finished reading

This second installment of the series has the same traditional vibe as the first--a nod to Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers and the Golden Age of Detectives; so contemporary references are cheeky fun.  Max Tudor finds himself embroiled in a dysfunctional family holiday gathering.  The dysfunctional family members are so unpleasant and self-centered that I thought they all committed the murder.  The reveal was entertaining and surprising.  

Beyond the mystery, though, I love the character of Max Tudor!  His complete change of career path offers lots of possibilities for future stories.  I am excited to read more!

From the publisher:
In A Fatal Winter, Max Tudor - Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.

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