Agatha Raisin, snug and warm in her Carsely cottage, has the same old feeling -- boredom -- until a report of a haunted house sends her and handsome new neighbor Paul Chatterton to investigate. Suddenly, middle-aged Agatha is aglow with romance and excitement. But the glow fades fast. It turns out that Paul is married and a cad. The victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy. And the ghost is most likely someone playing a malicious trick. Then, the old lady is found, murdered, at the foot of her stairs with a broken neck. Agatha thinks solving a murder is more interesting than ghostbusting, and soon has a theory and a rather risky scheme to prove it. As usual, the murders multiply and the suspects are many, but Agatha remains two steps ahead of the police and will end up saving the day once again. Was there ever any doubt? LOL This is the typical cozy romp through the Cotswolds, but I think Agatha is beginning to get her old spirit back a tad with this one. She's also showing a lot more wit than she has to date and set off a giggle or two while I read. M.C. Beaton's books are always good, but never great, and I always get the feeling that they should be fleshed out just a tad more than they are. Still, it was an enjoyable read and I'll give it a 3.5.