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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (835 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: G. M. Malliet Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: St. Just Mysteries Release Date:
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From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow, a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet, who was once suspected of murdering her husband.

Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. Since Ruthven is generally hated, no one seems too surprised or upset, least of all his cold-blooded wife Lillian. When Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate, he meets with a deadly calm that goes beyond the usual English reserve. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk, an ornate knife thrust into his heart. Trapped amid leering gargoyles and stone walls, every member of the family is a likely suspect. Using a little Cornish brusqueness and brawn, can St. Just find the killer before the next-in-line to the family fortune ends up dead?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Malliet’s skillful debut demonstrates the sophistication one would expect of a much more established writer.”

    Mystery Scene Magazine

  • “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

  • “Malliet’s debut combines devices from Christie and Clue to keep you guessing until the dramatic denouement.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • One of the 2008 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books
  • Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
  • A 2009 Anthony Award Finalist for Best First Novel
  • A 2009 Macavity Award Finalist for Best First Novel
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian Kavanagh | 2/19/2014

    " Enjoyable. Clever plot and good characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Arlene | 2/11/2014

    " Ok...I love Agatha Christie and this seemed to be of the same genre but I could not get interested in this book. It was very slow moving to me. I purchased it at my local used book store for one dollar so I am going to list it on Paperback Swap and be done with it. Maybe someone else will enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alice Hambright | 2/1/2014

    " This book is a very slow read. It is the author's first attempt at a murder mystery, so I believe her next one may be better. The murder's resolution was explained too quickly at the end for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon | 1/30/2014

    " Liked that the author gave clues, even though some were red herrings. Kept me engrossed to the end. "

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About the Author

G. M. Malliet is a journalist, copywriter, and award-winning author of mystery fiction. She attended Oxford University and holds a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge. Her first novel, Death of a Cozy Writer, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008 and won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She now lives in the Washington, DC, area.