Piddlebury è un sonnolento villaggio dei Cotswolds scampato ai flussi di turisti della domenica. Una comunità piccola e chiusa, che però sa accogliere Gloria French, nuova compaesana che molto si spende nelle attività di beneficenza e nell’assistenza agli anziani. Ma Gloria ha un difetto: chiede in prestito le cose più disparate, che poi immancabilmente non restituisce. Forse anche per questo, quando viene trovata morta, uccisa con del vino di sambuco al veleno, nessuno ne piange la dipartita.
Il presidente del consiglio comunale incarica Agatha di indagare, ma la nostra detective si scontra con un muro di omertà. Per di più, non riesce a lavorare serenamente perché il suo ex marito, James Lacey, fa gli occhi dolci alla giovane Toni Gilmour, collaboratrice di Agatha, risvegliando in lei sopite gelosie.
- ISBN: 8833210316
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 256
In this 24th book in the 'Agatha Raisin' series, the private detective is on the trail of a poisoner. The book can be read as a standalone. ***** People who live in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury are gracious when newcomer Gloria French - who always helps out at church and reads to the elderly - a Leggi tutto
Review of a Netgalley review copy. I read the first five books in the series several years ago, and did enjoy them, but found the formula a little tedious after a while and stopped. Asked to review the latest in the series I was interested to see where the series had gone. Nothing much has changed. It Leggi tutto
For whatever reason, this one was even more fun to read than most of the others in the series. It will be a favorite.
This book was a big disappointment. It took me forever to read, mainly because it just didn't hold my interest. I have to wonder if M. C. Beaton is still writing the Agatha Raisin series or if she has a ghost writer. I've noticed that the last few Agatha books are lacking in good storylines, well-de Leggi tutto
After reading twenty four of these books (and two short stories) I’m confident I could write one myself. The formula is well-established and one knows exactly what’s going to happen and when. Still, they are quite amusing, if somewhat frustrating, at times and they make the daily commute seem shorte Leggi tutto
What I continue to enjoy about the Agatha Raisin mysteries is the sheer fun of them. Predictability is a good thing in these delightful stories about Agatha, a retired owner of a London public relations firm and now owner of a private detective agency in the Cotswolds. Agatha will always become invo Leggi tutto
This was an improvement over the last book in the series, though still not as engaging as the first few titles. Agatha has become a pastiche of herself, she and the other characters continue to behave in baffling ways, responding to one another as if each one (aside, of course, from Mrs. Bloxby) is
I really need to stop reading this series. The characters are really unpleasant (is the author trying to discourage people from visiting the Cotswolds?) and the writing is sloppy almost to the point of incoherence.
Another great Agatha Raisin book. I haven't read them for a while and it was like returning to old friends. I have warmed to Agatha and her group of friends, Roy, James, Charles and Mrs Bloxby, the vicar's wife, as well as the glamorous Toni Gilmour, Agatha's assistant. As always the characters are i Leggi tutto
This author has become a real disappointment. When she first began her Agatha Raisin series I very much enjoyed the books. She is a prolific writer coming out with a yearly addition to the series. Unfortunately, for the past decade she has followed a recipe for her plots only changing the names of t Leggi tutto
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