Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham, Paperback

Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham Paperback

Part of the Agatha Raisin series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


The local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their future together is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case.

Was it one of Mr John's many customers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets?

Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem.' Publishers Weekly 'The detective novels of M.

C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status.' The Times 'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming!' Amazon customer review 'Agatha Raisin is sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non PC.

M C Beaton has created a new national treasure...the stories zing along and are irresistible, unputdownable, a joy.

If you buy one book a year, let it be this. Agatha Raisin is The Strongest Link.' Anne Robinson


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849011419



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In the useful preamble the reader is told about the early life of Agatha Raisin from her early humble beginnings.In the main story she decides to change her hair style and visits 'The Wizard of Evesham' aka Mr John,who is a wonder with ladies hair. He has other less likeable qualities however,as Agatha soon discovers.The residents of Evesham will not be best pleased with the description of their town and indeed of themselves I suspect. This is a readable tale albeit a light one which will not stay in the memory too long.