Charlaine Harris on this morning's Today show on NBC recommends WICKED AUTUMN as a favorite beach read along with “Let's Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson and “Discount Armageddon” by Seanan McGuire.
Watch the video clip, or read the written summary of Charlaine and Janet's recommendations: http://tinyurl.com/bpld3c9
I learned last week, in a lovely surprise, that the second Max Tudor mystery, A FATAL WINTER, will be a featured alternate selection in the Mystery Guild's holiday catalog.
There is a Part II to this news, but I'm supposed to keep quiet about that until it has been officially announced(!)
And here's the description, below (I've taken this from the Amazon.com site).
You will notice my publisher is anxious to emphasize that Max Tudor is a non-celibate priest. Apparently there is some confusion over this with some readers and it is best to explain all that up front. Anglican (or in the U.S., Episcopal) priests do not take vows of chastity. Max is free to follow his heart, and in A FATAL WINTER, he does:
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
"There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that." —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
Last year, Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees with Wicked Autumn, the first mystery featuring her captivating protagonist, Max Tudor, and the small English village of Nether Monkslip.
In A Fatal Winter, Max—Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob—investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.
.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries and the Max Tudor series. Also the author of the standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE. All books available everywhere and in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.