Invitation to a Killer
by G.M. Malliet

Crime writer-turned-amateur sleuth, Augusta Hawke finds herself drawn into her second mystery when a celebrity doctor is found dead at a party she is attending!

Callie Morgan is no ordinary aspiring writer. Notorious wife of a Washington lobbyist, Callie believes no publicity is bad publicity and that publishing her scandalous memoirs will help her achieve her heart’s desire: a diplomatic posting. She just needs crime novelist Augusta Hawke to be her ghostwriter.

It’s hard to say no to Callie, but Augusta does agree to attend her dinner party. The guest list is impressive, and it’s Augusta’s chance to meet celebrity doctor Doc Burke. But before Augusta really gets a chance to chat with the famous humanitarian, the evening ends in his untimely death.

Signs point to a heart-attack, but Augusta isn’t convinced. Especially when his niece tells Augusta about the mystery woman who claimed the doctor’s remains.

Augusta decides to host a writer’s retreat and invite all the suspects, most of whom are connected in some way with writing. Isn’t that what Agatha Christie would do? But the remote lodge soon becomes snowed in and the group starts to crack when it becomes clear the killer may not be finished killing. Can Augusta flush out the culprit before anyone else gets hurt?

Reviews

“Augusta is an engaging narrator, letting the reader in on the realities of being a bestselling author and the vagaries of the publishing world”

Booklist on Augusta Hawke

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

Publishers Weekly on Death in Cornwall

“Highly professional work right up to the unmasking of the surprisingly well-hidden killer”

Kirkus Reviews on Death in Cornwall

“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

“Agatha Christie fans will enjoy the locked-room mystery”

Library Journal on Devil's Breath

“Think Agatha Christie meets Ian Fleming”

Library Journal on Demon Summer

“[A] charming series . . . Malliet is a gentle satirist”

New York Times Book Review on Pagan Spring

“You’ll marvel at the author’s low-key humor and crystal-clear depictions of small-town life . . . this is a true homage to Agatha Christie”

Library Journal Starred Review of Wicked Autumn

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

Invitation to a Killer by G.M. Malliet is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483066401st February 2023147 X 222mm240$29.99
Ebook97814483082487th February 2023N/A240$24.99
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