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A Fatal Winter (Max Tudor Series #2)

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  • Posted February 2, 2013

    Wonderful cozy mystery!

    Book #2 of this series was very in-depth and descriptive. This made it a bit more of a challenging read ....

    ...but I found it to be engaging and delightful.

    The author digs in deeper to her main character "Father Max." The character himself even describes himself as "father brown." A cool way to pay kudos to the Father Brown mystery series. As a reader, we are learning so much more about Father Max. His history, his parish, and his personality. Father Max is even starting to fall in love.

    The story itself is intriguing. The typical murders at the manor. We learn a lot about all the suspects during individual interviews with the police and Father Max. So the reader is told everything about the suspects until....the very end of the story. The police do things on the side at the end which is wrapped up very nicely once the case is solved.

    I would recommend GM Malliet to all cozy mystery readers.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    I loved this book for so many reasons.  I believe Malliet must b

    I loved this book for so many reasons.  I believe Malliet must be the reincarnation of Agatha Christie and some popular present day satirist/ comedian.  Max Tutor is a handsome Anglican priest who used to be a MI-5 agent. His church is located in the small English village of Nether Monkslip, with all the foibles and characters one would expect to inhabit such a village. But Malliet has updated their thoughts and actions to fit expertly into the twenty-first century. 




    Max is a combination of Hercule Poirot, Father Brown, and Sherlock Holmes.  As an Anglican Priest, his life is further complicated by his 'love interest', the beautiful spiritualist and  town's herbalist.  He is also haunted by the death of his MI-5 partner who had taken Max's place in their last mission together, where Paul was killed.  




    This second in the Father Max Tutor series, ( Wicked Autumn was book one)  finds Max being asked to go to an English Manor house to 'observe' the remaining family gathered there for a Christmas holiday.   The Lord of the manor has been murdered, just before his twin sister died of natural causes.  Of course the family is full of 'characters' that have many idiosyncrasies of their own.  The interactions between these characters is written wonderfully, with stereotypes and additional characteristics that were a feast for this reader!!   AND---the mystery was wonderfully done also.  Never guessed till the end, but the clues had been placed expertly throughout the book !




    I had read book one and enjoyed it very much, but book two was exponentially better. So looking forward to reading Malliet's take on spring and summer with Father Max and more mysteries!! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    After reading Malliet's Wicked Autumn, I knew I would enjoy Fata

    After reading Malliet's Wicked Autumn, I knew I would enjoy Fatal Winter. I was not disappointed.

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    Posted January 25, 2014

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