"A DEAD end... to BAD hair days..."
―The Wizard of Evesham's tagline

Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham is the eighth book in the Agatha Raisin Mysteries series by M. C. Beaton. The book was published in 1999.

In 2018, the book was adapted as part of the second season of the Agatha Raisin TV series.

Book description

After a home dye job ruins her hair, Agatha Raisin, the prickly yet lovable amateur sleuth, turns to the wonderful new hairdresser in the neighboring town for help. And as Agatha soon learns, Mr. John is as skilled at repairing her coiffure as he is at romancing her heart. But the charming Mr. John isn't all he appears to be. According to gossip around the salon and the village, some of his former clients seem to be afraid of him. Could Mr. John really be a ruthless blackmailer? When a murderer strikes at the busy salon, Agatha must discover the truth and the killer's identity before it's too late.


  • Agatha Raisin
  • Mr. John

Television adaptation

Main article: Agatha Raisin & the Wizard of Evesham

The events of this story were adapted as the first episode of the second season of the Agatha Raisin television series.

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