Devil's Breath

Devil's Breath

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"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.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250092786
1250092787
9781250092793
Branch Call Number: Fic Mall
Characteristics: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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sandfordross
Jan 28, 2020

Just finished reading a Colin Dexter novel and went to this. It was like giving a starving dog a rubber bone! Didn't even have the satisfaction of reading about English country side as the venue is a make believe location. There is just so much better out there.

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Eosos
Dec 24, 2019

While I liked this story I thought it was a bit short, that it could have taken a little bit longer to get to the answer, it just seemed to go from 'we know nothing' to 'we have the answer' in a few chapters.

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ApollosRaven
Sep 01, 2017

When murder happens aboard a film producer's yacht, vicar Max Tutor and his friend DCI Cotton investigate. Witty style, quirky characters, and a Christie-like solution made this a fun read.

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