A Spoonful of Poison

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A Spoonful of Poison

By M. C. Beaton

Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312943509, 296pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Description

Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that now all she wants is some R&R. But as soon as she cuts back her hours, Agatha remembers that when she has too much quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete-especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, happens to be a gorgeous widower. Problem is: Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned...and the festive family event soon becomes a murder scene. Now Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the seemingly innocent village-all while falling for handsome George, who may just have some secrets of his own.

"A Spoonful of Poison" is sure to delight fans of the bestselling Agatha Raisin mystery series by M.C. Beaton.



About the Author
M. C. Beaton has been hailed as "the new Queen of Crime." She is "The New York Times" bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, including "As the Pig Turns" and "Busy Body," set in the English Cotswolds, as well as the Hamish Macbeth mysteries set in Scotland. She has also written historical romance novels and an Edwardian mystery series under the name Marion Chesney. Before writing her first novels, Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter, a fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds. She was selected the British Guest of Honor for the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in 2006.


Praise For A Spoonful of Poison

“Terrific—a must-read.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A clever tale…featuring irascible, lovable Agatha Raisin. A Spoonful of Poison will go down just fine.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Beaton’s sly humor enhances the cozy-style plotting, while updates on Agatha’s…romantic travails are as delightful as ever. The open-ended resolution points to more madcap mayhem to come.”—Publishers Weekly