By M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin hasn't ever been one for enforced vacation cheer, yet her pleasant little village of Carsely has constantly prided itself on its conventional Christmas festivities. yet this 12 months the bells aren't ringing out Silent evening as Mr John Sunday, an officer with the Cotswold future health and safeguard Board, has selected Christmas because the time to crack down what he sees as gross misconduct by way of each guy, girl, and baby within the region. The village store is informed it may now not have wood cabinets that have been there because the time of Queen Victoria ‘in case somebody is inflicted with a splinter.’ The village tuition is ordered to go away lighting fixtures on at evening ‘to hinder unauthorized intruders from tripping within the dark.’ and kids are warned not to play with “counterfeit banknotes” after passing round toy funds within the playground. yet eventually Mr Sunday is going too some distance whilst he principles that there can't be a Christmas tree atop the church tower this 12 months. Soon...
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Yussef's face registered concern. "I was afraid of that. " Frank told Yussef that the boys were working on the mystery, and added, "My theory is that Hanleigh's scheme in contacting the Shah was to set up channels through which he could sell the medals - if he found them - without being prosecuted. " The man said apologetically, "I am sorry. I did not intend to trespass. I had begun to suspect Mr Hanleigh's story about the medal, and followed him there on two occasions. " Frank asked. "That is correct.
Chet heaved a huge sigh. " Joe grinned. " After a quick lunch the Hardys put on their parkas and boots. "I'm taking the camera along," Joe said. " The Hardys climbed into the Seagull and headed for Surfside. At the dock, Joe tied up while Frank braked and slackened sail. Then they strode off to the general store. Amos Grice, seated by the stove, slapped his knee when Frank and Joe walked in. "Glad to see you two. " "No, sir," Frank said. " He handed the snapshot to Mr Grice. The storekeeper stared at it, then handed the picture back without comment.
I won't wreck it! " Again the two prisoners pounded and kicked at the door. " Ike yelled. Hanleigh paid no attention. Joe came to a sudden decision. " The man gave a start. Upon seeing Joe, his face contorted in rage. " he shouted. "I'm not trespassing.
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (Agatha Raisin, Book 21) by M. C. Beaton