Agatha Raisin's neighboring village of Ancombe is usually the epitome of quiet rural charm, but the arrival of a new mineral-water company - which intends to tap into the village spring - sends tempers flaring and divides the parish council into two stubborn camps. When Agatha, who happens to be the PR person for the water company, finds the council chairman murdered at the spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members have silenced the chairman before he could cast the deciding vote? It is up to Agatha, still nursing a bruised heart from her broken engagement, to investigate the councilors, solve the crime - and promote the water company in the face of all this scandal.
In this book the author uses too much I think of the established patterns in the previous stories. The book reads oddly formulaic. The performance as usual from Penelope Keith is wonderful but the material is fairly reasonable at best
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At the risk of repeating myself, I LOVE THIS SERIES, and I strongly recommend that you get it.
I would also like to reiterate how funny these stories are. I find myself LOL while I listen--the problem being that I'm sometimes listening at 0200 in the morning. Yeah, my Husband was NOT happy.
On to the next!
Enjoying this series. Well written with good character development. Immerses readers into plots. Thanks for the journey into the English countryside.
I love this series! Agatha is a leading lady you can really support! Hooked on this series.
Sorry it ended! Enjoyed it very much. Well narrated and clear interesting voices for individual characters.
What disappointed you about Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death?
Previous AR books were cheeky and fun but #7 has most everyone being nasty to each other which became quickly tiring. Doubt that I will continue on with this series.
This book in the series is interesting but not as good as others . Penelope Keith is always entertaining and is still so. Enjoyed her characterizations The story line however, is somewhat thin.
she does it again. I stumbled onto agatha raisin after seeing 'a spoonful of poison' on the NY times best seller list. I had no idea at the time it was just one in a series. I was hooked after that one and decided to start from the beginning. I love her!
There are times when our Agatha becomes a bit PATHETIC. However the "who done it" aspect remains intriguing.
A perfectly good murder mystery ruined by needless CRAP!!! PLEASE!!! This is the second in the series that I am SO disappointed in . . . Is someone else writing these? I don't like Agatha in this and the last book . . . she's hateful, sleazy, and no longer witty . . . and James has gone completely off his rocker . . . I can see by other reviewers that some are not turned off by Agatha's sleeping around with any Tom, Dick or Harry . . . but I am . . . I'm already committed . . . as I've bought the next two . . . but I'm quickly losing hope for M.C. Beaton and Agatha :(
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