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Book Title: Pagan Spring|
The author of the book: G.M. Malliet
Edition: Constable & Robinson
Date of issue: March 6th 2014
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Reader ratings: 5.5
ISBN 13: 9781472106254
Format files: PDF
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I will start by admitting that I like English village mysteries. Give me a picturesque little village, some eccentric but kind-hearted villagers, a murder fueled by petty local rivalries and hatreds, and I'm as happy as a clam. So when G M Malliet's Max Tudor series started to come out, I bought them right away. But after this, my third attempt at enjoying this series, I will give up. The books have all the trappings that I like, including a romance between a vicar and a New Age Wiccan, a local writers' circle, a pompous Major. But they are simply not well written. The characters are constantly behaving in contradictory fashions - they are not true to themselves. Characters that could be mined for comic relief, like Max Tudor's grumpy housekeeper, are not explored. Others, like her children, keep bobbing up without there being any reason for them to do do so. Max Tudor, the handsome MI5 spy turned vicar, keeps thinking back to his more adventurous past, again without any clear reason why that should matter. He himself is flat, stereotyped and uninteresting.
Bottom line : GM Malliet has all the right ingredients, but somehow things don't come together to form an enjoyable dish for mystery-lovers
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Read information about the authorG.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.com 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 www.GMMalliet.com, at facebook.com/g.m.malliet, at instagram.com/g.m.malliet/, and at twitter.com/GMMalliet.
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