"I'm definitely a fan an eager for the next in the series. Keep them coming, Gin!" -- Julie Obermiller for Mysterical-E
"Death of a Cozy Writer
is a book anyone who cut their teeth on Agatha Christie's mysteries will treasure. I read it once for the story, and plan to read it a second time just to savor the language. It's that good." -- Cozy Library
"A good old fashion whodunit that Agatha Christie would have been pleased to claim as her own." -- Alibi Books
"A house party in a Cambridgeshire mansion with the usual suspects, er, guests -- a sly patriarch, grasping relatives, a butler, and a victim named Ruthven (what else?) -- I haven't had so much fun since Anderson's 'Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy.' Pass the tea and scones, break out sherry, settle down in the library by the fire and enjoy Malliet's delightful tribute to the time-honored tradition of the English country house mystery." -- Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Dead Man Dancing
"Detective Chief Inspector St. Just and Detective Sergeant Fear of the Cambridgeshire constabulary conduct a lively investigation that underscores how the lack and the love of money might be at the root of society's ills." -- Publishers Weekly, May 19, 2008
"G.M. Malliet's Death of a Cozy Writer
is a delightful homage to the great novels of Britian's Golden Age of Mysteries." -- Nancy Pearl, KUOW 94.9 FM
"Malliet's skillful debut demonstrates the sophistication one would expect of a much more established writer. I'm looking forward to her next genre-bender, Death and the Lit Chick
." -- Mystery Scene Magazine
"The traditional British cozy is alive and well. Delicious. I was hooked from the first paragraph." -- Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of Her Royal Spyness
"Try Ms. Malliet's prize-winning debut for a classic cozy set in modern times." -- Fresh Fiction, Aug. 26, 2008
Malliet's debut combines devices from Christie and Clue to keep you guessing until the dramatic denouement. -- Kirkus Reviews
"The mystery was complex and satisfying, with several unpredictable twists, and St. Just and Fear are likeable but funny investigators." --"On My Bookshelf" Blog, Sept. 16, 2008
"In the beginning, Death of a Cozy Writer
will entertain readers with its characters, setting, and board game-like features, but in the end will captivate them with a compelling denouement in a familiar gathering of the suspects in the drawing room." --Mysterious Reviews, Oct. 6, 2008
"[T]his novel delivers exactly what you hoped it would: a new packaging of the old formula, and a very enjoyable read." --Gumshoe Review, October 2008 Chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008.
, Dec. 15, 2008Death of a Cozy Writer
won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, was short-listed for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery, and has been named a semi-finalist for the IPPY awards in the category of Mystery/Suspense/Thriller. --May 2, 2009
From the Back Cover
"Death of a Cozy Writer, G.M. Malliet's hilarious first mystery, is a must-read for fans of Robert Barnard and P.G. Wodehouse. I'm looking forward eagerly to Inspector St. Just's next case!"
~~ Donna Andrews, award-winning author of The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
"The traditional British cozy is alive and well. Delicious. I was hooked from the first paragraph."
~~ Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of Her Royal Spyness
"Wicked, witty and full of treats, G.M. Malliet's debut novel has the sure touch of a classy crime writer. More, please!"
~~ Peter Lovesey, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Crime Writers' Association and Malice Domestic
Death of a Cozy Writer is a romp, a classic tale of family dysfunction in a moody and often humourous English country house setting. A worthy addition to the classic mystery tradition and the perfect companion to a cup of tea and a roaring fire, or a sunny deck chair. Relax and let G.M. Malliet introduce you to the redoubtable Detective Chief Inspector St. Just of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. I'm sure we'll be hearing much more from him!
~~ Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries