Just announced (February 8, 2013): A FATAL WINTER is an Agatha nominee for Best Novel of 2012 . All Agatha Award winners will be announced at this year's Malice Domestic convention in Maryland. The first book in this series also was nominated for the Agatha. See the full list of nominees here.
Author: WICKED AUTUMN. Agatha and Dilys award nominee (2012). WICKED AUTUMN was listed by Library Journal and the Boston Globe as a top ten mystery of 2011. It was a Shelf Awareness Reviewer’s Choice for one of the top ten books of 2011. Deadly Pleasures magazine also named it one of the best books of 2011.
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Author: A FATAL WINTER (October 2012), the second book in the series. A FATAL WINTER was listed by Library Journal as one of the top five mysteries of 2012.
Author: DEATH OF A COZY WRITER. Agatha Award Winner for Best First Novel (2008). First book in the DCI St. Just mystery series.
IMBA bestseller Death of a Cozy Writer was named one of the best books of 2008 by Kirkus Reviews. It has been nominated for the 2009 Anthony Award and the 2009 Macavity Award (Best First Mystery) and won a silver medal IPPY (Best Mystery/Suspense/Thriller). It was also nominated for a 2009 David Award for Best Novel and a 2009 Left Coast Crime Award (Best Police Procedural).
Author: Anthony Award-nominated DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK (2009). Second in the DCI St. Just mystery series. *Publishers Weekly Starred Review* and *Booklist Starred Review*
Author: DEATH AT THE ALMA MATER (2010). Third in the DCI St. Just mystery series. *Booklist Starred Review*: "The reader who hasn’t yet discovered Malliet's St. Just Mystery series has a real treat in store."
REVIEWS (Also see Web site for recent reviews):
"Malliet's debut combines devices from Christie and Clue to keep you guessing until the dramatic denouement."
~ Kirkus Reviews (Read the entire review) (A Kirkus choice for one of the best books of 2008)
"Death of a Cozy Writer is a book anyone who cut their teeth on Agatha Christie’s mysteries will treasure. I read it once for the story, and plan to read it a second time just to savor the language. It’s that good."
~ Cozy Library (Read the entire review)
"Fans of stylish English detective work will welcome Malliet's droll debut, the first in a new series."
~ Publishers Weekly (Read the entire review)
"Death of a Cozy Writer, G.M. Malliet's hilarious first mystery, is a must-read for fans of Robert Barnard and P.G. Wodehouse. I'm looking forward eagerly to Inspector St. Just's next case!"
~ Donna Andrews, award-winning author of The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
"The traditional British cozy is alive and well. Delicious. I was hooked from the first paragraph."
~ Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of Her Royal Spyness
"Wicked, witty and full of treats, G.M. Malliet's debut novel has the sure touch of a classy crime writer. More, please!"
~ Peter Lovesey, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Crime Writers' Association and Malice Domestic
"Death of a Cozy Writer is a romp, a classic tale of family dysfunction in a moody and often humourous English country house setting. A worthy addition to the classic mystery tradition and the perfect companion to a cup of tea and a roaring fire, or a sunny deck chair. Relax and let G.M. Malliet introduce you to the redoubtable Detective Chief Inspector St. Just of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. I'm sure we'll be hearing much more from him!"
~ Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries
"A house party in a Cambridgeshire mansion with the usual suspects, er, guests — a sly patriarch, grasping relatives, a butler, and a victim named Ruthven (what else?) — I haven’t had so much fun since Anderson’s "Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy." Pass the tea and scones, break out the sherry, settle down in the library by the fire and enjoy Malliet’s delightful tribute to the time-honored tradition of the English country house mystery."
~ Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of DEAD MAN DANCING and six previous mysteries
Short story "The Bartender" appears in the mystery anthology CHESAPEAKE CRIMES II. Short story "The Lockbox" appears in CHESAPEAKE CRIMES III. Short story "Bookworm" (CHESAPEAKE CRIMES IV) was nominated for a 2011 Macavity Award.
LATEST DEAL (as announced Oct 30, 2009, in Publishers Marketplace
): Agatha winner and Anthony/Macavity nominee for DEATH OF A COZY WRITER G.M. Malliet's next two books, featuring an MI5 agent turned Anglican priest who seeks respite from his violent past in an English village, to Karyn Marcus at Minotaur, by Vicky Bijur of the Vicky Bijur Literary Agency.