Agatha investigates things that go bump in the night in the fourteenth book in the series, complete with brand new cover design
M.C. Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street. As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries. She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.
Agatha Raisin has some interesting things to take her mind off a boring summer first, a new, seemingly unattached next- door neighbor, and second, a ghost reported in a nearby village. Paul Chatterton initiates a friendship with Agatha and urges her to work with him to solve the riddle of the hauntings. Although it takes Agatha a long time to get dressed for each of their outings, they do finally make it to the house, only to be frightened away by its stalwart owner. When the owner is found dead, Paul and Agatha's interest in the case grows, but their petty jealousies cause them to pursue separate investigations. Donada Peters, an accomplished reader, never falters in her portrayal of the childish main characters. Her voice has a husky timbre that is ideal for the characters male and female and her use of local English accents is amusing. Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
In M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House, the Cotswolds village sleuth investigates the murder of the owner of a supernaturally challenged house-and meets a handsome new neighbor. Besides the Hamish Macbeth series, Beaton is the author of Snobbery with Violence (Forecasts, June 2), an Edwardian mystery, writing as Marion Chesney. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.