Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - A Spoonful of Poison

Title: A Spoonful of Poison
Author: MC Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books (September 30, 2008)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 288
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Library
Series: Agatha Raisin #19


Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea



Chapter 1

MRS. BLOXBY, WIFE OF THE VICAR of Carsely, looked nervously at her visitor. “Yes, Mrs. Raisin is a friend of mine, a very dear friend, but she is now very busy running her detective agency and does not have spare time for—”

“But this is such a good cause,” interrupted Arthur Chance, vicar of Saint Odo The Severe in the village of Comfrey Magna. “The services of an expert public relations officer to bring the crowds to our annual fĂȘte would be most welcome. Proceeds will go to restore the church roof and to various charities.”

“Yes, but—”


Overview

Agatha Raisin’s detective agency has become so successful that now all she wants is some R&R. But as soon as she cuts back her hours, Agatha remembers that when she has too much quality time, she doesn’t know what to do with it. So it doesn’t take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fĂȘte—especially when the fair’s organizer, George Selby, happens to be a gorgeous widower. Problem is: Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned…and the festive family event soon becomes a murder scene. Now Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the seemingly innocent village—all while falling for handsome George, who may just have some secrets of his own.

3 comments:

kelley jensen said...

sounds like a fun read, I'd give it a try. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Paulita said...

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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds fun, but not for me. Enjoy and thanks for joining us.