Eleventh book in this cozy British village mystery featuring the curmudgeonly, incorrigible Agatha Raisin. In this book, Agatha and her beloved James settle down to married life, but they're finding it not so smooth going after they return from their honeymoon. When James forbids Agatha to take the temporary PR job she's accepted promoting a new line of boots for a local company, it's the last straw and she moves back to her cottage next door and throws herself into her job. Meanwhile, James is seen out and about with Melissa Shepperd, a woman that he had relations with before marrying Agatha. When Melissa turns up dead and James goes missing, he becomes the first suspect in her death. When days and then weeks go by with no word from James, Agatha and her friend Sir Charles set out to find the killer. Enjoyable, typical book in the series, a light and predictable read.
Agatha's new marriage is not going too well and then James disappears. Was he having an affair with that tart Melissa? Did he kill her and disappear or was he killed too? Helped by Sir Charles will Agatha solve this one in time to save herself?
If you have been reading Agatha Raisin stories, you will love this one as well, it really goes into Agatha's and James' lives and romantic history. You just fall in love with the Cotswold area and feel more and more like you're neighbors with this pair of murder solving lovers.
Poor Agatha! She finally has James, but is it worth it? How can she keep loving him when he lies to her, cheats on her, puts her down, and drops her in the middle of a murder mystery and is no where to be found? Agatha always seems pessimistic, but really, she's a dreamer. Gotta love her!!
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it....the honeymoon is over almost before it starts for Agatha and James. He cannot deal with her cooking and housekeeping (or lack thereof) and she cannot deal with his wandering eye. But when James' cottage is found bloodspattered, and no James anywhere in sight, and then a neighbor that James had been involved with is murdered, Agatha must once again step in to clear both of their names.