The Blood of an Englishman
An Agatha Raisin Mystery
The Agatha Raisin Mysteries: Book #25
In this irresistible new mystery from New York Times bestselling author M. C. Beaton, the adorably cranky Agatha Raisin investigates when a local bakeris murdered while performing in a seemingly harmless pantomime.
“Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman …”
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, herfriend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar’s wife, has persuaded her to support the localpantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agathawatches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then atrapdoor opens … followed by a scream and then silence.
Surely this isn’t the way the scene was rehearsed? When itturns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of privatedetectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamentalbehavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show—and face moreand more danger as the team gets too close to the killer.
The Blood of an Englishman is Agatha’s twenty-fifthadventure, and you’d think she would have learned by now not to keep making thesame mistakes. Alas, no—yet Agatha’s flaws only make her more endearing. Inthis sparkling new entry in Beaton’s New York Times bestsellingseries of modern cozies, Agatha Raisin once again “manages to infuriate, amuse,and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldlythrough another murder mystery” (Bookreporter.com).
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