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Publisher's Summary

Abandoned by new husband, James, Agatha Raisin hops on a plane to the South Pacific in the hope that an idyllic holiday will bring some consolation. There, she befriends a honeymooning couple but, tragically, the young bride is accidentally drowned. Returning home to the Cotswolds, Agatha finds herself involved in a strangely similar situation - a woman, dressed in a wedding gown, is found floating in the river. The police say suicide, but Agatha sets out to prove them wrong.

©2006 M. C. Beaton (P)2012 AudioGO

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Consistent Development

The stories remain engaging and fresh partly due to the entrance and exit, and re-entrance of various new and old characters. While Bill Wong, the Vicar's wife, and Roy remain consistent interlocutors, they are somewhat more in the background than Agatha's co-sleuths, who carry more of the weight of each story. James Lacey, Charles Fraith, and now John Armitage provide the up front foils for Agatha's detecting and their here, gone, and again here give the stories consistency and grounding. Their serial introductions keep the story line from becoming too staid. These are fun stories and provide good entertainment without the heaviness of more serious stories. Even so, these are not comedies and while there is some humor, it plays a distant role and occurs naturally as part of the story at infrequent, even sparse instances.

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Another pleasant visit with Agatha

The latest addition in this series is funny, light and very enjoyable. The plot was well developed and the characters intersting and amusing. This is truly a good book.

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Wrong Spanish Accent

Sigh. Apparently, no-one told Penelope Keith that a Chilean accent is VERY different from a Spain-Spanish accent. In South America, Central America, and North America, Spanish speakers do NOT have the “th”/lisp! Thus, the Hernandez family (& others) would NOT pronounce their “z”s, “s”s, etc. with a “th” sound. They also would NOT pronounce “English” as if there were an “H” in front of it. Hmmnnn... do Spain-Spanish people add an “H” sound?

How did NO-ONE involved in the production bother to find out what makes up a Chilean accent? (Especially since, not only is it VERY different from a Spain-Spanish accent, Chilean also has features unique to it, compared to other “Latino” accents.)

Story is good; interesting, and we learn some new information re different locales, as per usual :-)

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Another great story of Agatha and her adventures

Always a great story and a few good laughs following Agatha as she attempts to solve a mystery before the police do.

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Better

This book was better than others on this heroin. It kept my interest all the way.

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Love all Agatha Raison stories

I am never disappointed by these stories. There is always love, mystery, laughs, and travel.

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So funny

I'm just laughing so hard reading her. It's supposed to be a mystery and it is but my goodness the scrapes she gets into.

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Always a lark, but spare us the conservatism

I listen to the Agatha Raisin books in the car when I just need light diversion from miserable traffic. The stories and characters can be silly, but that is the point.

This one made me feel like the author is pandering to a stereotype of certain demographic (older women). Anti feminist despite the fact that the main character leads a life enabled by feminism. The conservative sexual politics (the pandering really) turned the book from pleasantly silly to embarrassingly stupid.

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A different Agatha...imagine that!

I'm addicted to the Agatha series, and this book features a different Agatha!
She's had some hard knocks: her 'on again/off again' romance with James turned
into marriage that quickly went sour, and he took off (no spoilers..) Our girl needed
some healing time... and she reckoned with maturity! This is a fun read with some new
characters, and an Agatha who is showing some emotional maturity (some.. not totally! ).
This goes fast, and I look forward to more growth, more new opportunities with thanks
to the author for pushing into new territory and props to Penelope Keith, a marvelous reader!
This series always makes me laugh out loud!

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Wonderful

Love the Agatha Raisin stories.
They get better and better, lots of humor and Penelope Keith is simply marvelous as a narrator.