"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
"Once you meet Agatha Raisin, you'll keep coming back".
M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin is not Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. She doesn't knit or pretend to be slightly dotty to inspire confidences that undermine the killer.
Agatha smokes, drinks, is vain and jealous. She prides herself on her good legs and shiny hair. Her non-surgical face-lift keeps old age at bay.