Agatha Award-winning author G.M. Malliet is another author I've never met. She and I were at Left Coast Crime at the same time, but I only saw her across the room at a breakfast. She's the author of the St. Just series. But, in 2011, she launched a new traditional mystery series with Wicked Autumn. I have an ARC (advanced reading copy) of that book to give away.
Malliet manages to bring so many elements of the tradtional British village mystery to this book that it makes it a treat. The sleuth, Max Tudor is a former MI5 agent turned Anglican priest. And, it's the day of the village's annual Harvest Fayre when the murder occurs. So, we have the priest as the sleuth, a village fair, and a village full of suspects in a story brought up-to-date by the use of Ebay to sell village products. Wicked Autumn is a fun traditional mystery that celebrates the best of the British mystery.
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I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
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