The Haunted Season

The Haunted Season

eBook - 2015
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Max Tudor must contend with his new role as a father as well as a murder all too close to home in Nether Monkslip in the next installment in G. M. Malliet's wildly popular seriesAgatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, and Pagan Spring, the critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former-spy-turned-cleric Father Max Tudor. Hailed as "wittier than Louise Penny, lighter than Tana French, smarter than Deborah Crombie" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), Malliet is a top-notch writer whose work gets better with each book.Something sinister is stirring at Totleigh Hall, the showcase of the English village of Nether Monkslip. Usually, the Lord and Lady of the manor are absent&́#x1b;p04high tax rates, it is murmured with more than a trace of envy, force them to live on the continent for most of the year. But Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a return to the good old days, when the lord of the manor sprinkled benefits across the village like fairy dust. Father Max Tudor's invitation to dinner at the Hall comes as a welcome novelty; it will be his first time meeting the famous family that once held sway in the area. But before he has time to starch his clerical collar and organize a babysitter, a sudden and suspicious death intervenes, and the handsome vicar's talent for sorting through clues to a murder is once again called into play in this charming and clever novel.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified : St. Martin's Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781250021434
125002143X
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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dinorben
Jan 27, 2016

On the whole I have enjoyed the Max Tudor series. The characters are interesting and the plots well devised. What I have found really irritating throughout the series are the ridiculously OTT names the author has given the aristocracy in all her books, while choosing more normal names for lesser characters. There were also some cringeworthy spelling errors which are down to editing I would think (or hope). Good reads but fairly forgettable.

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