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Wicked Autumn
Wicked Autumn: A Max Tudor Novel | G. M. Malliet
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What could be more dangerous than cozy village life in the English countryside? Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold's in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. Now he has found a measure of peace among urban escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and crafters and New Agers. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max's training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play. Max has ministered to the community long enough to be familiar with the tangled alliances and animosities among the residents, but this tragedy surprises and confounds him. It is impossible to believe anyone in his lovely village capable of the crime, and yet given the victim, he must acknowledge that almost everyone had probably fantasized about killing Wanda Batton-Smythe. As the investigation unfolds, Max becomes more intricately involved. Memories he'd rather not revisit are stirred, evoking the demons from the past which led him to Nether Monkslip. In WICKED AUTUMN, G.M. Malliet serves up an irresistible English villagedeliciously skewereda flawed but likeable protagonist, and a brilliantly modern version of the traditional drawing room mystery.One of The Boston Globe's Best Mysteries of 2011 One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011
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EadieB
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Day 8 - #ABookSetDuringAutumn #FallIsBooked

I have read and enjoyed #WickedAutumn

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡📚🍁 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍁📚🍂 1mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Close up of my notebook, socks, shawl and manicure Fox from my #cozyswap🧡💛🧡💛 @Avanders I am also crazy excited about the pistachios! I can eat them on a Keto diet!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for everything!

LibrarianRyan That fox manicure set is adorable!!! 2mo
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan it really is! 2mo
Avanders Yay so happy you can eat those... I hope you like them! I love pistachios, and New Mexican ones are my faves 😁😁♥️♥️ 2mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

A cozy mystery set in a picturesque English village peopled by interesting characters- especially our sleuth in the person of a dashing vicar/former MI5 operative! I quite enjoyed this. One quibble: when we found out who dunnit, the culprit and the method were a little convoluted. Still, I'll give the next in the series a try at some point. 😁👍

Andrew65 Those English villages are deadly! Keep out of them at risk of your life! 3mo
bookandbedandtea @Andrew65 I've noticed that! Especially at harvest and during snowstorms. 😉 3mo
Andrew65 @bookandbedandtea And also at any fairs! 3mo
bookandbedandtea @Andrew65 This particular book has a Harvest Fayre! Double trouble! 3mo
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Tove_Reads
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like it, but... It took forever for anything to happen in the book. The whole thing was a bit unrealistic when the culprit was revealed. I‘d like to realistically be able to at least guess whodunnit although the book. It definitely did not work as an ebook for me. The setting was great and the sleuth has potential.

EadieB @Tove_Reads I read this one too a few years back. I would consider it a cozy mystery and kind of milder than the books we are reading now. 7mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Definitely a cozy. They usually work well as audio. 7mo
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Booksnchill
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Pickpick

So often I select audiobooks for the narrators I love and this one is no exception but- happy surprise- I enjoyed the story. The first of a series of Max Tudor mysteries- Max is now the Vicar of Nether Monkslip after leaving MI-5. Great characters, good plotting and just the tiniest splash of Wodehouse. I will read further in this series for just enjoyable mystery stories. 👍👍🥳🥳

LouLouLane Sounds great! 10mo
Booksnchill @LouLouLane it was fun- the character names are very wodehousian! 10mo
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jillrhudy
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I thought I‘d love this cozy mystery. The detective is ex-M15 and an Anglican priest. I was really bored for most of the novel and the only character with any depth at all was the murder victim. I felt the writing was subpar and didn‘t capture my imagination. Does the series improve?

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HeatherBlue
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Talia stole my seat on the couch, so I made her pose with the book 💙

JSW Seems fair. 13mo
Crazeedi What a sweet baby doll! 💖😊 13mo
ladym30 So pretty! 13mo
Sace She's a beauty! 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A bittersweet ending to #coffeebeanbookclub.
@Avanders you outdid yourself once again! I am so excited about the extra books you sent me. I've bean wanting the Steampunk Bible & two of the others were on my #tbr list. The other two look like a lot of fun. I'll miss you & am grateful for your friendship & support over the last year.
Your #cbbc2 recipient is one lucky Litten!
I'm looking forward to reading everyone's notes on the book. @Mommamanzi

BethM Awesome! Are you doing round 2? 1y
MaleficentBookDragon @BethM Oh yes. I love this club! 1y
BethM Im excited to be part of it this time! How much stuff do people usually send on an average month? I don't want to be the weak link lol. 1y
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BethM Ps have you or @Avanders heard from @TricksyTails ? I hope she's ok. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon @BethM I haven't heard from her. As for what to send, @Avanders is always extra generous. I usually send more stuff on the first and last mailings. You can send whatever you want. Check out the hashtag for pics of past mailings. People got really creative. #coffeebeanbookclub 1y
Avanders Yay!!! I'm so glad you liked. And I agree! Bittersweet ending ??? Excited for around 2! And don't worry, you can't escape from me that easily ? @BethM lol yes! I really just love "curating" these packages ☺️☺️ Sharing Book Love w other book lovers is ?????? I think the "rule" is the book and journal and some coffee.. anything beyond that is up to you! ❤️? Also.. no word from @TricksyTails yet ?Hope she's ok! 1y
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Avanders
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"We were happy here. Sometimes we *forgot* we were happy. All married couples do. But we were happy here."

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Avanders
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Last book for #coffeebeanbookclub!! 😯😯😯 (not counting the return of our original ☺️)
Thank you @Mollyanna for the always exciting, always generous, and always yummy extra gifts!!! 💖💖💖 I always feel so spoiled when I open your packages 🤗🤗
@MaleficentBookDragon I can't wait to read the book!

MaleficentBookDragon Oh no! It‘s almost over?!?!?!? Nooooooooooooo 2y
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon I know, right?! 😢😢😢 2y
Mollyanna Glad it got there safely! Hope you enjoy! I can‘t believe we are almost done 😩😢. I‘ve really enjoyed this book club. 2y
Avanders I know!! Me too 💖💖 @Mommamanzi set up the perfect book club! 🤗 2y
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GinEyre22
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April's reading wrap up

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GinEyre22
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Tonight's #libraryhaul

monkeygirlsmama Oooh, Birdbox was a good one. Enjoy! 2y
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Brinx
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Pickpick

Undecided if I‘m going to pursue the series, but it‘s a nice book palette cleanser.

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TheKidUpstairs
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1. Lunch was Wendy's while running around. My date was pretty handsome.
2. How can I pick just one? LOVE my postal book clubs.
3. I have discovered cozy mysteries, they are wonderful palate cleansers! Tagged book is one I enjoyed recently.
4. McDonald's orange drink, any orange pop.
5. The colour pink, asparagus

#HumpDayPost @MinDea

CouronneDhiver Me too!!! 2y
Cathythoughts Cosy mysteries/ pallet cleansers 👏👏👏Yes 2y
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BookNAround
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I‘m going to pre-read this before I wrap it and put it in my mother‘s stocking. I suspect it‘s a #blameitonlitsy gift. Gatsby is my reading assistant, as always. #dogsoflitsy #schnauzersoflitsy

TricksyTails 😍🐶 2y
bookwrm526 I loved the first book in that series, bought the second one and somehow never got around to reading it 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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Pickpick

A fun, light cozy. Just what I needed before heading into a couple heavier titles! Thanks @Melissa_J again for the gift!

kspenmoll I enjoy this author! ❤️📚 2y
Melissa_J Yay! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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Some company for my reading time today.

#catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

TricksyTails 😻😂 Adorable! Do I spy a border collie in the background? ♥️ 2y
TheKidUpstairs @TricksyTails he's a mutt, but definitely part Border Collie. Also part German Pointer, and we suspect part Banshee 😉 2y
TricksyTails 😂😂😂 Aww it's a good thing these crazy pups are cute! Get away with just about anything. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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The wind is blowing fiercely outside, but inside I've got a fire going, a cozy mystery from @Melissa_J to start, and a photo bombing cat on the prowl.

Jess_Read_This I really enjoyed this book! I haven‘t read the entire series yet but plan to. 2y
Zelma Sounds like a perfect day! 2y
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

What a fun little read! I loved the setting and the rich cast of characters typical in a small town! It will keep you guessing up until the very end of who did it!

Mommamanzi I really really loved the setting! 2y
Kshakal @Mommamanzi me too!!! 2y
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Kshakal
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The perfect first night of thanksgiving break... a good book, kitty cuddles, and a Christmas movie on! 💖

Mommamanzi My moms reading the same book! 😉📚❤️ 2y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 2y
merelybookish Gorgeous cat face! 2y
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bookloo Is this a Maine Coon? :) 2y
mrozzz Perfection! And I'm with @bookloo what kind of cat is this cutie? (edited) 2y
youneverarrived ❤️❤️ 2y
Kshakal @bookloo @mrozzz Chewie is indeed a Maine Coon 😊 2y
bookloo @Kshakal @mrozzz Yes! I knew it. Absolutely beautiful. ❤️ 2y
mrozzz ☺️☺️☺️ 2y
Bookworm83 Yay for Thanksgiving Break!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Kshakal @Bookworm83 I know!!! So excited for these 5 days off! Happy Thanksgiving! 2y
Bookworm83 Happy Thanksgiving to you and Chewie!😽 2y
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Clwojick
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#LibraryWishlist #OctoberReads #HalloweenVibes #CozyMystery

Have any of my fellow Littens read this book? Would you recommend? Please let me know. ☺️

bookwrm526 I read it a while ago and enjoyed it enough that I downloaded the second one on my kindle but somehow haven't gotten around to reading the second one 2y
quietjenn Yeah, I remember I read it and liked it, but don't remember any details beyond that. 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A stack of cozies for #mysteriousmonday #spookyoctober
I'm trying to decide which to read next.

Smangela Ooooh I vote Bailey Cates‘ series! I love that series! (edited) 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Smangela that's what I'm thinking too. 2y
Kshakal I second the vote for bailey cates! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Sprinkle with murder. 2y
kspenmoll Right now reading Bailey cates 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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Mehso-so

This reminded me of the Grantchester mysteries - the vicar in the remote English village solves the crime. It was okay. It seemed like the scene-setting in the beginning went on too long, and the end dragged out too long for me. #LetterW #LitsyAtoZ

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I ❤️💙💜 my #letsgetcozy gift @AnnieReads
I don't already have that book and it looks really interesting. A GIANT chocolate bar is perfect after the week I had. I really ❤️ the mug; I think it's tea time. I don't want to open my Agatha Christie tea though, because it's sooo cool looking and smells great. Thank you! Thank you! Well done.
You can see the mess I made of the pretty wrapping. 😁

mabell Agatha Christie tea? So cool! ♥️ 2y
rabbitprincess Agatha Christea!! Nice 😄 2y
AnnieReads So glad you liked everything! 2y
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Jess_Read_This
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🍁⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🍁4 Stars!

Vicar Max Tudor, former MI5 operative, plans to enjoy the peace of his countryside parish. When a parishioner is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Max finds his former life is weaving into his current one. An assortment of villagers round out an ensemble that will keep you entertained throughout the entire book. Looking forward to book two.

#GMMalliet #WhoDunit #Recommend #Mystery

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!! 2y
JazzFeathers Sounds awesome 😊 2y
Jess_Read_This @JazzFeathers It was such a great read! I have been recommending it to a few other British mystery lovers. 2y
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Jess_Read_This
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☔️☕️📖=😌

I'm enjoying this quiet, rainy morning with my current read and a coffee. These types of mornings don't come often enough.

#CurrentlyReading #RainyDay #Grateful

UwannaPublishme Gorgeous setting for a good book 😊👌🏻 2y
Jess_Read_This @UwannaPublishme Thank you!! It's my favorite outdoor reading nook 2y
Lmstraubie Nice, enjoy! 2y
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Jess_Read_This
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🍷I am always down for any reason to #RaiseYourGlass. It's a movement I can solidly throw my support behind. 😉

🥂Raising my glass to my library and personal shelf #bookhaul this week. And toasting to what books next week may bring!

😈And sorry, Beverley Nichols, I drink and still adore geraniums. See prior post for reference: 👇🏼

#AugustGrrl #YesWayCabernet #ItsWineOClock

Cinfhen Cheers 🥂 2y
AlaMich I listened to Code Name Verity on audio...it was awesome!! 2y
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Jess_Read_This
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☕️Ha! Not the sentence to read while taking a sip of coffee.... I'm not familiar with the technique of grabbing your audience by the throat in an attempt at being a successful orator. 🤔😂

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Jess_Read_This
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🍁I was going to wait until the autumn season to start this... but when you need a sweatshirt to sit outside for #coffeeandabook it seemed timely enough.

☕️Morning Littens! *raises the coffee cup in salute*

#Mystery #CozyMystery #GMMalliet #WhoDunit #CurrentlyReading

Cathythoughts Cosey Autumn mystery ! This is ticking a lot of good boxes ✅ 2y
readinginthedark I love your coffee cup! Do they make them with various cities or is it just a general cityscape? 2y
Jess_Read_This @Cathythoughts It's really good so far! I'm halfway through and have been engrossed. I love discovering a new series! 2y
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Jess_Read_This @readinginthedark Thank you! I love that holds so much coffee! Starbucks makes them for different cities. This one was my souvenir from an amazing Boston trip I took. It's my fav mug in the house. 2y
readinginthedark I'll have to get one. I have so many mugs but can't help myself... 😍🙈 2y
Jess_Read_This @readinginthedark I gave up my other coffee mugs for this one. 😂 and I'm a coffee mug/souvenir cup hoarder! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I'm the same way with these mugs! We have so many, especially as my husband travels all over for work. I have the Starbucks Boston one too, had bought it from the one right across the street from older son's dorm building 😊. 2y
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