Agatha Raisin's cozy village in the Cotswolds is about to get a little less cozy. Wealthy land developer Lord Bellington upsets the town with his plan to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper, it's no surprise some people are feeling celebratory. But when the police call his death a murder and focus on the victim's son, Damian, as suspect number one, Damian hires Agatha to find the real killer. Facing a long list of suspects, Agatha gets unexpected help from a handsome, retired detective named Gerald who has recently moved to town. Yet they must work through a web of contempt to uncover the killer.
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M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin mysteries. She has also written more than one hundred romance and romantic suspense novels.Review:
“Agatha Raisin is in top form in bestseller Beaton’s 27th mystery...a twisty plot, a familiar cast of eccentric characters, and a charming English country setting mean that lovers of cozy mysteries will be satisfied indeed.”
“It’s fast paced, with lots of twists and turns, hilarity, and quiet moments when you think maybe, just maybe, Agatha will get a grip.”
More Praise for M.C. Beaton and Agatha Raisin:
“Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you’ll keep coming back.”
―New York Journal of Books
“A Miss Marple who enjoys drink, cigarettes, and men, Agatha displays a wit and sharp tongue that will continue to please her fans.”
"Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand-new Agatha Raisin mystery."
“M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery.”
―The New York Times Book Review
"Outwardly bossy and vain, inwardly insecure and vulnerable, Agatha grows more endearing with each installment."
―Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha."
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Buchbeschreibung Brown Book Group Little Sep 2016, 2016. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Allotment wars! Lord Bellington has enraged locals by saying he is going to sell off their allotments to make way for a new housing development. So when he turns up dead, poisoned by antifreeze, nobody mourns his passing. On another fine summer's day, Agatha visits Carsley's allotments where everything looks peaceful and perfect: people of all ages digging in the soil and working hard to grow their own fruit and veg. Agatha feels almost tempted to take on a strip herself . . . but common sense soon prevails. She doesn't really like getting her hands dirty. She is introduced to three keen gardeners; Harry Perry, Bunty Daventry and Josephine Merriweather are lamenting the neglected condition of a patch that has become available. But as Harry starts to shovel through the weeds and grass his spade comes across something hard so he bends down and tries to move the object. And he starts to yell . . . The body is that of Peta Currie, a newcomer to the village - but who would want to murder her Blonde and beautiful, she's every local male's favourite. And then Lord Bellington's son engages Agatha to do some digging of her own and very soon Agatha is thrown into a world of petty feuds, jealousies and disputes over land. It would seem that far from being tiny gardens of Eden, Carsley's allotments are local battlefields where passions - and the bodycount - run high! Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' Booklist 240 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781472117212