Agatha is annoyed to find beautiful Mary Fortune ensconced in the affections of her desirable bachelor neighbor. Mary is superior in every way. So when she is discovered murdered, buried upside down in a plant pot, Agatha seizes the moment and starts yanking up village secrets and digging the dirt on the hapless victim. But is this wise? After all, Agatha has an awkward secret too.
M C Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street. As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries. She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.