A Fatal Winter (Paperback)

A Max Tudor Novel

By G. M. Malliet

Minotaur Books, 9781250029041, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

"There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that." —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

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.



About the Author

G. M. MALLIET's Death of a Cozy Writer received the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Kirkus Reviews. It went on to earn nominations for Anthony, Macavity, and Left Coast Crime awards. The first books in the Max Tudor series—Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, Pagan Spring, and A Demon Summer—also were nominated for the Agatha Award. She and her husband live in Virginia and travel frequently to the UK, the setting for many of her stories.


Praise For A Fatal Winter: A Max Tudor Novel

“Agatha Christie fans will relish [this] delicious novel.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) 

“There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times, on Wicked Autumn

“Malliet has mastered the delights of the cozy mystery so completely that she seems to be channeling Agatha Christie.” —Booklist (starred) on Wicked Autumn

“Malliet, like Louise Penny, brings a contemporary freshness to the traditional mystery.” —Library Journal (starred) on Wicked Autumn

“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, author of A Trick of the Light


“If you love traditional mysteries you'll enjoy Wicked Autumn... It's a classic, and one almost any reader will enjoy.” —Charlaine Harris, author of the True Blood series, on Wicked Autumn

“A tongue-in-cheek village mystery to be savored.” —Julia Spencer-Fleming on Wicked Autumn