I cannot believe that M.C. Beaton wrote this book because there are way too many errors. Years have gone by since Toni Gilmour started working at the detective agency, yet she's still 18 in this story, for an example. There are a number of little things like this throughout the book, and it's frustrating. If they are going to get someone in to keep the series going under the name M.C. Beaton (a pseudonym already), fine, but at least have the ghost writer read the earlier books!
As for the plot, well, if you like Agatha Raisin then far-fetched plots don't bother you. It's impossible to believe that the body of a man could be mistaken for the body of a pig, but who cares if you are along for the ride. But if you are looking for a development of the metanarrative, then forget it. The details get muddled too much for there to be much book-to-book development.
Agatha is an abrasive character who, at times, annoyed the heck out of me - but she is so real! The story is very well writen with an excellent plot and unexpected ending. I started out not like the story (becasue she is so abrazive) but now want to get more in this series!
The different stories, Agatha interfering in people's life. She is a control freak, lol
Nothing, she is great with the voices
Like the narrated Penelope Keith
I have listened to this writer before and enjoyed it, just couldn't get into this one...will try again some other time.
Penelope Keith could be one of the ladies of Cosley!
Some of the Agatha Raisin books have come to rely too much on sex! This one turned attention back to the characters and the plot, and the outcome was very plausible.
Maybe, it is an easy read(listen)
Agatha...she is tough but likeable
The accents , of course, plus an insight into the characters that reading doesn't always bring
Always enjoy M.C. Beaton's books
Another book in the Agatha Raisin series that is typical, but that is not a bad thing. I have enjoyed disliking Aggie for years!
A frequent listener - mostly to mystery, police procedurals and science fantasy, with a few other bits and pieces thrown in. I live on a farm and run my own technical writing business, and listen to audiobooks while knitting and spinning yarn in my spare time.
Amusing, light-hearted, and entertaining.
I just couldn't buy the concept of the human body being on a spit for roasting, and being mistaken for a pig. Seriously, it's just not credible to me. Once I got past that, the rest of the story was amusing and I enjoy Agatha's character, as well as many of the others in the book. The reader just has to suspend disbelief for the pig incident.
I love her voice and her inflection, and always have. She's a perfect narrator for this book.
Overall a lightweight story with a good dash of humour, suspense, and intrigue. Not heavy duty mystery literature, but it's not supposed to be that kind of book. I enjoy listening to books like this when I'm doing other things, like knitting or other crafts, so I don't want a story that takes too much of my concentration. This was just right. Except for the pig...
Probably not. It's a fun story but once you've read it, there's not much to go back for.
Agatha Raisin is a great character, flawed, funny and larger than life.
Penelope Keith portrays her brilliantly. She's good with the other characters as well but I really focus on Agatha.
The reconciliation between Toni and Agatha, which pretty much happened internally was a good treatment.
The whole story was typical Agatha Raisin, which was what I was anticipating with glee. Agatha never disappoints. She gets herself into ridiculous situations and then always manages to get back out. I love the way she stumbles into fatal events. Also, I like her coterie of pals, the nice Mrs. Blocksby, the attractive-but-distant James, narcissistic Roy, and the noble Charles.
Can't pick just one.
It made me laugh, as I knew it would.