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Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (Mass Market Paperback)

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The local ladies deemed him a "wizard." So when, to Agatha's horror, she finds several coarse gray hairs poking out of her head--and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair a lovely shade of purple--she makes a beeline for Mr. John, the handsome Evesham hairdresser who promises to work his magic on Agatha's coif. And the charming beautician also seems to have designs on Agatha's heart. But their future together is cut short when Mr. John collapses dead from poisoning in his salon--and Agatha suddenly has a murder case in her hair. Was it one of Mr. John's many customers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets? It's time for Agatha to get to the bottom of this hair-raising mystery.

About the Author

M. C. BEATON, the Scottish-born author of fifteen previous Agatha Raisin novels as well as the Hamish Macbeth series, lives in a village in the English Cotswolds.

Praise For…

"M.C. Beaton, aka Marion Chesney, spins another tale of mystery and droll humor."--RT Book Reviews "While her neighbor and sometime love interest James Lacey gallivants on the continent, Agatha (Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist, LJ 9/1/97) grows bored in the English village of Carsely. After witnessing the fearful reactions of several women to her choice of a talented and charismatic new hairdresser in nearby Evesham, she's ready to attach some nefarious plot to the man. With the help of friend Sir Charles, she begins nosing about, purposely leaving herself open to possible blackmail and economic exploitation. Her plans backfire when someone kills the hairdresser and torches his home. Another delightful cozy featuring Cotswolds surroundings, a bit of history, and buoyant characters, this will fit well in any collection."--Library Journal "Agatha Raisin is her same unlovable, yet lovable self - snapping at everyone, nasty to most, and yet so willing to please....Agatha embodies the characteristics of many middle-aged women who feel that life is passing them by. There is no equivalent to Agatha, with her acid tongue, in all of the mystery world....Long live Agatha Raisin!"--The Mystery Reader "What makes readers love Agatha Raisin?...Somehow this cranky middle-aged dame's many flaws only make her more appealing."--Booklist "[Beaton's] imperfect heroine is an absolute gem!"--Publishers Weekly "All of the quaintness of Agatha Christie but with modern twists to keep you even more entertained.... M. C. Beaton weaves a tale that will delight Christie fans as well as lure in a whole new crowd to the cozy subgenre."--ReviewingtheEvidence.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312948108
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 26th, 2007
Pages: 224