Book Rec Of The Day / A SOFT-Boiled Detective

Agatha Raisin, a former high-powered ad executive turned english cottage resident in ye old english village, can’t seem to keep away from mystery and mayhem in her bucolic and idyllic retirement.

In this edition a spring of drinking water once free in the village, now is for sale and competing interests produce a deadly result.

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Agatha is the extreme opposite of the quiet subdued Miss Marple but endlessly more fun! A true emancipated woman with a twist of  sardonic wit and utter frustration.

Some of my fav dialog –

Miss Simms -a friend

” Are you going to investigate?  Will Mr. Lacey be helping you?”

” I don’t know what James is doing these days and I don’t care,” said Agatha.  ” But I will be doing public relations for the new water company on a freelance basis.”

“Pity it’s water,”  said Miss Simms.  ” Now if it was gin or whiskey, you could get us all some free samples.  My current boy-friend is in bathroom equipment.  I can get you a toilet seat.”

” That is kind of you, but my toilet seats are all right.  Do you know any members of the parish council?”

AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WELLSPRING OF DEATH by M. C. Beaton

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Soft-boiled but it will keep you laughing!  Have a fab night!

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” The egyptian head rolled off  its pedestal knocking Mr. Peabody to the floor near the foot of the curator. “

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