Wicked Autumn (Max Tudor Series #1)

Wicked Autumn (Max Tudor Series #1)

by G. M. Malliet
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Wicked Autumn 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
mystery_fan More than 1 year ago
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.
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
...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.
nancydrew123 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SolverFan More than 1 year ago
The hours you spend with the suspicious denizens of this English village will be rewarding. The book is a treat for those who like cozies, wit, and character development. I will definitely look for and buy the next G. M. Malliet.
ogd More than 1 year ago
would recommend this book for a quiet evenings read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are great, lots of quirks, and the village life detail is very authentic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mild-mannered mystery set in English village, a fun read that plays fair with its clues.
ishgh More than 1 year ago
It would be fun to live in their village, likeable people, mystery with a twist, a real surprise at the end.
BWT More than 1 year ago
Too long winded. Terrible in Nook format, missing text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll read another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminded me somewhat of the Mitford novels. Quaint English village, wise bachelor vicar, colorful and very human villagers. Beautifully written. A good mystery with a twisty and satisying ending.
Mimi_We More than 1 year ago
This was not as good as I had hoped it to be. I am only giving it 2 stars, which I usually do not do. The book kept my interest, but I felt that it was too much information for one novel! Max was a likable MC, but it had too much talk about MI5, his first career in life. It took too long to find a dead person and I almost gave up on the book. But I persisted and it did get better. But all in all, it took way to long to get to the person who dun it! Thanks to Max the police were able to find the killer, but if not for Max, they would still be looking for him, in other books in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow read but free of grafics plus a little preaching
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Delphimo More than 1 year ago
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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This book was so boring I had a hard time getting through it . It just went on and on and on. I skimmed the last 75 pages to get it over and done with and find out who the murderer was.
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Tedious and poorly written. Don't bother reading!
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JaynaM More than 1 year ago
Made it to about page 67 and gave up. Turgid, overdone writing style - a very poor imitation of Simon Brett.