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One of The Boston Globe's Best Mysteries of 2011 One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011 "Hugely funny, exquisitely well written, a tongue-in-cheek village mystery to be savored. G.M. Malliet's arch tone and wry humor make her a writer to be treasured." -- Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author"Rarely have I read descriptions that have left me gasping, in both their hilarity and their painful truth. A wonderful read." -- Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling authorHaving spent almost three years in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip, Max Tudor is well acclimated to his post as vicar at the church of St. Edwold's. This quaint town seems to be the perfect new home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past serving in the British counter-intelligence agency, the MI5.

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G. M. Malliet

?G.M. Malliet is the Agatha Award-winning author of the St. Just mysteries, the Max Tudor mysteries, the standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE , and numerous short stories collected in crime anthologies or published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and The Strand.Film rights to all seven Max Tudor novels are under option. She is represented by literary agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group, New York, NY. The film agent for the Max Tudor series is Mary Alice Kier of Cine/Lit Representation, Los Angeles, CA.Agatha Christie is the main inspiration for her writing. Her modern-day favorites include Ruth Ware and Tana French; her TV favorites range from Midsomer Murders to Mindhunter, from Better Call Saul to the Great British Bake-Off and Doc Martin.She grew up in a military family (Air Force) and has lived in a dozen states including Alaska and Hawaii and in countries ranging from Japan to the UK. Wherever she and her family lived, their house was full of books and well-thumbed copies of the New Yorker magazine. Her mother, especially, read the local news cover-to-cover because that's where the real stories were. Her father was a James Thurber fan.She has a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in psychology; she also received an M.Phil. degree from the University of Cambridge (psychology of education) and did graduate study in sociology at Oxford University. Later she worked in marketing communications for corporations like USA Today and PBS, writing on weekends and each day before work. In 2008, the early risings began to pay off when her first novel was published.Along with five Agatha and three Anthony nominations, she's been shortlisted for the Macavity, Left Coast Crime, IPPY, Daphne, David, and Dilys awards. The audio version of her second novel (DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK) , read by Davina Porter, was a 2014 Anthony nominee. Among other nominees was winner JK Rowling.A fourth St. Just book (working title: ST. JUST IN CORNWALL) will be published in 2021 after a ten-year hiatus for the series.Her series from Macmillan's Minotaur imprint featuring Max Tudor, a former MI5 agent turned vicar of a small English village, debuted in the autumn of 2011. Of the fourth book in the series, Cleveland.com raved: "[Malliet] may be the best mystery author writing in English at the moment (along with Tana French) . She's certainly the most entertaining."Her standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE appeared in October 2017. She donated $5000 of the proceeds from sales of the book to the American Red Cross, to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters.The seventh Tudor novel, IN PRIOR'S WOOD, was published in April 2018. She is currently writing a new crime series, an experimental standalone, and polishing half a dozen short stories.She is a former at-large board member of Sisters in Crime National and a member of Mystery Writers of America (Mid-Atlantic Chapter) , International Thriller Writers, and James River Writer

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