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A Spoonful of Poison (Agatha Raisin, Bk 19)
A Spoonful of Poison - Agatha Raisin, Bk 19 Author:M. C. Beaton Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin's detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she begins closing the agency on weekends, she remembers that when she has plenty of quality time, she doesn't know what to do with it. So it doesn't take mu... more »ch for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete---especially when the fair's organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower.
Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there's more going on than innocent village fun. Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned, and the festive family event becomes the scene of two murders.
Along with her young and (much to her dismay) pretty sidekick, Toni, Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering, keep the church funds safe from theft, and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the village---all while falling for handsome George, who may have secrets of his own.« less
Interesting mystery in the English countryside of the Cotswolds. Agatha Raisin and her detectives must find the person who put LSD in the jams at a fair. It was consumed by two elderly ladies who jumped to their deaths. She finds that the funds are taken by one of her employees from the fundraiser. She suspects everyone in the small town. IT is my first novel from this series and I may read more to see where this detective started.