By M. C. Beaton
After six gruelling months spent in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her cherished Cotswold village of Carsely - and to her beautiful neighbour, James Lacey. real, James is under extremely joyful to determine her, yet Agatha is quickly consoled by way of a sensational murder.
The sufferer, present in a lonely box, is hiker Jessica Tartinck, who spent her lifestyles enraging filthy rich landowners by means of insisting on her strolling club's correct to hike over their homes. And now she has been present in a cornfield, battered over the pinnacle. Agatha lures the reluctant James into supporting together with her casual research, and there are such a lot of ends up in keep on with, for Jessica's fellow walkers appear capable, even keen, to dedicate murder.
And then there are the enraged landowners. desire springs everlasting in Agatha's breast, and he or she feels convinced that the path of a slippery killer can also be the line to love... or will it result in much more deaths?
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Finally, though, he had succeeded in getting a description of the cat. It was tawny with white paws, but he couldn’t mistake it, Mrs. Banfry told him, because of one very peculiar thing about it – it had mismatched eyes. Most Abyssinian cats had yellow or orange eyes, but Sphinx had one orange eye and one blue eye. Mismatched eyes in cats, though not common, were not unknown, Mrs. Banfry said. Of course, it meant that Sphinx couldn’t win any prizes as a show cat, but on the other hand it gave him the strangest, wisest, most knowing look – as if he understood everything that was being said and could answer if he wanted to.
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Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin, Book 4) by M. C. Beaton