Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of everyones favorite sleuth, M. C. Beatons Agatha Raisin is as feisty as ever and armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, theres some biting of a whole other sort going on. Agatha has fallen head over heels in love. Again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man, including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesnt even show up! Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon, a poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike. Rising to the occasion, Agatha rallies her little detective agency to find the killer, only to learn that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated? Well, if she cant have George, at least Agatha can have the satisfaction of confronting the other women and solving the crime.
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Agatha Raisin won't let the guilty slither away!
Agatha Raisin is back and as feisty as ever--armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, there's some biting of a whole other sort going on. She has fallen head over heels with George Marston, a local gardener who's become a lady magnet among the Cotswold village set. Shameless and determined, Agatha spares no expense to arrange a charity ball just to have a dance with him. Except things go terribly wrong--and George's failure to appear at the ball involves a sudden death and a poisonous snake. Now it's up to Agatha to investigate and find the truth about what happened. Along the way she discovers that George had quite a complicated love life. Agatha herself would have killed to have a chance with him...but did one of the Cotswold ladies actually do the deed?
"M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery."--The New York Times Book Review
"One can't help but root for [Agatha] to solve the mystery and, at the same time, find a man who will love her truly and deeply just the way she is."--Criminal Element
"Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand-new Agatha Raisin mystery."--Tampa Tribune TimesAbout the Author:
M. C. Beaton has won international acclaim for her bestselling Hamish Macbeth mysteries, and the BBC has aired twenty–four episodes based on the series. Also the author of the Agatha Raisin books, M. C. Beaton lives in a Cotswold cottage with her husband.
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