Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet

Hello All!

Wicked Autumn is the first of Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet's books I've had the opportunity to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

For me, it was a combination of a cozy murder mystery and a village story (like the Miss Read stories, which I adore). Max Tudor is a former MI-5 agent turned Anglican priest. He is still adjusting to his new parish of Nether Monkslip when the village's self-appointed organizer of all things, especially the annual Harvest Fayre, Wanda Batton-Smythe is murdered. Many secrets of Nether Monkslip and its residents are brought to light in the process of solving the murder.

This a slow-moving book, taking its time to introduce the reader to the main and minor characters and the village they reside in. I enjoyed getting to know Max Tudor's character especially how he came to the priesthood.

Now that I've met Max Tudor and the residents of Nether Monkslip, I look forward to returning.

Happy Reading!

Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet, Minotaur, 2011, ISBN 9780312646974

This book was sent to me for review by Minatour Publishers; no other compensation was offered or accepted for this review.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, Patti. Been wondering about this name.