A Demon Summer

A Demon Summer

G.M. Malliet / Aug 22, 2019

A Demon Summer Nominated for the Agatha Award Agatha Award winning author G M Malliet has charmed mystery lovers cozy fans and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn A Fatal Winter and Pagan

  • Title: A Demon Summer
  • Author: G.M. Malliet
  • ISBN: 9781250021410
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nominated for the 2014 Agatha Award Agatha Award winning author G M Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, and Pagan Spring, the critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former spy turned cleric Father Max Tudor.In A Demon Summer, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl Nominated for the 2014 Agatha Award Agatha Award winning author G M Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, and Pagan Spring, the critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former spy turned cleric Father Max Tudor.In A Demon Summer, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one particularly his wife finds this too surprising What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St Lucy of Monkbury Abbey Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, is asked to investigate But just as Max comes to believe the poisoning was accidental, a body is discovered in the cloister well.G.M Malliet continues to delight readers in this standout mystery, the fourth book in her clever and engaging Max Tudor series.

    A Demon Summer Max Tudor by G.M Malliet In A Demon Summer, someone has been trying to poison the th Earl Agatha Award winning author G M Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn , A Fatal Winter , and Pagan Spring , the critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome former spy turned cleric Father Max Tudor. A Demon Summer A Max Tudor Mystery A Max Tudor Novel A Demon Summer pays tribute to the village mystery while showing its relevance to modern times Associated Press Wittier than Louise Penny, lighter than Tana French, smarter than Deborah Crombie, G.M Malliet has made a name for herself with her cozy but cutting English mysteries. A Demon Summer Max Tudor Series by G M Malliet A Demon Summer pays tribute to the village mystery while showing its relevance to modern times Associated Press Wittier than Louise Penny, lighter than Tana French, smarter than Deborah Crombie, G.M Malliet has made a name for herself with her cozy but cutting English mysteries. a book review by Carolyn Haley A Demon Summer A Demon Summer is a hard to put down mystery Like its predecessors in this season named series, A Demon Summer comes across as a straightforward English village mystery beneath which bubbles subtly caustic humor and elbow digging at human foibles. PDF Free Download A Demon Summer by G.M Malliet A Demon Summer Nominated for the Agatha Award Agatha Award winning author G M Malliet has charmed mystery lovers cozy fans and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere A Demon Summer by G M Malliet OverDrive Rakuten In A Demon Summer, someone has been trying to poison the th Earl of Lislelivet Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one particularly his wife finds this too surprising Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one particularly his wife finds this too surprising. A Demon Summer Audiobook by G.M Malliet Audible Would you listen to A Demon Summer again Why Probably not The plot was lacking Any additional comments I really enjoy the humor of this series, but this one was problematic Father Max moons over Awena whenever they are separated. A Demon Summer Book Portland Public Library A Demon Summer A Max Tudor Novel Book Malliet, G M In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the th Earl of Lislelivet Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one particularly his wife finds this too surprising. Editions of A Demon Summer by G.M Malliet Editions for A Demon Summer Hardcover published in , Paperback published in , Kindle Edition published in , Kin Summer Demon Absolute demons at Summer Stuff Buy fun Summer beach towels and flip flops with awesome designs to enjoy on the beach, with your beaches.

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      • G.M. Malliet

        G.M Malliet is the Agatha Award winning author of the St Just and Max Tudor mysteries as well as the standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE She lives on the East Coast of the US but all of her books are set in the UK, her home away from home for part of every year.She received an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge and did further graduate work at Oxford University Upon her return to the US, determined to pursue her lifelong dream of being a published author, she began rising at 4 a.m to write her short stories and novels before the start of her day job After the unexpected success of her first book, she left a career writing for corporations like USA Today and PBS to focus full time on her own writing With five Agatha and three Anthony nominations, she s also been shortlisted for the Macavity, Left Coast Crime, IPPY, Daphne, David, and Dilys awards The audio version of her second novel, read by Davina Porter, was a 2014 Anthony nominee.Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies, Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine, and The Strand She still regards the short story as the most difficult yet satisfying form of writing.Her series from Macmillan 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 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 dark standalone mystery WEYCOMBE appeared in October 2017 The author is donating part of the proceeds from that book to the Red Cross to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey.The seventh Tudor novel, IN PRIOR S WOOD, will be published in April 2018.She is represented by the Vicky Bijur Literary Agency You can visit her at GMMalliet, at facebook gliet, at instagram gliet , and at twitter GMMalliet.


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    1. I enjoyed all of G.M. Malliet’s novels featuring the handsome, perspicacious, and kind Anglican priest Max Tudor; however, while I enjoy the two that were set in Tudor’s own village of Nether Monkslip, Father Max really comes into his own when he’s away from his home turf, as in Demon Summer and A Fatal Winter.Tudor, a former MI-5 agent turned country vicar, answers an urgent summons from his bishop, who sends him to snoop out the doings at Monkbury Abbey, a convent of the Anglo-Catholic n [...]


    2. The story was OK, concerning the death of a man in a convent that takes in occasional lodgers, but the denoument went on forever. All of the principle characters were brought together in one room (in the greatest cozy mystery tradition) but then then Max Tudor, the detective investigating the murder, proceeds to go on and on (and on!) for ages, pointing the finger of guilt at first one character and then another before finally revealing the truth. Of course, by this time, the reader has dozed of [...]


    3. I loved the first three Max Tudor novels, but found this one to be rough going. This one removes Max from the village entirely, placing him in an abbey, where a murder has been committed. In part because we don't get the characters of the village, and in part because the mystery is resolved by a deus ex machina letter, rather than by Max actually figuring it out based on clues available to the reader, this book isn't nearly as clever or charming as the first three. I'll give her another try if s [...]


    4. This superb series has covered all the seasons with this fourth book. It's an awesomely humorous and mysterious book that combines Agatha Christie, Louise Penny and Dan Brown----and Malliet mentions all three authors' works within this book so cleverly too. Former MI-5 operative Max Tutor, is called upon by his Bishop to travel to Monksbury Abby to check on some unusual financial issues with the records from the Handmaids of St Lucy nunnery. Max also finds himself investigating a suspicious frui [...]


    5. This is the first Max Tudor mystery I have read, and while I will probably go back and read one more just to see if I am any more intrigued, so far, the most I can do is sort of shrug and say,"bleh." The whole idea of an Anglican priest with a past as a spy is, well, far-fetched, but at the same time fun, and his love affair with a neo-pagan, is the same way: totally far fetched but sort of attention getting. The setting in a medieval-leaning abbey? Okay. But good grief the dragged out nature of [...]


    6. When Lord Lislelivet claims he was poisoned by a fruit cake he received when he stayed at Monksbury Abbey, Max Tudor's Bishop asks him to investigate. The nuns at the abbey make fruit cakes for sale to guests and visitors among other things and provide accommodation for people on retreats. Surprised that the Bishop has actually asked him to use his sleuthing abilities and worried that he is leaving fiancée, Awena on her own so close to the birth of their child, Max goes to stay at the Abbey for [...]


    7. This is an odd mix of American and English. For instance the teenage girl uses the word 'naff' - I really don't think an American girl would use it. The spelling seems to be a mix of both, strangely. The whole thing is a bit flabby; you just want the author to get on with it. Not much happens, and there is lots of telling not showing. It's hard to understand the relationship between father max and his lover. We are told they are madly in love but we don't see much of it. Nevertheless he has made [...]


    8. Not what I expected after reading the other Max Tudor books. I love cozies but this one was so cozy it was like a sleeping pill. Over long, over complicated, no fun.


    9. I enjoy the clever and eccentric characters in G. M. Malliet's Max Tudor mysteries and even learning the backstories of each and every one of the nuns at the abbey where the murder has taken place. The "reveal" of the murderer, on the other hand, - the "who" and "why" - dragged on for far too long. I did enjoy the book's upbeat and hopeful ending.One thing I have noticed about this series, though . . . the murder victims are downright evil and completely without redeeming qualities; while the mu [...]


    10. 2.5 stars. I read this series more for the Max Tudor and Awena romance angle than for the mystery. Since Max was apart from Awena in this book, I found it less enjoyable. The mystery just went on for forever and in the end I really didn't care who did it.


    11. “Murky” might be the best way to sum this up. It’s very unclear what the initial mystery is, who the characters are, when and why people are hanging around, why it’s so important Father Max be on the case, or what, exactly, the case is. Obviously characters can be shifty and shady and not forthcoming – it is a mystery story, after all – but for the narration to have so much circumlocution just left me tilting my head in confusion over what on earth was going on and constantly wonderi [...]


    12. This is the third Father Max Tudor mystery. We met him in "Wicket Autumn", got to know him better in "A Fatal Winter," and watched him fall in love and solve another mystery in "A Pagan Spring." Now it is a hot summer - much hotter than most of Britain has been accustomed to. Max is anxiously looking forward to his marriage to Awena, who is, ironically, a practicing pagan. She has insisted on a "handfasting" as opposed to a church wedding. She is also VERY pregnant. Max is also anxious about imp [...]


    13. As Louise Penny does in The Beautiful Mystery, G M Malliet sets the story in a religious stronghold. Malliet sets her story in a nunnery, while Penny set her story in a monastery. Both stories outline the simple life within the walls, and the difficulties that must be avoided. The livelihood of the group demands loss on individuality. Assigned positions remain for life or when the sister can no longer serve. These women live without telephones and televisions, and maintain periods of utter silen [...]


    14. Enthralling!! I felt as though I was back in England looking through an old abbey and visualing all these character and at least one relic. Boy, do I miss England ! This 'Max Tuder' mystery was much more involved than the others, but I liked it very much. Ending with the handfasting ceremony was quite touching. I learned about this ceremony when Harold II of England took Edith Swan-neck as his fandfasted wife until he officially became Harold II. While this mystery took place at Monksbury Abbey [...]


    15. My Grade - 90% = A-MURDER IN THE NUNNERY!I was unable to get #3 in this series (Spring), so I had to skit it and read this one first.Another good Father Max(en) Tudor murder mystery set near the Cornish town of Nether Monkslip.Max is sent by his bishop to investigate the goings on at a local Abbey (population - 42 nuns - with names such as Dame Fruitcake and Dame Pet).There are two problems: 1, a guest has gotten sick from a fruitcake containing poison berries that was left for him as a gift, an [...]


    16. Another enjoyable book in this series, I did get a kick out of all the mentions of Leonard Cohen now I want to re listen to his book.


    17. The fourth in this series. I found it tired, contrived, and formulaic; the weakest of the four. Is the final chapter a hint that the series has ended?


    18. This was a more interesting book than some of its predecessors in the series. However, it had very strong overtones of Louise Penny - including frequent repetition of the phrase "how the light gets in" from the Cohen poem, and also the title of one of Penny's novels. It's not clear what this has to do with anything other than to invoke (or pay homage) to Penny's work. Max Tudor, the former MI5 agent turned priest, is sent by his bishop to Monksbury Abbey. Lord Lislelivet claims to have been pois [...]


    19. In this homage to Dame Agatha Christie, author Malliet needed to remember that although Dame Agatha led readers down the garden path, at least she strewed clues along the way! The solution to this mystery was made up of whole cloth, with long-lost parents, hidden identities and secret treasure in a buried crypt, none of which is even mentioned in the first section of the book! With no definitive murder method and several other unanswered questions, it was very unsatisfactory at the end. Also, it [...]


    20. A long and very slow moving mystery set in a nunnery. The detective is Max Tudor, a former MI5 agent now an Anglican vicar (though addressed, confusingly as Father Max - since when have C of E vicars been called 'Father'?). he is sent by his bishop to investigate dodgy goings on at the nunnery, someone has been poisoned with fruitcake made by the nuns. then eventually someone dies. Max Tudor ambles through the story having long conversations with a variety of different suspects. It takes a long [...]


    21. It was a slog for me. The characters were uninteresting and boring, the plot sluggish. At the end of the day, the amount of research that went into establishing motive and the backgrounds of each character is a leap in belief for me. Lacking internet and cell phone access, and with no mention of any research completed by Cotton's staff, it's improbable. I do like Cotton and Max, unless he's driveling over the goddess Awena and going on endlessly about her perfection in all things. The whole Awen [...]


    22. This is the fourth in the Max Tudor mystery series. Max, a former MI5 agent, now a country vicar, is sent by his bishop to investigate the happenings at the Handmaids of St. Lucy's convent. One of their fruitcakes poisoned the 15th Earl of Lislelivet, and although it couldn't have happened to a more deserving fellow, it really isn't tickety-boo with the powers-that-be so Max scurries on over to check things out. I found the reveal to be overly long and the use of some of the jargon odd. I've nev [...]


    23. I considered a 5-star rating until the last 50 pages or so. (I'm sad to have dropped the rating to 4 stars but really had no choice by the end.) Pros:*A British cozy mystery. (I have a fondness for them.)*A locked-room setting or rather a locked-abbey setting*Malliet's writing*Touches of humor scattered throughoutCons:*The overly complicated denouement*The length of the denouement due to over-complicationRecommend: Yes, though I suggest reading it as the fourth in the series. Familiar characters [...]


    24. I struggled with this. The typos and clumsy sentence structures had me tearing my hair out in places but the real problem was that, once I had finished the the book I still had no real idea what had gone on. The 'mystery' was just that - nothing really important at first and I had no idea why an exMI5 officer would be asked to investigate any crime. He was a former spy, not a detective. Yes, he may have worked for the Secret Services, but that didn't mean he could solve crimes. And although I lo [...]


    25. Would have rated it 4 stars, but at the exposition, "Poirot-style", Max just pulled too much info out of nowhere, nothing hinted at during the story. Still enjoyed it, though; easing off the locals in the village will keep them fresher when the action is closer to home. Also, I'm glad to see the bishop on board, finally.


    26. This is one of my favorite series. I find the characters compelling and the stories intriguing. However, I felt that this installment moved more slowly than the earlier offerings, and the extensive detail of the possible Holy Grail/treasure findings slogging at times. I also prefer the setting in Nether Monkslip to away, with Max pining for Awena.


    27. This continues to be an excellent series, this time set in a convent, with a quite complex plot and interesting characters, both religious and secular.What I love about this series is the open view of spirituality expressed by characters who are clergy, even the bishop. These clergy are more in tune with many of the real life clergy I know, rather than the caricatures often presented in fiction.


    28. Nowhere near as good as the others in the series. A very Poirotesque reveal at the end, with a convoluted network of relationships that can't possibly be known to the reader. I felt like picketing this book with a sign reading "UNFAIR". Which is a shame, because the writing is reasonably good.


    29. Ugg! What a slog. I thought listening to the audiobook would improve the series, but it was 10 hours of boredom followed by an hour of ridiculous resolution. We'll see what the book group thinks on MondayI'm expecting an utter bloodbath of a discussion.


    30. Interesting plot and setting but unfortunately I found the Americanisms off-putting and it was very repetitive. I do like the relationship between Max and Arwen though, the vicar and pagan thing is a clever twist!


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