Search Results: "G.M. Malliet"


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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE BUM'S RUSH by G.M. Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 1997

"Both plots go flat in the end, but Ford's way with dialogue and characters—he's well on his way to becoming the Raymond Chandler of Seattle—may keep you from noticing. (Author tour)"
A hunt through Seattle's darkest neighborhoods for Ralph Batista, one of the Irregulars who helps shamus Leo Waterman solve cases and put away booze, leads not only to sozzled Ralph, but to an unexpectedly helpful ally: savvy streetperson Selena Dunlap, who tells Leo where Ralph is likely to be staying, stands up to a police grilling when the Irregulars' rescue mission turns irregular, and casually mentions that she's the mother of Lukkas Terry, the rocker who'd been on top of the world until the cops found him with a needle sticking out of his arm. 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 >

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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 >