By M. C. Beaton
After approximately being killed by means of either a employed hit guy and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin may perhaps use a few low-key circumstances. So whilst Robert Smedley walks throughout the door, made up our minds to turn out that his spouse is dishonest, Raisin Investigations instantly bargains to help.
Trouble is, Agatha hates divorce circumstances - in particular whilst she's been employed by means of Smedley - yet she has a company to run now and she's now not approximately to show away a paying consumer. regrettably for Agatha, Mabel Smedley seems to be the best spouse, younger, lovely and a standard volunteer at church. yet simply as Agatha is able to hand over, Smedley is poisoned with weed killer, leaving Mabel, the top suspect, to inherit a fortune.
With nobody left to pay her, Agatha comes to a decision to drop the case... that's till her outdated buddy Sir Charles Fraith turns up back to re-ignite her interest.
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Extra resources for Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon (Agatha Raisin, Book 16)
Although she is now your ex-wife, she would still be the beneficiary. " "She did," he said. " He paused. " I compressed my mouth. "No. I can imagine. Still, I'm worth more to her alive than dead. " "And if she wanted to get married again? " I shook my head. "She might have killed me in a fury three years ago, but not now, cold bloodedly, with other people involved. It isn't in her nature. " He kept his voice dead even, but he had clearly expected more reaction than he got. I wasn't horrified or even much taken aback.
The Major, full of ducal champagne, gracefully agreed. He and Fenella climbed aboard and I waited outside with the Duke. " he said. " He studied me slowly. " I put my fingers on my forehead and felt the sweat. "It's a hot day," I said. Colin came eventually. He too was sweating: his now crumpled open shirt had great dark patches under the arms. He had ridden five races. He looked thin and exhausted. " he said abruptly. "I knew," said the Duke. " Colin looked back to where the Polyplane still waited on the ground.
I wondered whether 'anything' meant sleeping with the pilots, or whether that came under the heading of pleasure, not profit. I didn't intend to find out. Not getting involved included Honey, in the biggest possible way. " She pursed her mouth and put her head on one side. "Not altogether. In fact, absolutely the reverse. We had too much capital tied up in it. " She stood up abruptly, seeming to think that she had already said too much. " The daylight was fading fast. She came and stood dose beside me, not quite touching.
Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon (Agatha Raisin, Book 16) by M. C. Beaton