By M. C. Beaton
The morning of Agatha's marriage to James Lacey dawns shiny and transparent. yet her good fortune runs out within the church while Jimmy, the husband she had believed lengthy useless, turns up huge as lifestyles and two times as grotesque. Agatha has a pass at strangling him. James breaks off the engagement. So while Jimmy is located murdered subsequent day, Agatha and James are either the best suspects. And they'll need to interact that allows you to transparent their names . . .
"Beaton's dry feel of humour and her unflattering yet affectionate portrait of gruff, usually adolescent-acting Agatha makes this a bloom worthy picking."
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Their diet consists mostly of leaves and fruits, but they will also consume seeds, arthropods, bark and soil. This species typically lives in small groups of 6–10 individuals, with a single male and several females and their young. Larger groups of 25–30 individuals, often with multiple males, can also occur. Home ranges tend to be small, varying between 1–100 ha (2–250 acres), and are typically around 2 ha (5 acres) or less. Home ranges may overlap with those of neighbouring groups. Males make a distinctive loud croaking call that carries long distances and individuals from different groups will often call synchronously in the early morning, probably to advertise their territories.
There is a rufous or dark patch on each side of the face, between the eye and the ear. Subspecies P. t. sultani: northeast Tanzania. P. t. rovumae: eastern Tanzania. P. t. tetradactylus: western Tanzania. P. t. zanzibaricus: Zanzibar and Mafia islands. Similar species The Chequered Elephant-shrew (page 28) and Black-and-rufous Elephant-shrew (page 29) are both much larger. The Rufous Elephantshrew Elephantulus rufescens and the Shortsnouted Elephant-shrew E. brachyrhynchus are much smaller and have shorter legs; these two species are both very small and are not covered in this field guide.
It occurs in the lowland areas of most of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and throughout coastal Tanzania. Population size and conservation status Common throughout coastal Tanzania, parts of western Tanzania including Katavi NP, and in Jozani Chwaka Bay NP on Zanzibar. The main threat is habitat loss. Four-toed Elephant-shrew ssp . indd 31 31/01/2014 14:11 HYRAXES: Hyracoidea Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis Rock Dassie swahili: Pimbi A stocky hyrax with short legs, ears and face, giving it a snub-nosed appearance.
Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Book 5) by M. C. Beaton