Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton

Agatha has just returned from a very long and expensive holiday on which she had hoped to find friends, but it turned out to be a very lonely trip and she is glad to get back to her beloved Carsley, in the Cotswolds.

Unfortunately there’s a new inhabitant in the village, Mary Fortune is oe of those very annoying people who seem to be good at everything. She’s a wonderful gardener and superb baker and has well and truly dug herself into village life. Agatha isn’t happy about it all, especially when she realises that James Lacey is one of Mary Fortune’s admirers.

This is just the third book in the Agatha Raisin series, so I’m looking out for the next one, The Walkers of Dembley. Good fun!