Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

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Marital bliss was short-lived for Agatha Raisin. Her marriage to James Lacey was a disaster from the beginning, and in the end, he left her-not for another woman, but for God. After having been miraculously cured of a brain tumor, James has decided to join a monastery in France. Agatha can usually depend on her old friend, Sir Charles Fraith, to be there when times are tough, but even Charles has abandoned her, dashing off to Paris to marry a young French tart.

Miserable and alone, Agatha hops on a plane and heads for a remote island in the South Pacific. To Agatha's surprise, she makes friends with her fellow travelers easily, and keeps herself out of mischief, despite the odd feeling she gets from one particularly attractive honeymooning couple. But when she later finds that the pretty bride has drowned under suspicious circumstances, Agatha wishes she had found a way to intervene.

Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha is grimly determined to move on with her life and to forget about James and Charles. They have, after all, forgotten about her. And what better way than to throw herself into another murder investigation? A woman, dressed in a wedding gown and still clutching her bouquet, has just been found floating in a river. The police say it's suicide, but Agatha suspects the girl's flashy young fiancé. With the help of her handsome, and single, new neighbor, Agatha sets off to prove the police wrong.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312207670
Branch Call Number: FIC Bea
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Day the floods came.


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Nov 26, 2018

AR book 12 of 30

Jan 26, 2016

The Day the Floods Came --- by --- M. C. Beaton
The river’s in flood, the town’ street are awash, the ground floors of shops are drowned in the onrush, and, floating down the river comes the body of a young lady dressed in a bridal gown, holding a bouquet of flowers. That’s the opening scene. So the question is, who froze the body, who dumped it in the river, who killed her in the first place and why? All the elements for a good murder mystery. And as usual, M. C. does not disappoint.

Jul 21, 2013

More plodding than the average Agatha Raisin mystery, but the ending had me reaching for the next installment.


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