Hiss and Hers - Agatha Raisin, Bk 23 Author:M. C. Beaton Agatha Raisin is as feisty as ever -- armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, there's some biting of a whole other sort going on. Agatha has fallen head over heels in love -- again -- for Cotswold gardener George Marston, but so have others, a long suspect list. She foots the bill for a charity ball just for t... more »he chance to dance with him, but he fails to show. Agatha finds his body in a compost heap -- dead from snake bite.« less
Once again M. C. Beaton has created an interesting and fun look into life in the Cotswold village wherein this series is set. It takes a special talent to generate interest in the same characters each book- especially when the main one is particularly flawed. Battling the demons of aging, insecurity, smoking and the fear of being alone, Agatha marches on and somehow makes us care about both her and the mystery that takes place when her latest male target is murdered.