Devil's breath : a Max Tudor mystery / G.M. Malliet.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Agatha Award-winning author G.M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees with her critically acclaimed mysteries featuring handsome spy-turned-cleric Max Tudor. In The Haunted Season, Max's former life as an MI5 agent caught up with him, threatening his newfound happiness with Awena and baby son Owen. Realizing there is no escape from his past, Max, with his bishop's tacit permission, has offered his services to MI5 on an as-needed basis. And in Devil's Breath, it's time for Max to follow through. The body of glamorous film star Margot Browne has washed ashore from a luxury yacht and Max's former colleague Patrice Logan wants his help to find the murderer. It's a perfect "closed circle" murder since victim Margot must have been killed by one of the actors, stylists, screenwriters, or second-tier royalty aboard. Patrice suspects the yacht's owner, a playboy film director she's been keeping tabs on for smuggling, but Max isn't so sure. Max and DCI Cotton interview the suspects as they loll about one of the luxury hotels dotting the waterfront. The investigation into Margot's lurid past uncovers a host of motives--it seems she was not the only person on board with a secret they'd kill to keep"-- Provided by publisher.
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      "A Thomas Dunne book."
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      MALLIET, G. M. Devil’s breath : a Max Tudor mystery. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2017. ISBN 9781250092786. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
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      Malliet GM. Devil’s Breath : A Max Tudor Mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2017. Accessed August 13, 2020.
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      Malliet, G. M. (2017). Devil’s breath : a Max Tudor mystery (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
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      Malliet, G. M. 2017. Devil’s Breath : A Max Tudor Mystery. First edition. A Max Tudor Novel: 6. Minotaur Books.
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      Malliet, G. M. (2017) Devil’s breath : a Max Tudor mystery. First edition. Minotaur Books (A Max Tudor novel: 6). Available at: (Accessed: 13 August 2020).
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      Malliet, GM 2017, Devil’s breath : a Max Tudor mystery, First edition., A Max Tudor novel: 6, Minotaur Books, viewed 13 August 2020, .
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      Malliet, G. M. Devil’s Breath : A Max Tudor Mystery. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2017. EBSCOhost,
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      Malliet, G. M. Devil’s Breath : A Max Tudor Mystery. First edition. A Max Tudor Novel: 6. Minotaur Books, 2017.
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      Malliet GM. Devil’s breath : a Max Tudor mystery [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 13]. (A Max Tudor novel: 6). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 February #2

This entry into Malliet's popular series featuring Max Tudor, sometime MI5 agent and now English village priest, takes a glamorous turn when a movie star is murdered on a well-known producer's yacht. Tudor leaves his happy home, with wife and new baby, behind in Nether Monkslip to venture to nearby Monkslip-super-Mare, where his friend DCI Cotton and former lover Patrice Logan are trying to figure out who pushed aging actress Margot Browne off the yacht and why. With a cast of showy characters aboard, the who and why possibilities are ripe for entertainment, though the reveal of the actual killer and his/her reasons turns out to be a bit disappointing. With Tudor moving further from his clerical duties and spending more time helping either the police or his former employees, the series has become a little less cozy and more procedural. While this development may not please the author's core audience, Malliet knows how to set a scene, and here she has lots of fun with the movie-world cast. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 March #1

Max Tudor, the MI5 spy-turned-English vicar, is called back into service to investigate a death on a yacht. In his sixth outing (after The Haunted Season), Max must determine who killed an aging film star. Series readers may be disappointed at the lack of contact with Max's wife and the gossipy villagers, but Agatha Christie fans will enjoy the locked-room mystery featuring a limited cast of characters. [See Prepub Alert, 10/17/16.]—LH

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 February #3

Agatha Award–winner Malliet abandons subtlety in her middling sixth Max Tudor mystery (after 2015's The Haunted Season). Max's friend on the local police force, Detective Chief Inspector Cotton, views the cleric-cum-detective as "an extraordinary man of seemingly endless patience, knowledge, integrity, and bravery." And in keeping with the now larger-than-life qualities of the lead, the recipes of Max's cookbook-author wife are being used at Buckingham Palace. Max looks into the death of an aging movie star named Margot Browne (not the only heavy-handed All About Eve reference), who was a guest on the yacht of a big-time film director. The case offers a classic golden age setup, but unfortunately Max's sleuthing skills aren't at their best. At one point, after learning that Margot's corpse, recovered from the waters off Monkslip-super-Mare, bore strangulation marks, he still, bafflingly, speculates that she may have been accidentally poisoned and her body dumped overboard to cover up the mishap. Agent: Vicky Bijur, Vicky Bijur Literary. (Apr.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.