C Beaton takes us on the detective adventure with Agatha as we try find out who did it, it isn't always easy to figure out who did it. C Beaton Recommended for: Fans of comedy dectective novels This books is part of a series of books featuring the amateur sleuth Agatha Rasin, this is a very funny detective fiction novel, the characters that feature in this are described well and you get a really sense of the characters and the surrounding areas. I found her both touching and hilarious. If you love Agatha Christie, you'll love Beaton's Agatha Raisin! What is the situation now? But Agatha has an awkward secret too. When I discovered that Simon from The Readers enjoys this series I was interested but when I discovered that it takes place in the Cotswolds of England, I knew I had to check it out.
Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson 'M. With no one left to pay her, Agatha has to drop the investigation. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. She discovers a new liking for detective fiction, but it isn't enough to occupy her, so she decides to ingratiate herself with the locals. I know she is supposed to be annoying, and she certainly was.
She piled some up in the grate and set fire to them and soon had a blaze roaring up the chimney. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' Booklist. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. I'm really looking forward to many more hours reading of Agatha's exploits. Faced with accusations and embarrassment Agatha finds herself on her first case. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. The first few books in the series are a fun read as Agatha continues to adjust to village life in early retirement and keeps stumbling into adventures.
She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. And, much to James' chagrin, she won't rest until she finds the killer. It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner's tag on her toe. Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M. Revenge is a dish best served warm… High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. Agatha is spending Christmas at home in the Cotswolds - and in a fit of goodwill towards all men and women she invites six of Carsley's oldest residents to come around and share Christmas lunch with her. Beaton's novels are well-written, period.
This is a re read of this book. Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! Some of the funny incidents had me laughing out loud I was listening to audio book while jogging making other joggers vary of me. This is a light, cozy mystery, set in the Cotswolds of England. Unfortunately, it seems the killer also won't rest until Agatha is out of the picture. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge not only snubs her entry—but falls over dead! I understand the need to pull a reader in, but — especially in this case — it seems to obviate the need to read the first seventy-five pages or so. And if Agatha now can't have George, at least she can have the satisfaction of confronting those women who have and finding a murderer in the process. And at night, we'd sit around the and I'd tell him which of the cottages I was to live in one day.
I don't much care for series, but look forward to reading more in this one. Winning the local baking contest she decides will put her well on the road toward acceptance so she enters the quiche category. Her efforts resemble a bumbling comedy of errors, yet she takes credit for more than her due. It was an enjoyable read in a delightful setting. When a series of mysterious assaults on the town's finest gardens is followed by a shocking murder, Agatha gets the chance to remind him of her genius for investigation. You know when you have to plod through only adequate writing? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and coroner's tag on her toe.
After her quiche's secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth. Having treated the judge, Mr Cummings-Browne and his odious wife to an expensive dinner, she then buys a quiche from an expensive London delicatessan and enters it as her own work. The next thing that she knows, the judge has eaten some of her quiche at home and has dropped dead. Agatha is a high-powered advertising executive who sells her business and moves to the country. Agatha Raisin, investigatrice, stava per risolvere, e da sola, il Grande Mistero della Quiche. It captured my attention right away with its prickly protagonist Agatha Raisin.
Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Agatha is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, pack-a-day habit and major man lust. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife: young, pretty, and a regular volunteer at church. There are 27 books in this series - wow. As Agatha goes on the hunt to find out how and who put poison into her store-bought quiche, she winds up making some friends in the village much to her surprise. All future Agatha books follow similar plots which can be condensed roughly to this: Agatha gets embroiled in absurd shenanigans that provoke her envy, jealousy, and lust; someone dies; Agatha enjoys the thrill of nosing about to solve the murder even if it looks like an accidental or natural death; and finally, she solves the mystery after false leads and run ins with the police. As a small side note, that Agatha got into reading big time was a joy - not adding to the plot, but adds to the fun of reading about a character reading.
She somehow manages to be skeptical and cynical while remaining hopelessly naïve and fragile in some ways. She jumps in head first with her interview techniques and rubs many people the wrong way. La protagonista es una mujer en los cincuenta y tres años que se acaba de jubilar de su propia pequeña empresa publicista, es una mujer dura , divorciada, sin a Andaba buscando un título largo, después uno con fruta, y luego algo de cocina, y me encontré con este librito que después caí en cuenta tiene su propia serie de tv, aunque no la he visto más que al pasar haciendo zapping. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. As she brazens her way through her investigation, she makes both friends and a deadly enemy. We are also introduced to handsome retired colonel James Lacey, who moves next door to Agatha towards the end of this story. An example: Back in her cottage, she found a basket of pseudo-logs by the fire, little round things made out of pressed sawdust.
Low and behold the judge of the competition dies after eating her quiche. It was muddled and confused; it's standard operating procedure in a mystery story for one suspect after another to come to the fore and be discounted — see any episode of almost any tv show featuring a cop. I found her both touching and hilarious. Agatha Raisin is nothing less that a unique individual with her own take on life and how to attack a problem. The stereo typing could have so easily been avoided. I gave Agatha Raisin a couple of chances. Beaton has delighted readers and fans alike with her Agatha Raisin mysteries.