More About the Author
***Agatha Award-winning author of the St. Just and Max Tudor mystery novels.***
All four Tudor books were nominated for Agathas awards, and the first St. Just won the Agatha for best first mystery novel. The fifth Max Tudor book, THE HAUNTED SEASON (October 2015), is now available for pre-order.
**A "charming series" - The New York Times on the Max Tudor mysteries.**
**"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.com**
WICKED AUTUMN was a 2011 Agatha nominee for Best Novel and an NBC TODAY show Summer Reads Pick (Charlaine Harris). The Tudor books have been chosen by Library Journal as best mysteries of 2011 & 2012.
G.M. Malliet is currently writing the Max Tudor series for Thomas Dunne/Minotaur Books as well as a standalone suspense novel. The first book in the Tudor series is the Agatha-nominated WICKED AUTUMN (September 2011), which received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. Library Journal and the Boston Globe also named it a Best Mystery of 2011: "Sly humor rivals Jane Austen's."
WICKED AUTUMN also was chosen by Shelf Awareness book review editor Marilyn Dahl as one of the top ten books of 2011. In addition to being nominated for a 2012 Agatha Award for best traditional mystery novel of 2011, it was one of five books short-listed for the 2012 Dilys Award. Deadly Pleasures magazine included Wicked Autumn in its list of the best mystery-crime novels of 2011.
The New York Times' Marilyn Stasio describes it as "executed in high style and with good humor."
The second book in the Max Tudor series is A FATAL WINTER. It was a featured alternate selection in the Mystery Guild's 2012 holiday catalog.
The third book in the Max Tudor series is PAGAN SPRING, just nominated for the Agatha and Dilys awards. The fourth book is the Agatha-nominated A DEMON SUMMER. The fifth book, A HAUNTED SEASON, is now available for pre-order. Two more books are planned in the series.
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. She has lived in places ranging from Japan and Hawaii to Europe, but she most enjoyed living in the U.K., which she visits frequently. She writes full time from her office in the Washington, D.C. area.
Her books are affectionate send-ups of the traditional British mystery. Two of the previous books, Death and the Lit Chick (2009) and Death of a Cozy Writer (2008), were Anthony Award nominees. Death of a Cozy Writer also won an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, having first been completed with the aid of the Malice Domestic Grant. Kirkus Reviews named it one of the best books of 2008.
In addition to the Anthony Award, Death of a Cozy Writer was nominated for a Macavity for best first novel. It also was nominated for a Left Coast Crime/Hawaii 5-0 Award (best police procedural) and a David award, and won a Silver Medal IPPY (best mystery/thriller/suspense).
The second book in the St. Just series is Death and the Lit Chick (2009). Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine named Death and the Lit Chick one of the best paperback original mysteries of 2009.
The third book in the St. Just series is Death at the Alma Mater (2010).
Her short story "Bookworm," which appeared in the fourth Chesapeake Crimes mystery anthology, was nominated for a Macavity Award.
Malliet credits Agatha Christie and other "Golden Age" authors with making her want to write a detective novel of her own. She is a lifelong fan of the humor and graceful writing styles of Robert Barnard, Caroline Graham, and Martha Grimes.
G.M. Malliet is on Facebook (g.m.malliet), Pinterest (gmmalliet), and Twitter (@gmmalliet). Links to her pages on all these social media sites appear on her website at http://GMMalliet.com.
Also see the contact page on her website for agent and publisher information. And a nice map of Nether Monkslip.