Wicked Autumn (A Max Tudor Mystery #1)
“Hugely funny, exquisitely well written, a tongue-in-cheek village mystery to be savored. G.M. Malliet's arch tone and wry humor make her a writer to be treasured.”--Julia Spencer-Fleming, bestselling author of ONE WAS A SOLDIERHaving spent almost three years in the idyllic village of Nether... show more
“Hugely funny, exquisitely well written, a tongue-in-cheek village mystery to be savored. G.M. Malliet's arch tone and wry humor make her a writer to be treasured.”--Julia Spencer-Fleming, bestselling author of ONE WAS A SOLDIERHaving spent almost three years in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip, Max Tudor is well acclimated to his post as vicar at the church of St. Edwold’s. This quaint town seems to be the perfect new home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past serving in the British counter-intelligence agency, the MI5. Now he has found a measure of peace among urban escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and New Agers. But this serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women’s Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max’s training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play. Max has ministered to the community long enough to be familiar with alliances and animosities among the residents, but this tragedy confounds him. It is impossible to believe anyone in his lovely hamlet capable of the crime, and yet given the victim, he must acknowledge that almost everyone in town had probably fantasized about the poor woman’s death. As Max becomes more intricately involved, the investigation stirs up memories he’d rather not revisit; the demons from his past which led him to Nether Monkslip and the reason why he is so heavily invested in keeping it from harm. Agatha-award winning author G.M. Malliet first won over the mystery community with her St. Just trilogy, prompting critics to compare her to Golden Age greats like Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. This new series, beginning with Wicked Autumn, confirms such praise, serving up the perfect English village deliciously skewered in a brilliantly modern version of the traditional drawing room mystery.One of The Boston Globe's Best Mysteries of 2011 One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011
Publish date: August 7th 2012
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: A Max Tudor Mystery (#1)
Book: Wicked Autumn Author: G.M. Malliet Genre: Fiction/Mystery/British Mystery/Small Town Murder/Spy Summary: The first in a delightful series set in the bucolic English hamlet of Nether Monkslip, Wicked Autumn stars a handsome and eligible vicar with a shadowy past as a secret agent. Max Tud...
Author: G.M. Malliet Rating: 3 stars This book suffers from taking-too-long-to-get-to-the-point-itis. It took 70 pages for us to get to the murder. The first chapter started off so strong and then the story just... fizzled for a while. The idea of an ex-MI5 agent becoming disillusioned and chang...
Well, once again, I feel bad. I really should have liked this book. We've got a former spy who turned into an Anglican priest. I have a fondness for Anglican clergy. We've got an eccentric, small British village. I love old-time small British village life. We've got quirky characters galore. I love ...
On the surface, the village of Nether Monkslip is idyllic and peaceful; the perfect place for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. It certainly seemed the perfect escape for Max Tudor, a former MI5 agent, turned vicar after a horrible incident made him question his job and ...
Cute cozy set in an English village. Main character is an Episcopal priest who use to be a Spook. Definitely not as good as Agatha Christie, but certainly an enjoyable read with a nice cup of tea.