Death of a Cozy Writer

Death of a Cozy Writer

From his eighteenth century English manor, rich Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mysteries and disinherits his four spoiled children in turn. At an engagement dinner, he announces his secret marriage to beautiful Violet, once charged with her husband's murder. Within hours, eldest son and hated appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace.

When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just arrives, a deadly calm goes beyond the usual English reserve. Soon Sir Adrian is found slumped over his writing desk – an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Using a Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before another victim falls?

Title:Death of a Cozy Writer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780738712482
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    Death of a Cozy Writer Reviews

  • Richard Derus

    Rating: 3.5* of fiveA light and pleasant entertainment, worth the eyeblinks.I don't think I'll pursue the series unless the second one falls in my lap somehow.But many a cozy reader will lap this up! ...

  • Laura

    Before you dismiss this as tacky light fiction, which I would have done if it didnÔÇÖt appeal to my mania for country house murders, let me say that it had me laughing aloud on the first page. A dread...

  • Ellie

    I spent a delightful morning reading Death of a Cozy Writer: A St. Just Mystery by G.M. Malliet. I had to keep checking the date of publication (2008) because it was so reminiscent of my favorite myst...

  • Rob

    While browsing in the Mystery section at my local book merchant, I came across this sublime debut from new writer, G.M. Malliet. Always a fan of the traditional English mystery, I was instanly intrigu...

  • Sian Kerr

    I love a good 'twee' murder mystery, set in the countryside, normally involve a plodding village policeman and often based around a feuding family. Death of a Cozy Writer ticks all the boxes. Sir Adri...

  • Dawn Michelle

    Do yourself a favor and skip this series and just stick with her Max Tudor series [WHICH is delightful]. This was not delightful, had a not-so-great narrator and the story generally was meh [and while...

  • Leslie

    While the solution to this mystery eluded me until the 'big reveal', I found certain aspects of it fairly obvious. Plus the whole Beauclerk-Fisk menage struck me as caricatures; I guess this was meant...

  • Hannah

    Death of a Cozy Writer was an "okay" read that fell a short of my expectations, but at least never went all the way to being disappointing. For all the humor and comfortingly familiar premise in the l...

  • writer...

    Contemporary family setting for this mystery with the solution centred in events and relationships of the 1950s has siblings as well as detectives scurryinging throughout England and Scotland to discl...

  • Dagnř

    This book was a disappointment. I had come across it many times when looking for mysteries and it is highly decorated, for example it received the 2008 Agatha Award. I kept reading in a trance of indi...