Agatha Raisin, Amateur Sleuth
January 03, 2011
I am writing this blog with an English accent, so in the same spirit, you might want to read it with an English accent – preferably out loud…
If you’d like a light mystery series filled with eccentric characters to read while enjoying tea and scones, I propose that you give M. C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series a go. This series will take you to the picturesque English Cotwold's where you will view life through the eyes of Agatha Raisin, who has retired early from her successful London PR firm and taken up life in the village of Carsley. The transition from the bustling city life to the quiet confines of small town living proves to be more that what Agatha bargained for. Instead of patronizing fine restaurants and shopping in expensive stores, Agatha frequents the local pub, has tea at the vicarage, gets tangled up in village controversies, and takes it upon herself to solve the bizarre murders that have seemed to occur only since her arrival.
You will want to begin the series by reading Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. Needless to say, once you’ve read book one, you will want to read all 21. But don’t worry, the books read quickly, and the audiobooks are great when taking a day drive.
Ta-ta and Cheerio and all that. And have fun with Aggie!
Blue Springs North