Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Volume 24)

M. C. Beaton

Minotaur Books

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Agatha Raisin knows the truth when she sees it. Now all she has to do is find it…

 

Gloria French was a jolly widow with bottle-blonde hair, a raucous laugh, and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswold hills, she was heartily welcomed. She seemed a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back—a teapot here, a set of silverware there. So it’s quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, the Parish councilor hires private detective Agatha Raisin to lead the murder investigation. But the village is secretive…and no one’s talking. Of course that doesn’t stop the ever-persistent Agatha from sticking her nose where no one wants it—especially as the suspect list grows. And if it isn’t enough that Agatha’s own ex has reentered the picture, the killer is now targeting Agatha!  With Something Borrowed, Someone Dead, M. C. Beaton delivers more of the Agatha Raisin readers can't get enough of. 

"M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery."—The New York Times Book Review

"In [this] lively mystery…Agatha displays a wit and sharp tongue that will continue to please her many fans."—Publishers Weekly

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

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The recession was biting deeper into private detective Agatha Raisin’s finances. The bread-and-butter work of her agency, the divorces, missing teenagers, even missing dogs and cats, was drying up as people preferred to go to the police for free help, and men and women in unhappy marriages opted to wait before paying Agatha to find proof of evidence for divorce.
Her agency staff consisted of two young people, Toni Gilmour and Simon Black, as well as retired policeman, Patrick Mulligan, elderly Phil Marshall, and secretary Mrs.

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"In [this] lively mystery…Agatha displays a wit and sharp tongue that will continue to please her many fans."—Publishers Weekly

"M.C. Beaton is one of my favorite cozy authors, and her latest installment will not disappoint her fans. There’s just something about the characters and reading the books makes me feel like I’m visiting old friends."—Criminal Element

 

"Just like its predecessors, [Something Borrowed, Someone Dead] provides plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing."—Bookreporter.com


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M. C. Beaton

M. C. BEATON, who was the British guest of honor at Bouchercon 2006, has been hailed as the "Queen of Crime" (The Globe and Mail). In addition to her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Agatha Raisin novels, Beaton is the author of the Hamish Macbeth series and four Edwardian mysteries. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between the English Cotswolds and Paris.

 

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Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
An Agatha Raisin Mystery
M. C. Beaton

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250047564
ISBN10: 1250047560
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312640132
ISBN10: 0312640137
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466834699
ISBN10: 1466834692
304 pages
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