Just look at Agatha Raisin at twenty-six, already having come a long way from the Birmingham slum where she was born. M. C. Beaton's upcoming short story will find Agatha having dumped both her accent and drunken husband, but landing a job at a public relations office as a secretary.
Uncomfortable situations are part of PR, and Agatha's boss tells her to go to the home of Brian Devese to inform him that he's soon going to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him. Devese, impressed by her bold assertiveness, asks her to represent him instead, even offering her a staff and office. Agatha swiftly decides, of course, the best thing she can do for her first client is to clear his name by discovering who really murdered his wife.
This brand-new Agatha Raisin story will be released in August. We love learning how our favorite sleuths became who they are—what do you think of this smartly-dressed, go-getting young Agatha Raisin?