By M. C. Beaton
Agatha is frustrated to discover attractive Mary Fortune ensconced within the affections of her fascinating bachelor neighbour. Mary is more advantageous in each manner. So whilst she is stumbled on murdered, buried the other way up in a plant pot, Agatha seizes the instant and begins yanking up village secrets and techniques and digging the dust at the hapless sufferer. yet is that this clever? in spite of everything, Agatha has a clumsy mystery too...
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He twinkled down on them, and raised his arm with terrific gusto. “‘For God! For de cause! For de Church! For de laws,’” he thundered unexpectedly. ” demanded Morgan. “Ay dunno yust what it mean,” admitted the captain, blinking on them rather sheepishly. “Ay read it in a book once, and ay t’ink it iss fine. ” He shook his head. “But ay got to be careful wit’ de books. ” “First,” said Morgan, “it’s agreed that you don’t want official steps taken, Curt? ” the other said violently. “I can’t do that, don’t you see?
She still seemed hurt by the behaviour of the eminent soaks; but her protective instincts had been roused and her small jaw was very square. She had even put on her shell-rimmed reading-glasses, which lent a look of unwonted sombreness (or flippant make-believe, if you like) to the thin face. And she had removed her hat, to show a mop of black bobbed hair. Sitting with one leg curled under her, she regarded Morgan almost fiercely. He said: “My girl, I wouldn’t miss it for—well, for a good deal.
He knows I’m wise to him, he knows I’ll take good care of that film; if I don’t pitch the rest of it overboard right away. No, no. ” For some time Peggy Glenn had been sitting silent, her chin cupped in her hands, studying the matter. 63 Her glossy hair was tousled across her forehead, and now she suddenly looked up with such an expression of diabolical brightness and practicality that she almost crowed. “You men,” she said, rather scornfully—“you men—just messing about, that’s all! Now you let me tell you what to do, and you’ll have your film back to-night.
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin, Book 3) by M. C. Beaton