Agatha´s former husband James is engaged to be married to a beautiful, young woman and Agatha has been kindly invited to the wedding. To take her mind off this, Agatha decides she has fallen for Sylvan, a Frenchman she met at James´ engagement party. To distract her still further she decides upon a holiday and flies to Istanbul, where unfortunately she bumps into James and his fiancée not once but twice - convincing him she is stalking them.
So when the bride is murdered on her wedding day, naturally Agatha is Suspect Number One - but then matters are turned on their head when the dead bride´s mother engages Agatha to take on the case of her murdered daughter! And very soon Agatha´s own life is in danger while she tries to solve the mystery of the corpse bride while fighting off (halfheartedly) the advances of a very attractive and determined Frenchman!
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
´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
´Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming!´ Amazon customer review