Death in Print
by G.M. Malliet

A celebration in Oxford for university tutor and bestselling author Jason Verdoot, attended by DCI St. Just and his fiancée Portia, is a night to remember . . . for all the wrong reasons.

University of Oxford tutor and bestselling author Jason Verdoodt has it all: acclaim, women, money . . . and an enemy or two. When he’s found dead at the bottom of the stairs during a celebratory reception at St Rumwold’s College, many wonder if seething jealousy of his literary success has turned someone’s mind to murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Arthur St. Just becomes inescapably drawn into an investigation that takes him down the historic streets of Oxford and into the hallowed halls of its university. Alongside his fiancée, crime fiction writer Portia De’Ath, he uncovers several motives for murdering the celebrated but insufferable Jason – whose next novel may be a threat to many in his orbit – and no shortage of suspects who are nursing a grudge from the first novel. Has someone decided to write revenge into the plot?


“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”


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

Publishers Weekly on Death in Cornwall

“For fans of old-fashioned cozies”

Booklist on Death in Cornwall

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

Kirkus Reviews 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” 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

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Death in Print by G.M. Malliet is available in the following formats

Hardback - Large Print978144831448527th August 2024147 X 222mm320$38.99
Hardback - Large Print978144831448527th June 2024147 X 222mm320£23.99
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