Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure
The 3rd quantity of the M.C. Beaton secret sequence, starring Penelope Keith.
The Curious Curate
while the village curate is located murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to convey his killer to justice, relatively if the research additionally brings her towards her good-looking next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey. Duck and canopy nonetheless reeling from the dying in their curate, the population of Carsely opt for Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up. however the village Fete is not going to head easily whereas the killer remains to be among them.
The Buried Treasure
whilst Agatha embarks on a plan to renounce smoking; little does she comprehend that it'll bring about a treasure hunt, humiliation and a slightly nasty homicide. The Civil conflict the hunt to discover the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, the place they quickly get intimate - in a cabinet jam-packed with E. M. Forster first editions.
smooth instances and glossy manners. ‘Isn’t it hot?’ exclaimed the vicar’s spouse, pushing a moist tendril of gray hair clear of her face. ‘We’ll sit down within the backyard. what's your news?’ Over the teacups Agatha regaled her with a hugely embroidered account of her stories in London. ‘And how’s the recent curate?’ she eventually requested. ‘Getting alongside wonderfully. bad Alf is plagued by a summer season chilly and Mr Delon has been taking the services.’ She giggled. ‘I haven’t advised Alf, yet final Sunday there has been.
Head around the kitchen door. ‘We used to be simply speaking concerning the new curate,’ stated omit Simms. ‘Oh, him,’ snorted Doris. ‘Slimy bastard.’ ‘Come again here,’ shouted Agatha as Doris retreated. ‘What?’ Doris stood within the doorway, her palms folded over her apron, Agatha’s cats purring and winding their manner round her legs. ‘Why did you name Tristan a slimy bastard?’ requested Agatha. ‘I dunno.’ Doris scratched her gray hair. ‘There’s anything approximately him that offers me the creeps.’ ‘But you don’t recognize.
Reached it. invoice Wong used to be there with Wilkes. 4 policemen have been systematically facing the cellar, turning over bins, raking over the coal. Coal airborne dirt and dust rose within the air. Agatha prayed she wouldn't sneeze. after which invoice Wong walked over to the go well with of armour which encased the trembling Agatha. He raised the visor. a couple of terrified bearlike eyes stared again at him. invoice slammed down the visor. ‘Nothing here,’ he acknowledged. After the quest used to be over, Agatha may perhaps pay attention Wilkes complaining that.
Blew alongside Cheapside. Then all at once omit Partle seemed. Agatha sighed with aid. She were apprehensive that pass over Partle can be donning a hat or anything that would make her tricky to acknowledge. preserving good in the back of her, Agatha pass over Partle alongside to St Paul’s tube after which down the lengthy escalators to the critical Line platform. Now what to do? she questioned. Get into an identical carriage? Why now not, she made up our minds. omit Partle wouldn't realize her, disguised as she was once. They have been.
decide up his mail from the doormat and placed it on his table. In his cottage, she scooped up the pile of submit. She appeared thoughtfully at his answering computer. Why these kinds of journeys to London? Feeling accountable, she laid down the publish on his table and crossed to the answering desktop. there have been a number of messages, and all from Charlotte Bellinge. He should have stored them, suggestion Agatha dismally. the 1st one was once Charlotte apologizing for bringing a few guy known as Giles to dinner. ‘Do forgive me, expensive.