Former MI5 agent-turned-vicar Max Tudor probes the suspicious death of a despised playwright in Malliet's (A Fatal Winter, 2012) latest cozy. Thaddeus Bottle recently retired with his wife to the English village of Nether Monkslip. After a dinner to welcome newcomers to the village, Thaddeus is found dead in his home. With Easter just around the corner, Reverend Tudor has his hands full preparing his sermon. But when Detective Cotton once again asks for his assistance in solving a murder, the former agent can't resist putting his old skills to good use. A perfect read for fans of Agatha Christie or Louise Penny.