Uncivil Seasons (Justin and Cuddy #1)
The polite Piedmont town of Hillston, North Carolina, wants to go on believing it is still too temperate to require homicide experts. But when the wife of a state senator is found beaten to death, the inner circle of Hillston's ruling families arranges to have the case assigned to Detective Justin Savile, the charming black sheep of the dynasty that founded the town.
Written in a playful, stylish, literate tone, this is a delightful mystery, an actual wh...more
Over the last few months, I have suddenly started seeing and hearing the name of Michael Malone, basically out of the blue. Because of this, I assumed that he was a novelist who had taken up his pen relatively recently, and so was a little surprised to find out how old this novel, the first in a series set in Hillston in North Carolina, actually is. Apart from anything else, it is reminiscent of other more recent crime writers, particular Jeffery...more
Detective Justin Savile, our narrator and protagonist, is part of the social inner circle of Hillston, North Carolina. Bred for law and perhaps politics, he breaks from...more
One of the questions I have is about his choice to have this book narrated by one character and the next book in the series (which I actually read...more
Uncivil Seasons is first in a series of mysteries...I think there are three, but it is not just a simple mystery. It's a small town, politics, secrets and family. I am already looking for the second book. Enjoy! :)