Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine recommends Death and the Lit Chick, the second St. Just mystery, as one of the best paperback original mysteries of 2009.
Library Journal recommends the third St. Just, Death at the Alma Mater, for Golden Age British mystery fans. Even better, they predict that traditional mysteries are making a comeback. Thank you, LJ!
And Booklist's Judy Coon gave it a starred review!
"The reader who hasn’t yet discovered Malliet's St. Just Mystery series has a real treat in store....Longtime cozy fans will be reminded of Golden Age classics starring Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane and Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen. Malliet’s writing is both smooth and elegant and her humor delicious."
Death of a Cozy Writer made the 2009 list of bestsellers for the late, lamented Creatures 'n Crooks Bookstore.
Death and the Lit Chick is one of the nominees in the fiction category of the Library of Virginia 2010 Literary Awards. Here are all of last year's winners:
Poetry: Lisa Russ Spaar. Satin Cash. Persea Books.
Fiction: Domnica Radulescu. Train to Trieste. Alfred A. Knopf.
Nonfiction: Annette Gordon-Reed. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. W. W. Norton Company.
People's Choice Award for Fiction: Martin Clark, The Legal Limit
People's Choice Award for Nonfiction: Roger Mudd, The Place to Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: John Grisham