Monday, September 2, 2013
Agatha Raisin and The Wizard of Evesham
The local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their future together is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon.
Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case. Was it one of Mr John's many customers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets?
Book eight in the Agatha Raisin series by MC Beaton is a delight.
With James Lacey away, and Mr. John being such a handsome, charming man, what choice does Agatha have but to cozy up to him - especially when mystery surrounds him? Is he just a nice man who genuinely cares for his customers, a womanizer or a blackmailer? Agatha sets a trap to find out for sure - only to have Mr. John murdered right before her eyes.
Agatha sets out to solve the murder with the help of Sir Charles Fraith and Roy Silver by her side. But can she find the killer before the killer finds her?
A great story.