By M. C. Beaton
Cranky yet lovely sleuth Agatha Raisin's detective business enterprise has develop into such a success that she desires not anything greater than to take caliber time for leisure and rest. yet once she starts off last the organization on weekends, she recalls that after she has lots of caliber time, she doesn't understand what to do with it. So it doesn't take a lot for the vicar of a close-by village to cajole her to aid publicize the church fete - specifically while the fair's organizer, George Selby, seems to be a beautiful widower.
Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, alright, yet there's extra occurring than blameless village enjoyable. numerous of the choices within the jam-tasting sales space become spiked with LSD, and the festive kinfolk occasion turns into the scene of 2 murders.
Along along with her younger and (much to her dismay) lovely sidekick, Toni, Agatha needs to discover the reality in the back of the jam tampering, retain the church cash secure from robbery, and disclose the nasty secrets and techniques lurking within the village -...
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The worst thing we would have to endure was the woman’s unceasing self-absorption. Unfortunately, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Chapter 3 Three days later we were on our way to the Texas Hill Country. ’’ Sophie asked us. ’’ Marylou consulted her map as I kept my hands tight on the steering wheel. The rain, though not too heavy, made me nervous, particularly since I was driving on unfamiliar roads. ‘‘Maybe twenty minutes,’’ Marylou said. ’’ ‘‘Good,’’ Sophie said. ’’ I heartily agreed with her, and I’m sure Marylou did, too.
Sophie, however, took one look at him and assumed a supremely bored expression. He wasn’t her type, and he would find that out very quickly if he tried to get anywhere with her. ’’ ‘‘You still haven’t explained to me what the hell you’re doing here,’’ Paula said. She fairly spit out the words. ’’ ‘‘Tut-tut, Paula, love,’’ Avery said, his voice soothing, as if he were talking to a balky child. ‘‘I know the way your sneaky little mind works. You wouldn’t be here if Basil weren’t here. ’’ He threw back his head and laughed.
Most of the straight ones are, let me tell you. I’ve been to so many of these things, following either Basil or Avery around, I am sick to death of some of these people and the way they behave. ’ ’’ Sophie quirked an eyebrow at me, and I responded in kind. Our time at this bridge retreat could turn out to be interesting in a way none of us had anticipated. The way Paula was talking, it had begun to sound like we had walked onto the set of Peyton Place. ’’ Sophie asked. That was a good question.