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Devil's Breath
by G. M. Malliet


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Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees with her critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former-spy-turned-cleric Father Max Tudor.

In The Haunted Season, Father Max Tudor s former life as an MI5 agent has caught up with him, threatening his newfound happiness with Awena and baby son Owen.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees with her critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former-spy-turned-cleric Father Max Tudor.

In The Haunted Season, Father Max Tudor s former life as an MI5 agent has caught up with him, threatening his newfound happiness with Awena and baby son Owen. Realizing there is no escape from his past, Max, with his bishop s tacit permission, has offered his services on an as-needed basis.

Max receives the call for help when the body of glamorous film star Margot Browne washes ashore. George tells Max his former colleague Patrice Logan, now heavily pregnant, has asked Five for help particularly, Max s help.

It s a perfect closed circle murder since victim Margot must have been killed by one of the group of actors, stylists, scriptwriters, and second-tier royalty aboard. Patrice suspects the yacht s owner, a playboy film director she s been keeping tabs on for smuggling, but Max isn t so sure. Max and DCI Cotton interview the suspects as they loll about one of the luxury hotels dotting the waterfront. Tipped by the playboy director, Max uncovers the truth about the star s life and death. But would Margot kill or be killed to keep her lurid past in the past?

Max s investigation uncovers a host of motives but only one killer: it seems Margot is not the only person on board with a secret they d kill to keep.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250092786
  • ISBN-10: 1250092787
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 304

Series: Max Tudor Mysteries

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Cozy
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Traditional

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Agatha Awardwinner Malliet abandons subtlety in her middling sixth Max Tudor mystery (after 2015s The Haunted Season). Maxs friend on the local police force, Detective Chief Inspector Cotton, views the cleric-cum-detective as an extraordinary man of seemingly endless patience, knowledge, integrity, and bravery. And in keeping with the now larger-than-life qualities of the lead, the recipes of Maxs cookbook-author wife are being used at Buckingham Palace. Max looks into the death of an aging movie star named Margot Browne (not the only heavy-handed All About Eve reference), who was a guest on the yacht of a big-time film director. The case offers a classic golden age setup, but unfortunately Maxs sleuthing skills arent at their best. At one point, after learning that Margots corpse, recovered from the waters off Monkslip-super-Mare, bore strangulation marks, he still, bafflingly, speculates that she may have been accidentally poisoned and her body dumped overboard to cover up the mishap. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary. (Apr.)

 
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