Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel

Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel

G. M. Malliet

"Hugely humorous, exquisitely good written, a tongue-in-cheek village secret to be savored. G.M. Malliet's arch tone and wry humor make her a author to be treasured."
--Julia Spencer-Fleming, bestselling writer of ONE was once A SOLDIER

Having spent virtually 3 years within the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip, Max Tudor is easily acclimated to his submit as vicar on the church of St. Edwold's. This old fashioned city appears to be like the best new domestic for maximum, who has fled a harrowing prior serving within the British counter-intelligence enterprise, the MI5. Now he has chanced on a degree of peace between city escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and New Agers. yet this serenity is readily shattered while the hugely vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up lifeless on the Harvest Fayre. The loss of life appears like an coincidence, yet Max's education as a former agent kicks in, and earlier than lengthy he suspects foul play.

Max has ministered to the group lengthy adequate to be conversant in alliances and animosities one of the citizens, yet this tragedy confounds him. it really is most unlikely to think someone in his wonderful hamlet able to the crime, and but given the sufferer, he needs to recognize that just about each person on the town had most likely fantasized concerning the bad woman's dying. As Max turns into extra intricately concerned, the research stirs up stories he'd particularly now not revisit; the demons from his prior which led him to Nether Monkslip and explanation why he's so seriously invested in protecting it from damage.

Agatha-award profitable writer G.M. Malliet first gained over the secret neighborhood along with her St. simply trilogy, prompting critics to check her to Golden Age greats like Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. This new sequence, starting with Wicked Autumn, confirms such compliment, serving up the right English village deliciously skewered in a brilliantly smooth model of the conventional drawing room mystery.
One of The Boston Globe's top Mysteries of 2011
One of Library Journal's most sensible secret Books of 2011

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