By M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin hasn't ever been one for enforced vacation cheer, yet her pleasant little village of Carsely has continually prided itself on its conventional Christmas festivities. yet this yr the bells aren't ringing out Silent evening as Mr John Sunday, an officer with the Cotswold wellbeing and fitness and safeguard Board, has selected Christmas because the time to crack down what he sees as gross misconduct through each guy, girl, and baby within the neighborhood. The village store is instructed it could actually not have wood cabinets which were there because the time of Queen Victoria ‘in case a person is inflicted with a splinter.’ The village college is ordered to depart lighting on at evening ‘to hinder unauthorized intruders from tripping within the dark.’ and kids are warned not to play with “counterfeit banknotes” after passing round toy cash within the playground. yet eventually Mr Sunday is going too a long way whilst he principles that there can't be a Christmas tree atop the church tower this 12 months. Soon...
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He looked at the photo, then at her, and grinned. “You’ve colored your hair. ” She smiled and reached for the card. Maggie’s long, dark brown hair was her one vanity. She tucked back a strand that had escaped her braid. “Decided to go back to school when your kids left home, Ms. ” “No kids. ” A droll fellow, Officer Taggart. The truck in back of her was beeping steadily now. ” He taped a green label printed SPRING SHOW—DEALER just above the inspection sticker on the inside of her windshield. “Park over in the south field.
Between his shows and his antiques tours he was rarely home. And he was rarely alone, home or away. But Susan certainly was a great flirt. Always had been. ” Maggie shook her head. “She always seemed smarter than that. A little spacey. ” “And to jeopardize her marriage to someone as terrific as Harry. ” “Well, she does look terrific, as always. ” Maggie nodded. Susan was usually on some new health kick. Last year it had been radishes. She’d eaten at least a bowl or two during each day of the show, swearing they would guarantee smoother skin and more energy in one easy, nutritious package.
This engraving, 1792. Price: $75. Maggie had just finished pouring about three inches of sherry into each of two slender but not irreplaceable wine-glasses when Gussie motored up, dressed in black silk pants and a Chinese silk jacket embroidered with red and gold lotus blossoms. ” Maggie nodded approvingly. ” Any resemblance to the phrase Mayday, signaling a disaster, was purely intentional. ” “I sure did. But I don’t think they saw me. Susan and Vince were having an argument about something. ” “Well, when I was there, they sure weren’t arguing.