Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a
raucous laugh and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from
London to the charming Cotswolds hills, she was heartily
welcomed. She seemed a do-gooder par excellence, raising
funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she
had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them
back, just small things, a teapot here, a set of silverware
there. So it's quite the shock when she is found dead,
murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid
the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish
councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires private detective Agatha
Raisin to track down the murderer.
But the village is secretive and the residents resent
Agatha's investigation. Of course that doesn't stop the
ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her
nose where no one wants itâ€”especially as the suspect list
grows. And, as if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has
reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha!
With M.C. Beaton's Something Borrowed, Someone Dead the
bossy, vain, and absolutely irresistible, Agatha Raisin
continues to be a fan favorite.