Praise for M.C. Beaton
´I´m not sure I wouldn´t back Agatha against Jack Reacher in a fight. She has the ruthlessness. The cunning. And the poisoned quiche´ Daily Telegraph
´Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she could be living my dream life´ Entertainment Weekly
Beware, there´s a snake in the grass
Agatha has fallen in love - again. This time it´s the local gardener, George Marston, she has her eye on. But competition for his attention abounds. With her shameless determination Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball in town just for the chance to dance with him. But when George is a no-show Agatha goes looking for him - and finds he has been murdered, having been bitten by a poisonous snake and buried in a compost heap.
Agatha and the rest of her crew plunge into an investigation and discover that George had quite a complicated love life. And if Agatha now can´t have George, at least she can have the satisfaction of confronting those women who have and finding a murderer in the process.