The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. BeatonPutting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when Judge Cummings-Browne not only snubs her entry--but falls over dead! After her quiches secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth…
Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroners tag on her toe…
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin 1)
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M. C. Beaton
Then murder comes a calling. As the novel opens, Agatha Raisin is sitting in her office in South Molton Street in London as she thinks about her imminent early retirement from the PR firm she has built up over the years. So she does, although the village of Carsely is not the quiet idyllic village she had hoped for. So to integrate herself into the village life, she decides to enter and win the Quiche baking contest. But her plotting ends in disaster and she soon finds herself infamous for al the wrong reasons. HAving been used to the posh London life, her dream to live in the Cotswolds of course is going to ensure some changes.