Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet audiobook

Death of a Cozy Writer

By G. M. Malliet
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Dreamscape 9780738712482

The St. Just Mysteries: Book 1

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From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century Englishmanor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and tormentshis four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of thisdevice, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into hiswell-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announceshis latest blow, a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet, who was oncesuspected of murdering her husband. Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven isfound cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, noone seems too surprised or upset, least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian.When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meetswith a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon SirAdrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk, an ornate knife thrustinto his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member ofthe family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn,can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune endsup dead?

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

A 2009 Anthony Award Finalist for Best First Novel

A 2009 Macavity Award Finalist for Best First Novel

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2008 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books

From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century Englishmanor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and tormentshis four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of thisdevice, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into hiswell-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announceshis latest blow, a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet, who was oncesuspected of murdering her husband.

Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven isfound cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, noone seems too surprised or upset, least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian.When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meetswith a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon SirAdrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk, an ornate knife thrustinto his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member ofthe family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn,can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune endsup dead?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Malliet’s debut combines devices from Christie and Clue to keep you guessing until the dramatic denouement.” Kirkus Reviews
“Detective Chief Inspector St. Just and Detective Sergeant Fear of the Cambridgeshire constabulary conduct a lively investigation that underscores how the lack and the love of money might be at the root of society’s ills.” Publishers Weekly
“Malliet’s skillful debut demonstrates the sophistication one would expect of a much more established writer.” Mystery Scene Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: G. M. Malliet

Author Bio: G. M. Malliet

G. M. Malliet is a journalist, copywriter, and award-winning author of mystery fiction. She attended Oxford University and holds a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge. Her first novel, Death of a Cozy Writer, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008 and won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She now lives in the Washington, DC, area.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English