Last year, Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees with Wicked Autumn, the first mystery featuring her captivating protagonist, Max Tudor, and the small English village of Nether Monkslip.
In A Fatal Winter, Max - Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.
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"Starred Review. Clever deduction and a logical fair-play solution are enhanced by the author's wry humor." - Publishers Weekly
"... This is one gift-wrapped package for cozy lovers and Agatha Christie devotees. But it is also a pretty cheeky cozy, written by someone who knows how to use the conventions and poke fun at them at the same time." - Booklist
"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." - Kirkus
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A Fatal Winter is the second book in the Max Tudor series. The first in the series, Wicked Autumn, is currently nominated for an Agatha Award, and was one of five books shortlisted for the Dilys Award (an award given by booksellers for the book they most enjoyed selling during the previous year).
G.M. Malliet won the Agatha Award for her first St. Just mystery, Death of a Cozy Writer, which initially won the Malice Domestic grant.
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