Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a return to the good old days, when the lord of the manor sprinkled benefits across the village like fairy dust. Father Max Tudor's invitation to dinner at the hall comes as a welcome novelty; it will be his first time meeting the famous family that once held sway in the area. Before he has time to starch his clerical collar and organize a babysitter, a sudden and suspicious death intervenes, and the handsome vicar's talent for sorting through clues to a murder is once again called into play in this charming and clever story.
©2015 G. M. Malliet (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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"At least one head rolls in clergyman/detective Max Tudor's fifth seasonally themed case...[an] enjoyable blend of whimsy and homicide." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Verity on 23-12-15

Nowhere near the quality of the last books

The last few chapters are very poor. All told as exposition and totally unbelievable. Although I enjoyed the other books, I would not recommend purchasing this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alexis on 02-12-15

Excellent Book, Excellent performance

Would you consider the audio edition of The Haunted Season to be better than the print version?

Yes - the performance is brilliant and he uses the right inflections which express the feelings and emphasis of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Max Tudor, the main character is my favourite. The story shows his concerns, his thought processes and he takes the listener along with his logical thinking and emotions.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It is so difficult to say which scene I most enjoyed as they are all so important to the story and are all crucial to the understanding of the characters involved and the reasoning behind the logical conclusions. Having said that, I love the scenes involving his partner - an unusual pairing which brings out the sympathy and interest of the reader - fascinating.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Most of my emotional reactions, not to the point of crying, are connected with the relationship between Max and his partner, which has an impact on other parts of is life. The way the relationship is expressed in the book and how it impacts on other areas of his life and that of other characters in the village is amusing and at times makes the listener laugh.

Any additional comments?

The author has a way of bringing the characters in her books to life. The Max Tudor series is an excellent series of mysteries, but not solely about the mystery themselves. The characters become rounded, their inter-relationships are made interesting to the point at which the listener can mentally see the characters and their reactions. The author weaves the personal stories into the main mystery in such a way that the two become an integral point of the logical conclusions which the listener can make. I absolutely love this series and hope the author continues to write more .... PLEASE!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sally on 02-12-15

Another enjoyable story of Father Max

For those who've read other books in this series, this installment is no disappointment. Nether Monkslip continues to enhance its status as a place for spiritual and physical healing.....and too many murders. This series is sometimes wildly plotted with a muddying number of suspects and possible motives. However, the development of the main characters continues to deepen, and the Epilogue provided tantalizing suggestions about the continuation of the story line.

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5 out of 5 stars
By louise on 13-11-15

Another wonderful story by G.M.Malliet

What made the experience of listening to The Haunted Season the most enjoyable?

The author's reading of this book, like all the other Max Tudor mysteries, is great.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The Max Tudor mysteries are excellent, taken as individual books, but the greatest fun is in reading/listening from the first book, in succession. The author has fabulous twists and turns and the characters are well developed.

What does Michael Page bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michael Page - I can really envision the characters by the way he uses his voice.
Although - there are some recording edits called for in the first few chapters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I think it's an 8-hour book, right? impossible.

Any additional comments?

These books are terrific to listen to while driving on a long work commute, to end the day, while doing chores, or just hanging around. Fantastic. Always sorry when they're over.

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