Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswolds 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... show more
Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswolds 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, just small things, 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, Parish councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer.
But the village is secretive and the residents resent Agatha's investigation. Of course that doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nose where no one wants it—especially as the suspect list grows. And, as if it isn't enough that Agatha's ex has reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2014-07-01
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Agatha Raisin (#24)
So you have this neighbor who likes to borrow things. And doesn't like to return them. Would you kill her for that? That seems to be the motive behind the death of Gloria French. When the whole village gets up in arms and starts accusing each other, Agatha Raisin is called in to find out who the k...
This was a fun and quirky whodunit that left me laughing and more bewildered about Agatha Raisin and her detectives than the mystery itself. Something Borrowed, Someone dead opens with the death of Gloria French, the do-gooder who has a knack of borrowing stuff from her neighbors and never giving i...
ARC from netgalley. Typical Agatha Raisin. One thing that irritates me about this series-how on earth is Toni still only 19? There have been at least two Christmases since we first met Toni, she's had at least 6 boyfriends, been engaged more than once, Simon has been, gone, got engaged and almost m...