*Nominated for the 2014 Agatha Award*
Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet delights again with the forth entry in her critically acclaimed "Agatha Christie meets Ian Fleming" (Publishers Weekly) mystery series, featuring handsome ex-spy-turned-cleric Father Max Tudor.
Someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. With his gift for making enemies, no one-particularly his wife-is too surprised until they discover the source of the poison: a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, is asked to investigate. But just as Max comes to believe the poisoning was accidental, a body is discovered in the cloister well. G.M. Malliet continues to delight readers in this standout mystery in her clever and engaging Max Tudor series.