Hot to Trot - Agatha Raisin, Bk 31 Author:M. C. Beaton When private detective Agatha Raisin learns that her friend and one-time lover Charles Fraith is to be married to a horrid socialite, she sees it as her duty to find out what she can about the woman. Coming up empty, Agatha--out of selfless concern for Charles, of course--does the only sensible thing she can think of: she crashes their wedding, ... more »resulting in a public altercation. Just when she thinks things can't get any worse, she hears a scream from a stable on the property and rushes over, only to discover that there's been a murder--and that she and Charles are suspects.
In a race against the clock to clear their names, Agatha dives headfirst into the glittering lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy--and the world of international show-jumping. The riders are glamorous, the horses are beautiful, and the intrigue runs deep, leaving Agatha with her own list of suspects as long as a stallion's tail.
When sinister evidence emerges that appears to seal Sir Charles's fate, Agatha must uncover the truth before a net of skullduggery closes around him and he loses his ancestral home, his entire estate, and his freedom. And if things weren't complicated enough, Agatha's ex-husband, James Lacey, is back in Carsely and back in Agatha's heart.« less