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Wicked Autumn (Max Tudor Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

A classic

If you are a collector of first editions, you'll want to try to order this book the minute it becomes available. It is the traditional village mystery at its best--an intelligent cozy both men and women should enjoy. Clever, witty, smart. Believe what you've heard: This...
If you are a collector of first editions, you'll want to try to order this book the minute it becomes available. It is the traditional village mystery at its best--an intelligent cozy both men and women should enjoy. Clever, witty, smart. Believe what you've heard: This one will be around for a long time. This is a review of an Advance Review Copy of the book. Recommended for fans of Louise Penny.

posted by mystery_fan on September 8, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

I was curious about this series...

...and I'm glad that I gave this one a chance.

It is multiple characters within a small village whose vicar is a former MI5 agent. Its a village in which the Vicar feels that no evil could intrude. But it does. A murder is committed.

It's interesting in how it is ...
...and I'm glad that I gave this one a chance.

It is multiple characters within a small village whose vicar is a former MI5 agent. Its a village in which the Vicar feels that no evil could intrude. But it does. A murder is committed.

It's interesting in how it is written.

You follow the vicar as he visits each of the more prominent citizens within the village and you get to know them. You are almost in the Vicar's thoughts as he contemplates every meeting and word spoken. And as he sips each cup of tea, he starts to see how someone could fathom so much hate for a person and it leads to "MURDER."

I think this is a great introduction to the villagers and a Vicar and the mystery that could lie ahead for them in each new book. I will definitely look for more in this series.

posted by Michelle1948 on February 15, 2012

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    I was curious about this series...

    ...and I'm glad that I gave this one a chance.

    It is multiple characters within a small village whose vicar is a former MI5 agent. Its a village in which the Vicar feels that no evil could intrude. But it does. A murder is committed.

    It's interesting in how it is written.

    You follow the vicar as he visits each of the more prominent citizens within the village and you get to know them. You are almost in the Vicar's thoughts as he contemplates every meeting and word spoken. And as he sips each cup of tea, he starts to see how someone could fathom so much hate for a person and it leads to "MURDER."

    I think this is a great introduction to the villagers and a Vicar and the mystery that could lie ahead for them in each new book. I will definitely look for more in this series.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    I was so excited to read this book because of the great reviews.

    I was so excited to read this book because of the great reviews. This was just ok for me. The characters were bland and the story was flat. It could have been so good because it had all of the elements of a good cozy. Small English village - cast of town characters - a Fall Fair -- and a murder. Instead of interlacing clues through good character development and plot twists and turns the author described unnecessary things in detail. At times I found myself skimming thru a long boring room description in order to move the story forward. The story seemed to be more about the Fayre (the Fall Fair) than the murder. The murder victim fell flat and I found myself not caring who killed her. And as a matter of fact I think I read more descriptions of rooms and clothing than I did about murder clues. I did read the entire book because I wanted to give this book a chance. I'm not sure if I'll read the next book in this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    RECOMMENDED-light but keeps your interest

    I found the book entertaining enough to keep my interest but not dark & heavy reading. Reminded me of a 40's murder mystery movie, which I've always enjoyed. There was enough backround information on the characters to make them realistic. This was the first time I've read G.M. Malliet, but would definetly read other books by the same author based on this one. If you enjoy a (dare I say) light murder mystery, pick this one up.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Liked it very much

    It would be fun to live in their village, likeable people, mystery with a twist, a real surprise at the end.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2015

    Malliet's novel quickly ends with all the problems solved and th

    Malliet's novel quickly ends with all the problems solved and the local residents returning to customary habits. This novel reminded me of the Grantchester series on PBS, but the time period differs. Nether Monkslip is a bucolic community in England, with a retired MI5 agent tending to the religion of his flock. Amid the joyous celebration for the beginning of autumn, a local woman dies under suspicious circumstances. Max and Detective Chief Inspector Cotton struggle to find the killer before another person dies. The local people are friendly, but guarded, and Max and Cotton misread the clues. Malliet writes a cozy mystery which omits graphic scenes of death. Max presents his reason for the change in profession, and drops a little sermon to the reader.

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    Posted February 24, 2012

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    Posted December 11, 2011

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