Sunday, June 2, 2013

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton

Private detective Agatha Raisin is finding that the recession is affecting her business. A lot of the small cases that provided a steady income have dried up. When Jerry Tarrant, head of the parish council in the small English village of Piddlebury, hires Agatha to look into the murder of resident Gloria French, she agrees to take the case.  Gloria, despite performing a lot of charity work in the village, made a lot of enemies by pilfering things from people and refusing to return them.  Even though the residents of Piddlebury disliked Gloria, Agatha finds that the villagers have closed ranks and believe that Gloria's killer was an outsider.  Their behavior is making it extremely difficult for Agatha to solve the case.  But as regular readers of this longtime series know, Agatha always gets a positive result, despite putting her own life on the line time and time again.  An enjoyable sojourn with Agatha and her friends...  It will be published in September.

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