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A Fatal Winter

Malliet, G. M. (Book - 2012 )
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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.
Authors: Malliet, G. M., 1951-
Title: A fatal winter
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvii, 364 p. :,map ;,22 cm
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Map on endpapers
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 1250018250
9781250018250
0312647972
9780312647971
Statement of Responsibility: G.M. Malliet
Subject Headings: Murder Investigation Fiction Vicars, Parochial England Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Murder
Vicars, Parochial
LCCN: 2012035879
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superb writing! wonderful use of vocabulary a mixture of Agatha Christie, Janet Evonovich and Ernest Hemmingway. Delightful and delicious!

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KIRKUS REVIEW https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/gm-malliet/fatal-winter/ 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. Traveling back to his home in Nether Monkslip, Anglican priest Max Tudor finds himself stuck in a train compartment with Lady Baynard of Chedrow Castle and having rather unpriestly thoughts of annoyance and impatience. Unfortunately, Max is soon summoned to Chedrow Castle by DCI Cotton, of the Monkslip-super-Mare police, who eagerly seeks Max’s MI5 experience to investigate at the castle when Lady Baynard’s brother and titleholder, Lord Footrustle, is murdered. It being the holidays, the castle is brimming with familial suspects whose loss will doubtless also be their pecuniary gain. Soon after his arrival, Lady Baynard’s body is found. Now, the pressure is on Max to determine who most profited from the deaths of the brother and sister. Some relatives, including Lord Footrustle’s daughter, Jocasta, and his former wife, Gwynyth, seem too out of touch with reality to be complicit in the deaths. By contrast, adopted granddaughter Lamorna’s quiet snooping and religious moralizing send her to the top of Max’s suspect list. DCI Cotton implores Max to find the murderer lest any other lives be lost. Max, however, is distracted by thoughts of his dear friend Awena Owen, whose assistance he can’t help but desire, though he’s becoming aware that his thoughts about her amount to more than just thoughts. The handsome priest-turned-detective hero who debuted in Wicked Autumn (2011) nearly meets his match in a suspect list that rivals the telephone directory.

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If she had hopped for a stronger reaction or more disapproving reaction from Father Max, as the villagers called him, she was disappointed P.9.

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