@2@@20@Love, like hell, is a four-letter word for Agatha . . . @21@@3@@2@No happily ever after for her! Recently married to neighbour James Lacey, Agatha quickly finds that love is not all it's cracked up to be - soon the newly-weds are living in separate cottages and accusing each other of infidelity. Then, after a fight down the local pub, James vanishes - a bloodstain the only clue to his fate. Naturally, Agatha is Suspect Number One. Determined to clear her name - and find her husband - Agatha begins her investigation and promptly discovers a murdered mistress . . .@3@@16@@2@@20@Praise for the Agatha Raisin series:@21@@3@@2@'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson@3@@2@'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' @18@Publishers Weekly@19@@3@@2@'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' @18@Booklist@19@@3@
M.C. Beaton is the internationally bestselling author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and her Agatha Raisin mysteries have been made into a Sky TV series starring Ashley Jensen. M. C. Beaton is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries. She lives in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.