By M. C. Beaton
There's not anything extra miserable for a middle-aged lovelorn lady with bald patches on her head than to discover herself in an English seashore hotel out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a prior research, travels to an old school lodge so one can fix the wear and tear clear of the buddies in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. unsatisfied concerning the gradual effects and triggered via the aged citizens of the inn, she consults the neighborhood witch for aid. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, simply in case!) and is quickly sprouting hairs and taking pictures the partiality of the village police inspector. however the quiet city is shocked by means of the homicide of the witch. Which one of many graying visitors is in a position to any such brutal crime? The brassy but endearing Agatha won't cease until eventually she reveals the culprit--and, after all, a bit love, too.
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It had taken every cent the girl could earn and scrape together to pay the expenses of nursing. She'd work in the office daytimes and then come home and take over the job of being night nurse. " Mason asked. "No. She was rather mysterious about the whole thing, simply said she was going to take life a little easier, that she had been working very hard and had been under quite a strain. People who knew what she had been through sympathized with her and were glad to see her relaxing a bit. "One of the girls in the office thought that Dianne was going to get married but didn't want anyone to know about it.
Now then, we start in on Harrison T. Boring and there's a different story. Just as it was easy to find out about Dianne, it's hard to find out anything about Boring. The guy has a small account in a Hollywood bank. You can't find out much about it, of course, from the bank, but I did find out that he had references from Riverside, California. I started investigating around Riverside and picked up Boring's back trail there. Boring was in business but no one knew what business. He didn't have an office.
She got that impression simply because of the manner in which Dianne parried questions about what she was going to do and whether she had another job lined up. "Dianne's father was drowned when she was about ten years old. He and another fellow went off on a trip to Catalina and like all of these inexperienced guys who start off with outboard motors and open boats, they simply didn't realize the problems they were going to encounter. They ran into head winds apparently; ran out of gas, drifted around for a while and finally capsized.