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.