This lovely review of A FATAL WINTER. Thank you! (Wish I were there to enjoy the sunshine and get in a little snorkeling time!) http://staugnews.com/the-hero-from-wicked-autumn-is-back/
They have gone for the whimsical look with these books, which I love. That is Max's dog Thea on the cover of WICKED AUTUMN. I predict she will be pleased by her starring role. Both books are available for pre-order now.
Agatha Award nominees were announced a couple of days ago. I am SO very happy to be able to tell you that A FATAL WINTER is nominated for best novel of 2012! Winners will be announced in early May at the Malice Domestic conference.
See the full list of nominees here.
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
A nice review of A FATAL WINTER appears in the latest Crimespree Magazine (Issue 49):
"Well crafted and entertaining, this is a superb winter read."
Thank you very much, Crimespree!
I am so happy to announce that A FATAL WINTER is a Library Journal pick as one of the best mysteries of 2012. "Malliet's artfully plotted puzzler subtly dazzles with its sly humor and astute observations."
Below is the entire list of five books. Congratulations, fellow authors--I know you're as thrilled as I am!
Box, C.J. Force of Nature: A Joe Pickett Novel. Putnam.
Locke, Attica. The Cutting Season. Harper: HarperCollins.
Malliet, G.M. A Fatal Winter: A Max Tudor Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s.
May, Peter. The Black House. SilverOak: Sterling.
Tursten, Helene. Night Rounds: An Inspector Irene Huss Investigation. Soho Crime. tr. from Swedish by Laura A. Wideburg.
"Agatha Christie fans will relish Malliet’s delicious second Max Tudor novel." Thank you, Publishers Weekly! Read the full review...
A FATAL WINTER is now available for pre-order wherever you buy books. (See the links to various sellers on Max Tudor's new Facebook page--you can read an excerpt of WICKED AUTUMN while you're there.) The book will ship starting in October.
And, WICKED AUTUMN, the first Max Tudor book, is now available in paperback. You don't have to read the books in order but it does help you to get to know the characters. (Sorry, but with this series, it's really unavoidable--otherwise I would have to repeat myself too much each time.)
[P.S.: The August 10 issue of Publishers Weekly carries an interview by Lenny Picker: "Cozy Fan Tudor: PW Talks with G.M. Malliet--G.M. Malliet channels Agatha Christie in her second mystery featuring Anglican priest Max Tudor, A Fatal Winter." Subscriber access via this link.]
I learned last week, in a lovely surprise, that the second Max Tudor mystery, A FATAL WINTER, will be a featured alternate selection in the Mystery Guild's holiday catalog.
There is a Part II to this news, but I'm supposed to keep quiet about that until it has been officially announced(!)
And here's the description, below (I've taken this from the Amazon.com site).
You will notice my publisher is anxious to emphasize that Max Tudor is a non-celibate priest. Apparently there is some confusion over this with some readers and it is best to explain all that up front. Anglican (or in the U.S., Episcopal) priests do not take vows of chastity. Max is free to follow his heart, and in A FATAL WINTER, he does:
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
"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.
Max Tudor's second adventure is now available for preorder, wherever you prefer to shop: Online, in bookstores--and don't forget the beloved independent bookstores. Here are the ISBNs that officially identify the book for booksellers:
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-312-64797-1
E-book ISBN: 978-1-250-01825-0
The book cover is coming soon and I'll post it here. It is a knockout.
.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries and the Max Tudor series. Also the author of the standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE. All books available everywhere and in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.