By M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin hasn't ever been one for enforced vacation cheer, yet her pleasant little village of Carsely has continuously prided itself on its conventional Christmas festivities. yet this yr the bells are usually not ringing out Silent evening as Mr John Sunday, an officer with the Cotswold health and wellbeing and protection Board, has selected Christmas because the time to crack down what he sees as gross misconduct by way of each guy, girl, and baby within the area. The village store is instructed it could possibly not have wood cabinets which were there because the time of Queen Victoria ‘in case anyone is inflicted with a splinter.’ The village tuition is ordered to go away lighting fixtures on at evening ‘to hinder unauthorized intruders from tripping within the dark.’ and youngsters are warned not to play with “counterfeit banknotes” after passing round toy funds within the playground. yet eventually Mr Sunday is going too a ways while he ideas that there can't be a Christmas tree atop the church tower this 12 months. Soon...
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Extra info for Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (Agatha Raisin, Book 21)
Hannah let it go at that and turned to Shirley. “You look great tonight, Shirley. ” Shirley beamed, happy that Hannah had noticed. “I had it done when I went to Chicago last week. I got a promotion, you know. ” “It is. I found out I’m a better salesman than I thought I was. They were so pleased when I came back from Chicago with two new contracts, they decided to give me a clothing allowance. Can you believe that? ” Hannah asked, realizing that Shirley and Martin’s young sons were nowhere in sight.
Her antique cake knife. ” Hannah opened the bag and drew out an elaborately carved wooden case. ” “Yes, it’s beautiful. ” SUGAR COOKIE MURDER 37 The carvings were lovely, and Hannah admired the box for a moment. Then she lifted the lid and gasped as she saw the knife. “It’s gorgeous! ” “No wonder it looks so sharp! ” “Those colored stones are small blue and yellow sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. And the star at the top is a perfect diamond. ” “I will,” Hannah said, closing the lid of the box reverently.
Hannah thought about it for a moment and then she smiled. “Point well taken. ” “Not yet. If he gets held up, I’m supposed to save him a piece of Jell-O Cake. ” “Well . . there’s that, too. See you later, Hannah. I’m going to see if I can round up Tracey. ” Hannah smiled, watching her sister set out for the kitchen. She was just thinking about how pregnant women resembled sailing ships in a high wind, when she heard voices at the top of the stairs. Hannah put on the best smile she could muster, but since she’d been meeting and greeting for well over thirty minutes, it was beginning to wear a little thin around the edges.
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (Agatha Raisin, Book 21) by M. C. Beaton