Pushing Up Daisies

February 12, 2021 - Pushing Up Daisies (M.C. Beaton). When an unpopular Lord turns up dead inside his manor in the Cotswolds, the new, perhaps slightly more popular Lord of the manor hires private investigator Agatha Raisin to find out whodunnit. It's no easy task, as the investigation gets interrupted by handsome men – and more murders!

The first victim is Lord Bellington. He seemed pretty unlikeable to start with, and his plan to turn the village allotments into a housing estate didn't help his cause. So, when someone replaced the sweet wine he liked to drink with antifreeze, there was no shortage of suspects including his son, Damian. Damian insists he's innocent and hires Agatha to find the killer.

The investigation leads Agatha and her trusty team down many paths. One of those paths leads to London, where Agatha finds a handsome, young protégé. Another leads back to the allotments, where Agatha finds another body. Eventually, the paths eventually lead Agatha and company to the killer, but it's a long and winding road to get there.