Hiss and Hers

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Volume 23)

M. C. Beaton

Minotaur Books

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HISS AND HERS

M.C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin is back and as feisty as ever—armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, there’s some biting of a whole other sort going on. She has fallen head over heels with George Marston, a local gardener who’s become a lady magnet among the Cotswold village set. Shameless and determined, Agatha spares no expense to arrange a charity ball just to have a dance with him. Except things go terribly wrong—and George’s failure to appear at the ball involves a sudden death and a poisonous snake. Now it’s up to Agatha to investigate and find the truth about what happened. Along the way she discovers that George had quite a complicated love life. Agatha herself would have killed to have a chance with him…but did one of the Cotswold ladies actually do the deed?

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Chapter One
 

Agatha Raisin, private detective, was in the grip of a great obsession. Her friend, the vicar’s wife, Mrs. Bloxby, reflected sadly that Agatha, a normally shrewd woman, seemed to lose her wits when she fell in love.
For Agatha had fallen for the village of Carsely’s gardener and odd-job man, George Marston. He had worked on her garden until it was into shape and then Agatha, to Mrs. Bloxby’s horror, had smashed up her perfectly good bookshelves in order to employ him again doing carpentry.
George Marston, ex-army, was over six feet tall with

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CRITICS HAIL AGATHA RAISIN AND M. C. BEATON!

“Tourists are advised to watch their backs in the bucolic villages where M. C.  Beaton sets her sly British mysteries...Outsiders always spell trouble for the societies Beaton observes with such cynical humor.”—The New York Times Book Review

“[Beaton’s] imperfect heroine is an absolute gem!”—Publishers Weekly

“Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series just about defines the British cozy.”—Booklist

“Anyone interested in...intelligent, amusing reading will want to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Agatha Raisin.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand-new Agatha Raisin mystery.”—Tampa Tribune Times

“The Raisin series brings the cozy tradition back to life. God bless the Queen!”—Tulsa World

“The Miss Marple–like Raisin is a refreshingly sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likable heroine...a must for cozy fans.”—Booklist

HISS AND HERS

“As always, M. C. Beaton presents us with an Agatha Raisin who manages to infuriate, amuse, and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldly through another murder mystery.”—Bookreporter

“Agatha continues looking for love in the most unlikely places. In spite of her inability to learn from past mistakes, one can't help but root for her to solve the mystery and, at the same time, find a man who will love her truly and deeply just the way she is.”—Criminal Element

 


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About the Author

M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton has been hailed as the “Queen of Crime” (The Globe and Mail). Chosen as the British Guest of Honor for Bouchercon 2006, she is the author of twenty-two previous Agatha Raisin novels, the Hamish Macbeth series, and four Edwardian mysteries. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and the English Cotswolds.

 

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Hiss and Hers
An Agatha Raisin Mystery
M. C. Beaton

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250021618
ISBN10: 1250021618
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312616250
ISBN10: 0312616252
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
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September 2012
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