Death and the Old Master
by G.M. Malliet

Cambridge University master Sir Flyte Rascallian has little interest in the innocent-looking set of old paintings he inherits from his aunt Beatrice, until he takes a closer look . . . and ends up dead.

Something is clearly bothering Sir Flyte Rascallian, Master of Hardwick College at the University of Cambridge and renowned art expert. Are all the grimy paintings he’s recently inherited from his aunt’s old attic really as worthless as he claims? Curator Ambrose Nussknacker believes that one of the paintings could be a genuine Rembrandt. Why is Sir Flyte so reluctant to get it authenticated, and determined to shun the accolade of discovering one of the world’s great lost treasures?

When Sir Flyte is found murdered in his study on campus, Detective Chief Inspection Arthur St. Just must unravel his sudden unusual behaviour to get to the bottom of the death of the old master, but in doing so, St. Just becomes entangled in a web of priceless artwork, deadly intentions and dangerous secrets.

Reviews

“Malliet’s latest offers readers an unhurried pace, a richly diverse cast of characters, and intriguing glimpses into modern-day police work and the grit behind the glamour in the worlds of academia, writing, and publishing”

Booklist on Death in Print

“Low-key, highly professional work right up to the unmasking of the surprisingly well-hidden killer”

Kirkus Reviews on Death in Cornwall

“For fans of old-fashioned cozies”

Booklist on Death in Cornwall

“Malliet draws the reader in with elegant prose and distinctive characters”

Publishers Weekly on Death in Cornwall

“Longtime cozy fans will be reminded of golden age classics starring Dorothy Sayers’ Harriet Vane and Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen. Malliet’s writing is both smooth and elegant and her humor delicious. The reader who hasn't yet discovered Malliet’s St. Just mystery series has a real treat in store”

Booklist Starred Review of Death at the Alma Mater

“Fans of Dorothy Sayers’ novels and other Golden Age British mysteries will enjoy this contemporary salute”

Library Journal on Death at the Alma Mater

“Fans of the early Martha Grimes novels as well as the work of Robert Barnard and C.S. Challinor will also find much to like here. A real find for old-school mystery fans”

Booklist Starred Review of Death and the Lit Chick

“Lots of humor and a bit of 'guess who this writer is' make this one a good choice for readers who enjoy intelligent cozies and traditional mysteries”

Library Journal on Death and the Lit Chick

“Top notch ... readers will find a tasty tale that doesn't disappoint. Perfect for fans of the wickedly funny cozy writers M.C. Beaton and Catriona McPherson”

Booklist on In Prior's Wood

“[Malliet] may be the best mystery author writing in English at the moment (along with Tana French). She's certainly the most entertaining”

Cleveland.com on A Demon Summer

G.M. Malliet

Agatha Award-winning G.M. Malliet is the acclaimed author of two traditional mystery series and a standalone novel set in England. The first entry in the DCI St. Just series, Death of a Cozy Writer, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for Macavity and Anthony Awards. The Rev. Max Tudor series has been nominated for many awards as have several of her short stories appearing in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and The Strand. The Augusta Hawke mysteries, of which Invitation to a Killer is the second, are her first novels set in the U.S., where she and her husband now live.www.gmmalliet.com

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Editions

Death and the Old Master by G.M. Malliet is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483153835th November 2024N/A240$24.99
Ebook97814483153835th November 2024N/A240£20.99
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