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Book Title: Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye|
The author of the book: M.C. Beaton
Date of issue: October 11th 2007
ISBN 13: 9781845295769
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 884 KB
Read full description of the books Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye:Agatha is dreaming of a white Christmas with mulled wine, roasting chestnuts and an open fire - but who will be joining her under the mistletoe?
In the grey of early October Agatha is obsessed by two things - Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. Although she claims to feel nothing for James now, secretly she dreams that if she can recreate the perfect Dickensian Christmas for all her friends it will somehow reawaken the old love affair.
Even a murder - the sudden demise of Mrs Tamworthy, poisoned with hemlock at the local manor house - finds Agatha reluctant to take a break from organising her yuletide celebrations. Yet poor Mrs Tamworthy had actually confided in Agatha that someone wanted to see her dead. So feeling a little guilty, Agatha sets out to solve the case with the help of young Toni Gilmour. Toni is just seventeen and alongside her, Agatha does feel decidely old and weary.
But as the 25th comes closer, Agatha's efforts are redoubled to catch the murderer - nothing can be allowed to interfere with her perfect Christmas Day!
Read information about the authorLike her on Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, Sarah Chester.
Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith & Sons Ltd. While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic. She left Smith’s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead. She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime. This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter. After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian. When that didn’t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes. Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.
Anxious to spend more time at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in 1977. After she had written over 100 of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms: Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with 1714 to 1910, she began to write detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M. C. Beaton. On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story. They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep. But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.
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