Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 2000 - Fiction - 256 pages
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There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a previous investigation, travels to an old-fashioned hotel in order to repair the damage away from the neighbors in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. Unhappy about the slow results and prompted by the elderly residents of the resort, she consults the local witch for help. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, just in case!) and is soon sprouting hairs and capturing the fancy of the village police inspector. But the quiet town is stunned by the murder of the witch. Which one of the graying guests is capable of such a brutal crime? The brassy yet endearing Agatha won't stop until she finds the culprit--and, of course, a little love, too.
 

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User Review  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

Needed something light to escape into and Agatha Raisin fitted the bill. There's really not much I can add to previous reviews of the series - they are all pretty similar. Agatha is still moping over ... Read full review

AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WITCH OF WYCKHADDEN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Even before the gentle mayhem kicks in, Agatha Raisin seems to be at the end of her rope. Retired once more from p.r. work (Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death, 1998, etc.), she's still living ... Read full review

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THREE
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FOUR
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FIVE
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SIX
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SEVEN
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EIGHT
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NINE
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TEN
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About the author (2000)

M. C. Beaton has been hailed as “the new Queen of Crime.” She is The New York Times bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, including As the Pig Turns and Busy Body, set in the English Cotswolds, as well as the Hamish Macbeth mysteries set in Scotland. She has also written historical romance novels and an Edwardian mystery series under the name Marion Chesney. Before writing her first novels, Beaton worked as a bookseller, a newspaper reporter, a fashion critic, and a waitress in a greasy spoon. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the Cotswolds. She was selected the British Guest of Honor for the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in 2006.

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