A St. Just Mystery
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(3.8 based on 309 ratings)
  • 1

    Death of a Cozy Writer: A St. Just Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By G. M. Malliet
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (165)

    From deep in the heart of his 18th century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow - a secret elopement. Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found cleaved to death by a medieval mace. And soon Sir Adrian himself is found slumped over his writing desk - an ornate knife thrust into his heart.

    Ronna says: "A modern day classic mystery!"
    A modern day classic mystery!

    Death of a Cozy Writer won numerous mystery book awards when it came out in 2008. I could tell way before I had gotten very far into the story that t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 10 2013 by Ronna (United States)
  • 2

    Death and the Lit Chick: A St. Just Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By G. M. Malliet
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (61)

    Wildly successful chick-lit mystery writer Kimberlee Kalder is the guest of honor at an exclusive writers' conference at Dalmorton Castle in Scotland. But the fun ends when Kimberlee is found dead at the bottom of the castle's bottle dungeon. Who didn't want to see prima donna Kimberlee brutally extinguished like one of her ill-fated characters? It's up to Detective Chief Inspector St. Just to track down the true killer in a castle full of cagey mystery connoisseurs who live and breathe malicious murder and artful alibis....

    C. Schmidt says: "Meh"
    Meh

    Second in the series, do not read out of order.

    It occurred to me that these books are re-do's of Lord Peter Wimsey books, at least in terms ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2013 by C. Schmidt (Mid-America)
  • 3

    Death at the Alma Mater: A St. Just Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By G. M. Malliet
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    St. Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately - and in frightful disrepair. To replenish its dwindling coffers, the College's Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes awry when the glamorous - and despised - Lexy Laurant is found strangled on the grounds. There's a lengthy list of likely suspects: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her titled ex-husband who left her for another woman, and a garrulous oil-rich Texan with something to hide, among others.

    CB says: "Americans are stereotypes, and not good ones!"
    Americans are stereotypes, and not good ones!

    Good story, but the Americans portrayed are such jerks, and such cliched stereotypes, it is laughable. Better to leave them out.

    Reviewed on September 28 2014 by CB (Green Valley, AZ)