By M. C. Beaton
After years of bullying others as a high-flying public family members boss, Agatha takes early retirement to a picture-perfect village within the Cotswolds. and the way greater to make neighbors than by way of coming into the neighborhood quiche-making pageant? to make sure first prize Agatha buys her access at a London delicatessen. unluckily, Agatha's ideal product is quickly uncovered - as not just store-bought yet poisoned. the competition pass judgement on succumbs after consuming it, and with him pass Agatha's possibilities of rural bliss - until she will detect the genuine poisoner...
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I tore to the sidewalk and stood beneath the awning, protected from the rain. A blast of cool air hit my face. While peering for signs of Matthew and Sylvie, I spotted two young men in swimsuits and a bikini-clad young woman bounding down the street. All wore flip-flops. All were armed with water balloons. The young woman, whom I recognized as Meredith’s niece Quinn, screamed—the sound matching the shriek that I believed had come from Sylvie. I breathed a sigh of relief that Matthew and Sylvie weren’t exchanging blows, though I shivered at the sight of the students.
I chuckled at my overreaction. Talking about Ziegler’s Winery had put me on edge. “Honey-onion quiche,” I said. In addition to selling cheese, The Cheese Shop offered homemade quiches. I tried to come up with a new recipe every week. Today’s was made with honey from Quail Ridge, applewood-smoked bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, and Emmental cheese to give it a nice bite. The first batch was minutes from coming out of the oven. ” “You’re the best. ” Meredith tapped her lower lip with her index finger.
Hey, man, want to take a tour of the place? ” “My folks. ” “I thought you were from New York,” Quinn said. “I am, but my folks came from Ohio. Anyway, see, they knew I was coming to paint this place, and . ” As the group continued its conversation and headed for the front steps, Matthew tore into the driveway. He screeched to a halt and scrambled out of his Jeep. “Bozz, give me some help. ” Matthew stomped to the rear of the Jeep and whipped open the hatchback door with such force I feared he’d tear it off.
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, Book 1) by M. C. Beaton