By M. C. Beaton
The neighborhood girls deemed him a "wizard." So whilst, to Agatha's horror, she reveals numerous coarse grey hairs poking out of her head--and the rinse she attempts at domestic turns her hair a beautiful coloration of purple--she makes a beeline for Mr. John, the good-looking Evesham hairdresser who grants to paintings his magic on Agatha's coif. And the captivating beautician additionally turns out to have designs on Agatha's middle. yet their destiny jointly is lower brief while Mr. John collapses useless from poisoning in his salon--and Agatha without notice has a homicide case in her hair. used to be it one in every of Mr. John's many shoppers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets and techniques? It's time for Agatha to resolve this hair-raising secret.
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This weather must make your job somewhat easier,' she remarked. ' he echoed. 'Yes, Mr Bale. Burglars will have too much sense to prowl the streets on chilly nights. ' Jonathan became solemn. 'If only it were so. Evil men pay no heed to the cold and they work by day as well as night. The frost fair is a boon to them for they know that so many houses will be empty. And here on the Thames, the pickpockets are still with us, alas. ' A great roar was heard from the bull ring. Jonathan's face hardened.
I must know. I came to Newgate in the confident belief that some appalling mistake had been made and that, when I'd spoken up for you, I'd be in a position to take you home or, at the very least, to set your release in train. Yet now, it seems, there were grounds for suspecting you. ' 'Heavens, man! Your life may be at stake here. ' 'It's all I can offer,' bleated Henry, looking up at him once more. 'For a number of reasons, there was bad blood between Jeronimo Maldini and me. It came to a head one evening when we had a chance encounter.
I'm the happiest of prisoners. ' Christopher grinned. ' scolded Sarah playfully. ' They all turned to watch the progress of the two skaters. Oliver and Richard Bale had now moved much further away to find a patch of ice they could have entirely to themselves. They were engaged in a race that could only have one conclusion. Though they set off together, Oliver was too preoccupied with staying on his feet to move at any speed. Richard was soon several yards in front of him. Putting more effort into his skating, he lengthened each stride and pulled right away.
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (Agatha Raisin, Book 8) by M. C. Beaton