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?
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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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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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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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!
I love Agatha Raisin as a character and Penelope Keith's narration brings her to life!
I loved hearing about Cypress. Penelope Keith is the perfect Agatha Raisin. MC Beaton's stories are so fun!
I just love this series and, boy, am I ever glad that there are so many of them!!
it was very entertaining. I always enjoy Penelope Keith narration and MC Beaton is a great author
Narrator's voice was too old and too angry for the main characters. First time I've liked a TV version over a book. Wouldn't buy another Agatha Raisin book having heard this one. I was disappointed in the story as well.
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.