Author Showcase ~ The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet

The Haunted Season

A DEMON SUMMER makes the case that [Malliet] may be the best mystery author writing in English at the moment (along with Tana French). She’s certainly the most entertaining…(Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Something sinister is stirring at Totleigh Hall, the showcase of the English village of Nether Monkslip. Usually, the Lord and Lady of the manor are absent-high tax rates, it is murmured with more than a trace of envy, force them to live on the continent for most of the year. But Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a return to the good old days, when the lord of the manor sprinkled benefits across the village like fairy dust. Father Max Tudor’s invitation to dinner at the Hall comes as a welcome novelty; it will be his first time meeting the famous family that once held sway in the area. But before he has time to starch his clerical collar and organize a babysitter, a sudden and suspicious death intervenes, and the handsome vicar’s talent for sorting through clues to a murder is once again called into play in this charming and clever novel.

Release: October 2015
Series: Max Tudor #5
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on Tuesday, October 20 for your chance to win a print copy of The Haunted Season. (US entries only, please.) Good luck everyone!

Meet the author
Malliet did post-graduate work at Oxford University after earning a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge, the setting for her earlier series, the St. Just mysteries. Raised in a military family, she spent her childhood in Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Hawaii and has lived also in Japan and Europe, but she most enjoyed living in the U.K. She and her husband live across the river from Washington, D.C., in the “colonial village” of Old Town, Alexandria. As Kenneth Graeme writes in The Wind in the Willows, it is a jolly life:

‘I beg your pardon,” said Mole. “. . .So—this—is—a—River!”
“THE River,” corrected the Rat.
“And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!”‘

Her hobbies include reading, hiking in the Blue Ridge, cooking vegetarian meals, and planning the next vacation. She writes full time nearly every day, and is writing a screenplay in addition to her mystery novels and short stories. She gets her ideas from people watching, particularly in airport waiting areas, train stations, parks, and restaurants. She changes her mind frequently about who would be the best actor to portray St. Just or Max Tudor. Currently, Hugh Grant for Max Tudor is tied with Colin Firth and Rufus Sewell. She feels Jude Law would make a perfect DCI Cotton (Max’s crime-solving sidekick). She feels the same about Laurence Fox, although she imagines he is tired of playing sidekicks. She spends an inordinate amount of time worrying about this.

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43 responses to “Author Showcase ~ The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet

  1. I am so looking forward to reading this. I really like this series. Max Tudor is a complex character and the quirky English village a fantastic setting. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Dru!

  2. Doward Wilson

    Thanks for introducing me to a new author and series. Can’t wait to check this out and thanks for the giveaway.

  3. This sounds atmospheric and exciting!

  4. I like quirky so I am looking forward to reading your book. I have heard of you but I haven’t read your books yet. THANK YOU for your giveaway.

  5. Sounds good. I haven’t read any by this author yet, but now I have to try one.

  6. Thanks for reminding me to get back to this series.

  7. Fantastic! A new to me series.

  8. New author to me. Will have to see if I can find more by this author.

  9. Debbie Carnes

    Sounds like a great book, putting on my TRL

  10. Peggy Hyndman

    Thank you for introducing me to a new author. Looking forward to reading this series. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. How perfect for October!

    Oh, and Kendall says, “Woof!”

  12. I’m fascinated by all things British. This is on my must read list. What fun it would be to own a copy.

  13. I love a British setting! This is a new author for me, Dru. Thanks for the introduction & the chance to win a print copy. I’d really like this. (Fingers crossed)

  14. Ms. Malliet always writes up a storm. Love to read.

  15. The perfect book and title for Halloween. Please toss my hat into the contest ring Dru.

  16. Thanks Dru for introducing me to another new author. I definitely will be adding this to my to be read list. Sure hope I’m the lucky person to win this giveaway.

  17. I enjoy a good English village mystery—thanks for the contest.

  18. What a gorgeous cover. And yes, perfect for Halloween.

  19. Sounds like a really great book I would love to win it.

  20. I love this series already and would love to win this one.

  21. This is a new series to me, and I’d love to win!

  22. Love the English-themed books. This is a new series.
    Just ordered the first to try it out. then I’ll need this one.

  23. Another new author, love English mysterys, would love to win, ty for the chance.

  24. Thanks for giveaway opportunity. Would love to read this new-to-me author. Sounds fascinating premise. Love that Ms Malliet spends time worrying about who would star in her mystery production. She has picked actors that I would. Now I have to read the book to see how right we are!

  25. I couldn’t love this series more! Can’t wait to read the latest installment in any way, shape or form.

  26. Excellent timing for a spooky book! Looking forward to it!

  27. Sounds like a really good book for a chilly fall evening. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  28. Sounds like a great cozy! I commend Authors who give away books!! This society needs to READ more.. Thank you

  29. Perfect October reading! Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. elainehroberson

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book. I’ve never read one of your books, but I had a friend tell me last weekend what a wonderful writer you were. Can’t wait to read one of your books.

  31. Another new to me series that sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Thanks for this captivating mystery. British novels are my favorites.

  33. What a wonderful read for October! Thank you for having this contest!

  34. Sounds like a great October read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Loved the last book in the series.

  36. I love a good mystery, and it sounds like this book certainly qualifies! Thank you for the chance to win!

  37. Barbara Landrum

    Looks like another good book! Thank you!

  38. Thanks for the giveaway contest. Love a good mystery!

  39. I look forward to this one.

  40. Wow…an English Murder Mystery I love them and their cast of characters. Thank you for the chance.

  41. MaryAnn Forbes

    My interest is definitely piqued, thank you for the opportunity to win The Haunted Season.📖📚

  42. Is the author a fan of Anne Perry? She’s reminds me of her. Sounds like a good one.

  43. Contest is closed.