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|7 Audio CDs||Tue Sep 27 00:00:00 UTC 2011||34.99||24.99||9781611204377||Add to Cart|
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Part 1 of the Max Tudor Novels series.
Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold's in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. But this new-found 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. As the investigation unfolds, Max becomes more intricately involved. Memories he'd rather not revisit are stirred, evoking the demons from the past which led him to Nether Monkslip.
One of the best of 2011. Starred review. "Agatha Award–winning author Malliet (Death of a Cozy Writer) debuts a superb new series... You’ll marvel at the author’s low-key humor and crystal-clear depictions of small-town life... Malliet, like Louise Penny, brings a contemporary freshness to the traditional mystery." - Library Journal
Starred Review. "Malliet has mastered the delights of the cozy mystery so completely that she seems to be channeling Agatha Christie...with a hero who adds sex appeal to the mix...includes snippets of ironic humor...making the story even more delicious...winning..." - Booklist
Starred Review. "...funny...just the right pacing for the humor, and the witty dialog is nothing short of miraculous...Well done and fun." - SoundCommentary.com
"executed in high style and with good humor." - New York Times
"[an] appealing first in a new cozy series...action builds to a tense confrontation...Readers will look forward to seeing more of the Rev. Tudor." - Publishers Weekly
"For readers who relish a traditional mystery with a satiric edge, perfect for a cozy fireside read, try G.M. Malliet's Wicked Autumn." - Boston Globe
"...an authentic village mystery that also pokes fun at the conventions...Malliet deftly juggles all of her characters...the murder plot here is quite devious and the motive quite evil...The author provides a story that works on several levels, including the pleasure of a visit to a traditional English village." - January Magazine
"A superb novel! Filled with humor and insight, G.M. Malliet creates a fabulous setting in Nether Monkslip and a great series hero in Father Max Tudor. Rarely have I read descriptions that have left me gasping, in both their hilarity and their painful truth. A wonderful read." - Louise Penny, Agatha award-winning author of the Armand Gamache mysteries
"One of the most delightful English village mysteries I've read since Agatha Christie stopped writing about Saint Mary Mead. G.M. Malliet's sly allusions to both Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot will make Christie fans chuckle, but Nether Monkslip is no village that time forgot - not with its new age citizenry and a vicar who's a dishy ex-MI5. Highly recommended." - Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha winner, author of Christmas Mourning
"A contemporary and deliciously wicked homage to Agatha Christie's village mysteries, with an equally delicious hero who is infinitely sexier than Miss Marple. Once readers meet handsome, intelligent, witty MI5 spy-turned-Anglican priest Max Tudor, they'll be searching their maps for the village of Nether Monkslip!" - Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of Necessary as Blood
"Hugely funny, exquisitely well written, Wicked Autumn is 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 Soldier