By M. C. Beaton
There's not anything extra miserable for a middle-aged lovelorn lady with bald patches on her head than to discover herself in an English beach hotel out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a prior research, travels to an old school inn so as to fix the wear clear of the pals in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. unsatisfied concerning the sluggish effects and triggered by means of the aged citizens of the inn, she consults the neighborhood witch for aid. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, simply in case!) and is quickly sprouting hairs and shooting the partiality of the village police inspector. however the quiet city is surprised by means of the homicide of the witch. Which one of many graying site visitors is in a position to the sort of brutal crime? The brassy but endearing Agatha won't cease until eventually she reveals the culprit--and, in fact, a bit love, too.
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There are problems of crime, certainly. ” “Indeed. ” The sneer in his words was palpable by now. Poirot took no notice of it. “I have the honour to approach you on behalf of Lady Edgware,” he said. ” “I am quite aware of that,” said Lord Edgware coldly. ” “Refuse? ” Whatever else Poirot had expected, he had not expected this. It is seldom that I have seen my friend utterly taken aback, but I did on this occasion. His appearance was ludicrous. His mouth fell open, his hands flew out, his eyebrows rose.
Do not imagine, Hastings, that because I am studying the case from a psychological standpoint, I shall not try my best to succeed in the commission entrusted to me. ” I had feared an allusion to the little grey cells and was thankful to be spared it. ” I said. ” Poirot raised his eyebrows quizzically. ” I cried. “You are not going to leave me behind. ” “If it were a crime, a mysterious poisoning ease, an assassination - ah! these are the things your soul delights in. ” “Not another word,” I said determinedly.
And that is that,” said Poirot to me, as we left the suite. “The single idea - herself! She has no speculation, no curiosity as to why that letter never reached her. You observe, Hastings, she is shrewd beyond belief in the business sense, but she has absolutely no intellect. ” “Except to Hercule Poirot,” I said slyly. “You mock yourself at me, my friend,” he replied serenely. “But come, let us walk along the Embankment. ” I maintained a discreet silence until such time as the oracle should speak.
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (Agatha Raisin, Book 9) by M. C. Beaton