If only the bossy, beloved Agatha Raisin were as
lucky at finding the right man as she is at catching
killers in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of everyone's favorite
sleuth, M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is as feisty as
everâ€”armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor.
This time, though, there's some biting of a whole other sort
going on. Agatha has fallen head over heels in loveâ€”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 manâ€”including footing the bill for a charity ball
just for the chance to dance with him. And then George
doesn't 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 can't
have George, at least Agatha can have the satisfaction of
confronting the other women and solving the crime.