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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death – M. C. Beaton Book Review

29 Nov


Series – Agatha Raisin #1

Format – Paperback book

Synopsis – High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. She’s off to make a new life in a picture-perfect Cotswold village. To make friends, she enters the local quiche-making competition – and to make quite sure of first prize she secretly pays a visit to a London deli.

Alas, the competition judge succumbs after tasting her perfect Quiche, and Agatha is revealed as a cheat and potential poisoner. Definitely not the best start. So Agatha must turn amateur sleuth – she’s absolutely got to track down the real killer!

My Thoughts – I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while but I’ve never got around to buying any of the books. I recently brought the first 9 books (I think!) on eBay and I thought I would dive into them pretty much straight away.

Agatha Raisin is used to being a high-flying professional in London and once she retires to the countryside realises that it’s not as idyllic and as fun as what it is meant to be. She ends up falling foul of the locals and has to end up redeeming herself.

I thought this book was pretty fun – it’s quite short and the plot isn’t very deep but its got quite a fun plot. I didn’t really warm to Agatha in this book – I found her quite rude but I’m hoping as the series goes on that I will find her work likeable. It was quite funny in places though. I live in a small village and it was quite similar to living round here – everyone has to know everyone elses business.

I did enjoy this and am looking forward to starting the next book in the series soon.

Rating – 3/5