From the Back Cover
Agatha Raisin won't let the guilty slither away!
Agatha Raisin is back and as feisty as ever―armed with her famous wit and biting sense of humor. This time, though, there's some biting of a whole other sort going on. She has fallen head over heels with George Marston, a local gardener who's become a lady magnet among the Cotswold village set. Shameless and determined, Agatha spares no expense to arrange a charity ball just to have a dance with him. Except things go terribly wrong―and George's failure to appear at the ball involves a sudden death and a poisonous snake. Now it's up to Agatha to investigate and find the truth about what happened. Along the way she discovers that George had quite a complicated love life. Agatha herself would have killed to have a chance with him…but did one of the Cotswold ladies actually do the deed?
"M. C. Beaton has a foolproof plot for the village mystery."―The New York Times Book Review
"One can't help but root for [Agatha] to solve the mystery and, at the same time, find a man who will love her truly and deeply just the way she is."―Criminal Element
"Few things in life are more satisfying than to discover a brand-new Agatha Raisin mystery."―Tampa Tribune Times--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.