By M. C. Beaton
There's not anything extra miserable for a middle-aged lovelorn girl with bald patches on her head than to discover herself in an English seashore hotel out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a prior research, travels to an old school inn as a way to fix the wear and tear clear of the associates in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. unsatisfied concerning the sluggish effects and triggered via the aged citizens of the inn, she consults the neighborhood witch for support. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, simply in case!) and is quickly sprouting hairs and shooting the fondness of the village police inspector. however the quiet city is shocked through the homicide of the witch. Which one of many graying visitors is able to this type of brutal crime? The brassy but endearing Agatha won't cease till she reveals the culprit--and, after all, a bit love, too.
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It couldn’t have been DCI Birch. ’ The Chief Constable and Uckfield’s father-in-law. Given what Uckfield had just said about Owen’s European environmental project Horton had wondered if it might have been Europol. ’ Horton exclaimed. ‘She’s the woman Knowles mentioned on Owen Carlsson’s answer machine. ’ 52 Pauline Rowson ‘Yeah. She’s an adviser to the European Commission Environment Directorate, and she was getting increasingly worried when this Knowles bloke said he had been trying to get hold of Owen Carlsson since Monday morning without any joy.
Shit! This was the last thing he’d expected. 48 Pauline Rowson ‘She’s not gone back to the burnt-out house,’ Cantelli said, the rain pouring off his face, his dark eyes anxious. ’ Horton cursed. ‘Check the hospital staff for any sightings of her, Barney. ’ ‘Andy,’ Gaye called out after him. ’ He would, but it wouldn’t make any difference. SIX e reached the car park at the Duver in record time, and miraculously without getting a speeding ticket, or killing himself. There wasn’t a car in sight. The rain was sheeting down.
He turned back and saw the flame coming through the door. The room was filling with thick black smoke and he could hardly breathe. Thea looked as though she was going to pass out and there was no sound or movement from the cat. They had no choice. ‘Out,’ he commanded, quickly clearing the jagged glass from the window with the towel wrapped around his hands. ’ ‘I can’t––’ He scooped her up, momentarily surprised at just how thin she was, plonked her on the window ledge, grabbed Bengal and pushed Thea out.
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (Agatha Raisin, Book 9) by M. C. Beaton