Hiss and Hers by M. C. Beaton
An Agatha Raisin Mystery

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Readers will have a field day keeping up with Agatha and her cohorts.
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If only the bossy, beloved Agatha Raisin were as lucky at finding the right man as she is at catching killers in M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling mystery series

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of everyone's favorite sleuth, M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is as feisty as ever-armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, there's some biting of a whole other sort going on. Agatha has fallen head over heels in love-again. This time, she has her eye on the local gardener, George Marston, but so do other women in their little Cotswold village. Shamelessly determined, Agatha will do anything to get her man-including footing the bill for a charity ball just for the chance to dance with him. And then George doesn't even show up. Only partly deterred, Agatha goes looking for him, and finds his dead body in a compost heap. Murder is definitely afoot, but this killer chose no ordinary weapon: A poisonous snake delivered the fatal strike.

Rising to the occasion, Agatha rallies her little detective agency to find the killer, only to learn that George had quite a complicated love life. But murderously complicated? Well, if she can't have George, at least Agatha can have the satisfaction of confronting the other women and solving the crime. With Hiss & Hers, once again, "M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery" (The New York Times Book Review) in the irresistible adventures of the irrepressible Agatha.

 

About M. C. Beaton

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M.C. Beaton lives in the Cotswolds with her husband. In addition to the Hamish Macbeth series, she writes the Agatha Raisin mystery series.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Aug 02 2012

Beaton may not supply a great mystery...but as usual, the many amusing characters make it a hoot.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Jul 16 2012

Agatha’s foolish behavior, a painfully obvious culprit, and disjointed storytelling make this an outing for only the most devoted fans...

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Reviewed by Amie Taylor on Sep 21 2012

As always, M. C. Beaton presents us with an Agatha Raisin who manages to infuriate, amuse and solicit our deepest sympathies as we watch her blunder her way boldly through another murder mystery.

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Reviewed by Donna Brown on Jan 24 2013

Readers will have a field day keeping up with Agatha and her cohorts.

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