New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton's cranky,
crafty Agatha Raisin—now the star of a hit T.V. show—is back
on the case again.
The church of St. Ethelred in the village of Thirk Magna is
renowned for its team of bell-ringers, the troupe led by
identical twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. Mavis and
Millicent are lifelong residents of the remote village—or
were, until their home is broken into one night, and
Millicent is murdered. But who’s the killer? Is it one of
their co-workers, sick of being bullied to practice for a
big performance? Or perhaps Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer
who was heard yelling at the sisters that he felt like
strangling them? Kennell swears his innocence, and hires the
ever-trusty (if often tipsy) Agatha Raisin to clear his
name. Only she can find the killer—and hopefully a handsome
man to buy her dinner while she’s at it.