Private detective Agatha Raisin once again crosses swords (or in this case, arrows) with Detective Chief Inspector Wilkes in the 34th entry is this enchanting cozy mystery series. In Dead on Target, Agatha finds a body near a village fete. It’s the house-rich, cash-poor and maid grabbing landowner, Sir Godfrey. He has an arrow in his chest and his pants around his ankles. Since there was an archery demonstration earlier with Agatha as its mostly unwilling star, the DCI immediately suspects an accident. Soon after, Sir Godfrey’s death is ruled a murder. The DCI wastes no time announcing that Agatha is his number one suspect. It doesn’t help that they have had words before about Agatha meddling in police business. Agatha vows to find the real killer with the help of her new man friend, Detective Inspector John Glass.
Dead on Target is a pleasant read. The mystery was well done with plenty of red herrings. Of course, the main joy of reading this series is Agatha herself. Her sarcastic view of life and her resulting cutting dialogue are just delightful. 5 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.