“This is a weekly meme, where you can get to display all those beautiful, funny, crazy and even those that make you think book covers you come across each week. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love looking at different book covers. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but they are sure fun to look at.
The Blog Hop is hosted by Yvonne, over at ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog‘ and the rules for taking part are pretty simple:
1. Cross to ‘Socrates’ Book Review Blog’. Take the button at the top of her post and post it on your blog.
2. Chose a book cover of your choice and post it. (You can post as many covers as you’d like.)
3. Sign up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page. Please use the url that links directly to your cover art post.
4. Visit other blogs on the list to see what covers they are featuring this week.
Yvonne, given that you have recently started up your great new blog, ‘Socrates’ Cozy Cafe’, especially for all us ‘Cozy Mystery Readers’, I thought that my cover this week would highlight one of our most prolific English cozy mystery writers.
M.C. Beaton, is a pseudonym for Scottish born author Marion Chesney, although she now resides in the picturesque Cotswolds region of England.
She has written a large series of books for both of her main characters, Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth and this week I would like to preview her 22nd book in the Agatha Raisin series, which is due for release in October 2011
“The picturesque Cotwsold village of Winter Parva has decided to warm the winter months after the holidays by roasting a pig in the town square. Agatha, always one for a good roasting, has arrived with her former protegée and current rival in the private detection racket, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the rotary spit is placed over a bed of fiery charcoals and the pig is carried toward its final resting place, Agatha realizes that things are not as they seem….
‘Stop!’ she screams suddenly.
The “pig,” in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the good people of the village. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when Gary’s ex-wife hires Toni to investigate. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as obviously vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha could do anything other than solve the case herself?”