By M. C. Beaton
The morning of Agatha's marriage to James Lacey dawns vibrant and transparent. yet her good fortune runs out within the church while Jimmy, the husband she had believed lengthy lifeless, turns up huge as existence and two times as grotesque. Agatha has a pass at strangling him. James breaks off the engagement. So whilst Jimmy is located murdered subsequent day, Agatha and James are either the major suspects. And they'll need to interact to be able to transparent their names . . .
"Beaton's dry feel of humour and her unflattering yet affectionate portrait of gruff, usually adolescent-acting Agatha makes this a bloom worthy picking."
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