Wednesday, October 07, 2015

What is G. M. Malliet reading?

Featured at Writers Read: G. M. Malliet, author of The Haunted Season.

Her entry begins:
I am just getting around to reading the entire oeuvre of Tana French, and I am more than halfway through The Secret Place, her fifth book. I am dreading reaching the end because I don't believe she has a sixth book in the series out. Her writing is gorgeous in what I think of as an Irish sort of way, inventive and reaching--not straining--for metaphor. Think: a far more accessible James Joyce. Just when you think the English language has been pushed to the boundaries, someone comes along with descriptions of...[read on]
About The Haunted Season, from the publisher:
"A Demon Summer makes the case that Malliet may be the best mystery author writing in English at the moment (along with Tana French). She's certainly the most entertaining," raved The Cleveland Plain Dealer about the fourth Max Tudor Mystery.

Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with her acclaimed English village mysteries featuring handsome cleric Max Tudor, a former MI5 agent.

Now something sinister is afoot at Totleigh Hall, the showcase of the sleepy English village of Nether Monkslip. Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a return to the days when the lord of the manor sprinkled benefits across the village like fairy dust. But a sudden grisly death intervenes, and the handsome vicar's talent for sorting through clues is once again called into play. This cleverly plotted novel of the classic mystery school is perfect for fans of Louise Penny, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Martha Grimes--and of course, Agatha Christie.
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