Wicked Autumn

Wicked Autumn

Large Print - 2012
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Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold's in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. It seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. But his new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max's training kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play. But it is impossible to believe anyone in this lovely village capable of the crime . . .
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012, c2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410444004
1410444007
Branch Call Number: LP MALLI-G
Characteristics: 423 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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The highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre in Nether Monkslip. The death looks like an accident, but village vicar Max Tudor's training as a former MI5 agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play.


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maipenrai
Nov 13, 2016

The first book in the Max Tudor series

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coroboreefarm
Nov 12, 2015

If you enjoy vintage British village mysteries and are intrigued by The Grandchester tales, this series of mysteries, featuring the Reverend Max Tudor , handsome ex spy, and current vicar at St. Edwold's Church in Nether Monkslip will charm and entertain you. The tales of murder and mayhem are organized around the seasons of the year, and the stories feature an entertaining and recurring cast of village dwellers. These books are perfect for lovers of the "cozy" mystery.

Current titles in the series include; A Fatal Winter, Pagan Spring, A Demon Summer, Wicked Autumn and The Haunted Season.

BugLady1 Oct 05, 2013

Good mystery. Kept me guessing until the end. Delightful characters. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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meyoubou
Mar 21, 2013

This promises to be a good series. I look forward to more from Malliet.

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emerge
Nov 19, 2012

This is the first time I've read this author & I doubt I'll pick up another. Max is an interesting character but the story is just a little too sleepy & slow paced for my taste.

JeremiahSutherland Aug 14, 2012

This book is a little wordy in places. The characterizations are very well done. The author brings a tongue-in-cheek humour to her prose that lightens the mood.

bdemian Feb 25, 2012

A charming setting, interesting characters, and an intriguing idea: a slyly witty homage to Christie; but somewhat weakened by sloppy writing and editing.

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Myrna90210
Nov 06, 2011

Entertaining and I didn't see "who done it" until it was inked out for me. I love that!

Village, self-titled, queen (Wanda) is murdered during THE annual event, the Harvest Fayre. The new vicar, Max, who in his previous life was a MI5 agent, is brought in to help the police solve the crime.

Not quite as silly as it sounds, but did the vicar really have to be MI5? I guess that makes for interesting back story and can explain his skills.

A quaint setting. Are all these small tiny hamlets in rural England so successful and full of happy people? Makes me want to visit friends there.

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