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Death of a Cozy Writer - G.M. Malliet
Death of a Cozy Writer
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Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch... show more
Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow – a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet... who was once suspected of murdering her husband.Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset – least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead? Death of a Cozy Writer was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008, nominated for a Left Coast Crime award (the Hawaii Five-O for best police procedural), short-listed for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery, nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the David G. Sasher, Sr. Award for Best Mystery Novel. G.M. Malliet's Death of a Cozy Writer won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel and a silver medal for the IPPY awards in the category of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780738712482 (0738712485)
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
Series: A St. Just Mystery (#1)
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
1.0 Death of a Cozy Writer - Apr. 10 - DNF at p. 119
I've been wanting to read this since I first saw the title. A mystery concerning the death of a cozy writer? Sign me up! I did not check this out from the library for a time though, because you have to request it and have it waiting for you. So it languished on my list until I stumbled upon the titl...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.5
It's exactly what the title says. It's also a light and pleasant entertainment, worth the eyeblinks. I don't think I'll pursue the series unless the second one falls in my lap somehow. But many a cozy reader will lap this up! Find out why at http://tinyurl.com/m2mtbnf
Readz
Readz rated it
1.0 Death of a Cozy Writer
Boring. Couldn't get into any of the characters or the story.
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0
Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Description: From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a ...
Much About Books
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3.0 Death of a Cozy Writer (St. Just Mystery Series #1)
3-3.5 starsI'd rate this book higher, but I considered it a "cheat". The author withheld valuable clues from the reader or presented clues (such as old photos) that the reader couldn't see and weren't described fully, so there was no way to truly solve this mystery. The readers have to sit back and ...
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