Agatha non ce la fa a stare con le mani in mano neanche quando le acque si calmano: per Natale, decide di organizzare una cena a casa sua ospitando tutti gli anziani di Carsely che negli ultimi anni hanno trascorso le feste in solitudine. Per non deluderli, e consapevole delle sue scarse doti culinarie, si affida a una società di catering, ma decide di preparare con le proprie mani almeno il dessert: un Christmas pudding, seppure in una versione “rivisitata” dai classici metodi sbrigativi di Agatha. Gli invitati abbracciano una rosa che va dall’adorabile al detestabile, passando per Len Leech, anziano sporcaccione incapace di tenere le mani al loro posto. E proprio Len finirà vittima della serata, ucciso dal dessert preparato da Agatha. O forse no?
Con questo racconto, Beaton smette i panni della giallista per regalarci una divertente commedia, che alla comicità sa però accompagnare anche teneri spunti su amicizia e solidarietà.
- ISBN: 8833210766
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 96
Rapidement lu pendant une insomnie, c'était sympathique de retrouver Agatha Raisin, fidèle à elle-même, mais l'histoire est vraiment trop courte pour se passionner et il n'y a pas vraiment de mystère.
I do like a bit of Agatha Raisin. This is a very short story (about 36 pages) and not really a mystery. Rather than be lonely at Christmas, Agatha puts together a meal for a bunch of elderly village residents & accidentally kills one of the guests. Or does she? In 36 pages you aren't going to get a
M.C. Beaton's "Christmas Crumble" is a very short (36 pages) book that isn't worth the sub-dollar price currently being charged for it. Oh, not for the price or shortness. But, very simply because Beaton thinks it's supposed to be humorous, when, instead, it's just a series of nasty, shallow, people Leggi tutto
Good. But way too short. If you want to try Agatha then start with The Quiche of Death as, like all her novels, it's substantial yet a whizz through fun read.
What is this even 😂 Really short, the plot was not even developed, I'm not exactly sure what was supposed to happen actually.
I read this Agatha Raisin short story (sub 40 pages) as part of a volume featuring the full-length "Agatha Raisin and the Blood of an Englishman". It's the first of several Christmas-themed stories by well-known writers that I intend reading this December. Apart from its length, this story also depar Leggi tutto
Had this for a number of years, needed some light reading as also reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I really enjoyed it, and i’m not a huge fan of short stories, it made me laugh out loud a couple of times too. Started to read AR and the Quiche of Death but she irritated me so much I gave up but wi Leggi tutto
If you love Agatha Raisin, as I do, this short story is a fun addition to her adventures. It reminded me of how much I enjoy M.C. Beaton and especially her both her Agatha Raisin and her Hamish Macbeth series. I find Agatha nasty and hilarious and I think I'm a little in love with Hamish and his Sco Leggi tutto
Fun and silly. Just right for a rainy afternoon.
This review is about a short story by one of my favorite authors, M.C. Beaton. In the short story, Agatha Raisin decided to cook a Christmas meal and invite a group of senior citizens that Mrs. Bloxley, the Vicar's wife, told her that they spent Christmas alone last year. During the party, Agatha Rai Leggi tutto
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