Something Borrowed, Someone Dead: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton

By M. C. Beaton

Gloria French was once a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous chortle and rosy cheeks. whilst she first moved from London to the fascinating Cotswolds hills, she used to be heartily welcomed.  She appeared a do-gooder par excellence, elevating money for the church and taking good care of the elderly.  yet she had a bad behavior of borrowing issues and never giving them again, simply small issues, a teapot the following, a suite of silverware there.  So it truly is particularly the surprise while she is located lifeless, murdered via a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine.  Afraid the homicide could be a blight at the small city, Parish councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires inner most detective Agatha Raisin to trace down the murderer.

But the village is secretive and the citizens resent Agatha's investigation. Of direction that does not cease the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nostril the place nobody desires it—especially because the suspect checklist grows. And, as though it is not adequate that Agatha's ex has reentered the image, the assassin is now concentrating on Agatha!

With M.C. Beaton's Something Borrowed, Someone Dead  the bossy, useless, and totally impossible to resist, Agatha Raisin is still a fan favorite.

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People were appearing outside their cottages, some still in their nightwear. Agatha saw Peter Suncliff and went to join him. ” “Up there. ” Agatha set off at a run. She saw the white suits of a forensic team up ahead as she entered the woods and followed them. An area around an oak tree had been taped off and a tent erected. Bill Wong was standing talking to another detective. ” shouted Agatha. ” He came to join her. “Get out of here, Agatha. ” Agatha suddenly looked stricken. “Bill, I had a bottle of elderberry wine in my car.

Let’s just leave it,” said Jenny. “No. ” Peter bent down and shouted through the letterbox. “Open up! ” Then he straightened up, a worried frown on his face. ” asked Jenny. He didn’t answer but bent down again and this time looked through the letterbox. He tried the door but it was locked. “Call for an ambulance, Jenny,” he said. “She’s had a turn. ” The front door had a glass panel. While Jenny dialled 999 on her mobile, Peter picked up a stone from the street and smashed the glass of the door.

Simon laughed to cover up the yearning he always felt in Toni’s company. He was small in stature with a jester’s mobile face and a thick thatch of black hair. He wondered who Toni’s new beau was and whether he was tall and handsome. ” asked Simon. ” * * * Later that day, Agatha was shown up to a low-raftered room in the pub. At least a tree outside the window provided some shade. She turned to the landlord, Moses Green. ” “Turn left as you go out of your room. ” After he had left, Agatha unpacked.

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