November 2020: "Blunt Cake" was one of three unranked winners of the Flashwords short story competition at the New England Crimebake conference. See the YouTube video of the winning stories being read aloud. Michele Dorsey was the reader for "Blunt Cake."
October 16-17: Bouchercon 2020 is going virtual this year. I am on a Saturday panel at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time (the use of humor in mysteries) and I will be online the evening before for the Macavity Awards!
August 2020: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazinewill publish my new short story, "The White Star," in an upcoming issue, continuing the adventures of famed amateur sleuth Magdalene Duchateau. Magdalene, a widow, lived in Great Britain between the wars. This marks the fourth Magdalene adventure.
July 16, 2020: "Whiteout", published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, has been nominated for a 2020 MACAVITY Award in the Best Short Story category. Download a pdf of the story.
June 2020: DCI St. Just will return in 2021 with a 4th mystery set in Cornwall. Working title: ST. JUST IN CORNWALL. It's a bit of a play on St. Just's name--in Cornwall there is a village called St. Just in Penwith and it's where my ancestors are from. Thanks so much to all who wrote to ask for more of the adventures of St. Just and Portia. Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group was the agent for this deal with commissioning editor Carl Smith of Severn House in the UK. From Publishers Marketplace: Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet's ST. JUST IN CORNWALL, the fourth book in her St. Just series following DEATH AT THE ALMA MATER, wherein a detective chief inspector, on vacation from his job in Cambridge, simply wants a break from investigating murder—but in an idyllic Cornish village, a storm is brewing, to Carl Smith at Severn House, by Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group (world English).
June 10, 2020: The 7 Max Tudor mysteries appear in Book Riot's roundup of "9 Great British Mystery Series." The list includes P.D. James, Sherry Thomas, Y.S. Lee, Alan Bradley, Agatha Christie, Jacqueline Winspear, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Abir Mukherjee.
January 2020: Film rights to all seven Max Tudor novels are now under option in Hollywood.
(October 22, 2019): WICKED AUTUMN makes the CrimeReads list of nine must-read English village mysteries (Deborah Crombie writing on "The Evolution of the English Village Mystery, After the Golden Age"). Also on the list are Caroline Graham, MC Beaton, Martha Grimes, Elizabeth George, Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill, C.C. Benison, and Alan Bradley.
(January 2019--A note from the author): I am happy to announce I've been able to donate $5000 in royalties from my suspense novel WEYCOMBE - a donation I pledged to the American Red Cross for their hurricane relief efforts. Thanks to all of you who bought a copy of WEYCOMBE or requested it for your local library. You made a difference.
(October 5, 2016):Charlaine Harris tells Goodreads readers the Max Tudor books are among her top five favorite reads: "The Father Max Tudor books are just excellent. G.M. Malliet has crafted the English village of our dreams, with interesting small shops, a variety of inhabitants, and the local priest…who happens to be a former MI5 agent and also very handsome. Who wouldn't want to live in Nether Monkslip? Here's the fly in the ointment: People always die there—in the most unexpected and unpleasant ways. Though Max's personal life is a source of contention (Awena, his beloved, is a pagan), Max's ability to unravel a mystery is superb."
(January 31, 2014): A DEMON SUMMER, the fourth Max Tudor novel, is nominated for a 2015 AGATHA AWARD for best traditional mystery novel.
(June 23, 2014): Death and the Lit Chick (the second St. Just mystery) nominated for an Anthony Award for best audiobook
(November 15, 2012): A FATAL WINTER is selected by Library Journal as one of the best mysteries of 2012: "Malliet's artfully plotted puzzler subtly dazzles with its sly humor and astute observations."
(June 28, 2012): Charlaine Harris, appearing on the NBC's Today show with Janet Evanovich, picks Wicked Autumn as a favorite beach read.
(February 15, 2012): Wicked Autumn is nominated for an Agatha Award for best traditional mystery novel of 2011.
(Winter 2012)Deadly Pleasures magazine includes Wicked Autumn in its list of the best mystery-crime novels of 2011.
(November and December, 2011): Wicked Autumn is chosen by Library Journal as a Best Mystery of 2011. In December Shelf Awareness selects Wicked Autumn for its Reviewer's Choice list of Top Ten Books of 2011. And the Boston Globe lists Wicked Autumn as a Best Crime Novel of 2011.
(December 2011) Murder by the Book (Houston, TX): Wicked Autumn makes the list of their bestselling hardcover books of 2011.
(June 29, 2011): My story "Bookworm" from CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: They Had It Comin' has been nominated for a Macavity Award for best short story.
(June 1, 2010): Death and the Lit Chick nominated for an Anthony Award.
(January 1, 2010): Death at the Alma Mater receives a starred review from Judy Coon at Booklist.
(December 27, 2009): Death at the Alma Mater is a featured book for January at the mystery book club at Barnes and Noble online.
(October 30, 2009): Announcement in Publisher's Marketplace that I will be writing a new series for Thomas Dunne/Minotaur books: "Agatha winner and Anthony/Macavity nominee for DEATH OF A COZY WRITER G.M. Malliet's next two books, featuring an MI5 agent turned Anglican priest who seeks respite from his violent past in an English village, to Karyn Marcus at Thomas Dunne/Minotaur, by Vicky Bijur of the Vicky Bijur Literary Agency."
(Feb. 24, 2009): Death of a Cozy Writerhas been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The award winners (best novel, best first novel, best non-fiction, best short story, and best children's/young adult) will be announced May 2, 2009, at the Malice Domestic awards banquet.