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A Fatal Winter

A Fatal Winter

A Max Tudor Novel

A Max Tudor Novel (Volume 2)

G. M. Malliet

Minotaur Books

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"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.

Agatha Awards - Nominee

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CHAPTER 1
Ticket to Ride


DECEMBER 13—MORNING
Max Tudor, returning to Nether Monkslip from a routine mission on a bitterly cold but beautiful December day, was not to know he would be pulled into the...

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Praise for A Fatal Winter

“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

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Priestly duties fall by the wayside when Max Tudor must investigate what appears to be a murder in an upper-crust family living in a local castle. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

G. M. Malliet

Winner of the Agatha Award for Death of a Cozy Writer, G. M. MALLIET attended Oxford University and holds a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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