Trevelyan as a historian. Read full book review >

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NAMELESS NIGHT by G.M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Yes, it's the old amnesia gimmick, but Ford (Blown Away, 2007, etc.) is such an ingratiating storyteller that you may well find yourself beguiled."
A virtual sleepwalker for seven years wakes to a murderous reality. Read full book review >

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FURY by G.M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"As for Corso and Meg: they're rooted firmly in an oh-so-familiar tradition—but welcome nonetheless."
Though his performance as a series hero has been way above average, p.i. Read full book review >