Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 9)

By M. C. Beaton

There is 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 style resort with a view to fix the wear clear of the acquaintances in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. unsatisfied concerning the gradual effects and caused through the aged citizens of the inn, she consults the neighborhood witch for aid. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, simply in case!) and is quickly sprouting hairs and taking pictures the fondness of the village police inspector. however the quiet city is surprised by way of the homicide of the witch. Which one of many graying visitors is in a position to this type of brutal crime? The brassy but endearing Agatha will not cease until eventually she reveals the culprit--and, in fact, a bit love, too.

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He buys pairs of black socks, by no means a color, and has consistently stored them in neat pairs. So he asks the spirit, “What approximately my purple pair? ” and the spirit solutions that the purple pair most likely bought misplaced within the wash. So Harry attempts a number of extra trick questions. He stated Francie to the police as a fraud and her position was once raided yet they couldn’t locate something. Harry made one of these track and dance approximately it prior to he went to the police that somebody should have tipped Francie off. He acknowledged he could kill her. ’ ‘But Harry! ’ Agatha conjured up an image of Harry together with his dowager’s hump and his tortoiselike face. ‘He’s bought robust arms,’ stated Jennifer, lightly forking cake. ‘But Daisy believed within the seance. ’ ‘At first. yet now not any longer. ’ ‘So why on the earth did she ship me to Francie? ’ ‘Probably simply because regardless of her pretend seances, Francie had a very good acceptance for therapies. ’ ‘Do you think that it used to be one in every of you, Jennifer? ’ She shrugged. ‘To inform the reality, I can’t fairly think that – other than while i feel approximately Mary breaking apart the seance, whilst i feel we have been all most likely the final to determine her alive, Janine that's. ’ ‘It is generally the husband,’ stated Agatha. ‘I don’t feel the police will anticipate us to hang out Wyckhadden much longer. i want to get domestic. ’ ‘Away out of your police inspector? ’ ‘I’ll most likely be again to determine him,’ stated Agatha, waving to the waitress. ‘Shall we move? ’ Agatha lower back to her room and fed Scrabble and placed down a bowl of water. The cat ate after which stretched and purred and curled approximately Agatha’s legs. ‘I should still fairly cross domestic once attainable, Scrabble,’ acknowledged Agatha. ‘But what am I going to do with you? Cliff needs to be a assassin to show you out. ’ there has been a knock on the door. Agatha opened it. Mary stood there. ‘Come in,’ stated Agatha. ‘Oh, you’ve received a cat,’ stated Mary. ‘Isn’t that Francie’s cat? ’ ‘I discovered it wandering at the seashore, part starved. ’ Mary closed the door and sat down. ‘You spent loads of time with Jennifer today,’ she stated brightly. ‘Yes. How’s your headache? ’ ‘Fine, thanks. those new migraine capsules are nice. Why have been you and Jennifer away goodbye? ’ ‘Surely you requested her. ’ ‘She’s in a nasty temper and the entire room smells of depilatory. She informed me to brain my very own enterprise. Now that isn't like Jennifer. i am hoping you're not coming among us, Agatha. ’ ‘I don’t get this,’ stated Agatha. ‘You gave me the influence that it used to be Jennifer who was once possessive, and but the following you're like the rejected lover accusing me of taking her clear of you. ’ ‘We have a unique friendship,’ stated Mary huffily. ‘I used to be shocked, that’s all. I suggest, it used to be Jennifer who acknowledged you have been a pushy kind of lady and never quite our style. ’ A imaginative and prescient of the Birmingham slum within which she were raised loomed up in Agatha’s brain. She banished it with an attempt and stated lightly, ‘I needs to ask Jennifer what she intended via that. ’ Mary gave a skinny little chuckle. ‘She most likely won’t take into account. to inform the reality, she’s been wasting her momentary reminiscence. ’ ‘Which skill you simply made it up. Please go away, Mary, i need to prepare for dinner.

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