L'apparente serenità dei fiabeschi villaggi dei Cotswolds viene spezzata dall'ingombrante presenza di John Sunday, impiegato dell'Ufficio Salute e Sicurezza di Mircester. Negozianti, luci natalizie, persino i bambini cadono vittima della sua cocciuta applicazione delle norme. In breve, Sunday si ritrova con più nemici che capelli in testa. Una sera, durante la riunione di un vero e proprio comitato di protesta nei suoi confronti, i presenti - tra cui Agatha - assistono a uno spettacolo orribile, quello di Sunday agonizzante in un bagno di sangue nel giardino della canonica. C'è un assassino in giro, e Agatha si mette subito alla sua ricerca.
- ISBN: 8898713975
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 256
I honestly don't know why I continue to read this series. Almost every single person is unpleasant, INCLUDING the main character. The whole feeling of the series is uncomfortable, itchy and irritable - it's like wearing a too-tight sweater. I guess because they take place in a Cotswold village, I ke Leggi tutto
Another great Beaton book with the irascible Agatha Raisin at it again. A number of murders are investigated in this book with more time passing than usual and, consequently, a mystery a bit more complex than those in the past. A new addition to the detective agency adds another dimension. There's a Leggi tutto
I need to admit up front that I've read a few of the early books in this series and I didn't like them at all. In fact I decided to never read another one. But when I heard that Penelope Keith is narrating these I had to try one out. I've enjoyed Ms. Keith in "Good Neighbors" and "To the Manor Born" Leggi tutto
Read them! All of them. All 23. They are simply fabulous! I love them and love Agatha Raisin. The stories are set in the English Cotswolds - which is where I'm from, so that makes them extra special, but I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you want to read about an opinionated, outspoken, head Leggi tutto
Busy Body was another great addition to the series. The murder mystery was good but it wasn’t anything original. I liked the guy killed as he was easy to dislike. I wish I could remember why John was so unlikeable but not how (what lead him to be so strict). The characters were great with Agatha onc Leggi tutto
Will Agatha and Charles actually end up together??? Once again Agatha finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.... she also managed to get the swine flu.... there was a lot going on in this book, and ultimately all of it was over Christmas lights..... when I pick up a book in the series Leggi tutto
Agatha Raisin mi diverte sempre, ma le storie tendono essere tutte molto simili. Anche se in questo romanzo c'è l'inserimento di Simon Black, un ragazzo giovane, appena uscito dalle scuole superiori, che promette di essere un personaggio molto interessante; aspettiamo gli sviluppi. Agatha gira come u Leggi tutto
Listened to it on audio, I think that Penelope Keith is just brilliant as the narrator, which has encouraged me to listen to as many as I can. The story was good, a little bit 'Midsomer esque' but still very good. The writing in some parts is very exciting and in others very funny! Looking forward to r Leggi tutto
I found this one extra funny.
2.5 stars I wouldn't normally reach for a novel like this, simply because although I like crime and mystery novels, I prefer mine American, historical or both but this was a Christmas present and looked a nice light read. Light it was, I was amazed at how quickly I read it but it's fast paced and the Leggi tutto
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