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Publisher's Summary

Agatha Raisin, retired PR supremo, has been spurned at the alter by the man of her dreams - her attractive neighbor James Lacey. So temporarily deserting the sleepy Cotswold village of Carsely, she pursues her fleeing fiancé to north Cyprus where, instead of enjoying a romantic honeymoon, they witness the killing of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Can the duo forget their differences and resume their strangely successful sleuthing partnership?

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. . . Off on a Rabbit Trail . . . to Cyprus

As a fan of Agatha Raisin, I was really looking forward to Book 6 in the series . . . but this one fell short for me . . . Agatha follows James Lacey to Cypress, where he ran off following their "almost" marriage . . . the tale had the promise of so much . . . but instead it was a cat and mouse story of Agatha pursuing James . . . James being wishy washy . . . and then a murder in Cyprus . . . and poor dissed Agatha falling into bed with Sir Charles Fraith . . . moving from a love affair with James to casual sex is too much for me . . . not at all like our Agatha . . . also missing is our fun and feisty sleuth with her sidekick, James . . . surely hoping the next installment is better :(

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could have skipped this episode.

Loved the first five books, but this one had too much arguing and fighting. Also, too much filler, with one character or another reading from a travel book about the area. The reader is wonderful, or I would have returned it.

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Mrs. Bloxby was right.

James is a peculiar person. I grew weary of all the bickering and fighting in the story. He is a cold, self-centered pig. I can relate to Agatha who is so infatuated with him she does crazy things. I missed all of the Carsely characters. I am also tired of the adjective ‘truculent’ I hope that the next book is better

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Series is STILL great!

This is an absolutely fantastic mystery series. The characters are wonderful, Agatha is maturing emotionally at a realistic pace, and the tension between the characters is enthralling. These books are so enjoyable to listen to and I love the narration. I feel like I'm there, right in the middle of the action, fighting through these toils with my characters. I'm vested in their lives. Please get this series. You won't regret it.

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Mixed Feelings

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love seeing Agatha develop over the course of the series, but this installment made me sad! James is so unworthy of her affection, and I felt so sorry for poor Agatha. Sure, she makes a lot of ill-advised decisions and digs herself into holes, but he is so cruel and cold. I hope she moves on to better men in the future.

Also, I missed the Carsley characters. 99% of the story takes place abroad, and I missed Bill Wong and Mrs. Bloxby.

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Whiney, grumpy and annoying

This is one of the worst books I have struggled thru painfully listening to horrible.

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Who wrote this book?

This book was pretty awful. I will try the next in the series but could easily see dropping Agatha and the awful James like a hot potato after this book. Yikes!

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Phoned in and padded out

Ms. Beaton's publisher must have been putting on the pressure to get a book out on schedule. So this is it. Barely a plot. Barely has anything to do with Agatha. Lots of driving to and fro. Lots of arguing and characters being mean to each other. Virtually no clues of any substance. And to add insult to injury, direct quoting from tourist brochures as filler (to get the page quota, I assume).
Lucky for us, Agatha as a character is so compelling that she can weather this muddle and we dedicated fans can move on to happier times of intriguing murders, actual clues, and the engaging characters and village life of the Cotswolds.
As for James and Charles...yawn. They serve as complications to pad out the flimsey storyline, but are pretty boring in this chapter of Agatha's second-life adventure.
Penelope Keith is marvelous of course. It's not her fault this book is such a loser.

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Great narrator but story plodding

This was a plodding story, but it is needed if you are following Agatha's love life. As usual Penelope Keith was wonderful

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Love the series but....

This has been a fun series up to this book. Way too much "historical tourist info". I would have appreciated the book more if the scenery had been described from the view of the characters instead of sounding like it was copied and pasted from a travel brochure so much. We'll see what the next book offers!

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