Agatha, cinquantenne dal carattere difficile, decide di cambiare vita: chiude la sua società di PR, lascia Londra e si trasferisce nei Cotswolds, un'area di pittoresca bellezza nel cuore dell'Inghilterra. A Londra non si era accora di non avere amici, ma giunta nel villaggio di Carsely si ritrova sola e isolata. Donna attiva e prepotente, Agatha non si accontenta di inserirsi nella nuova comunità, ma vuole diventare anche popolare. Come fare? Partecipare a una gara culinaria. E se non si è in grado di cucinare? Andare a Londra a comprare un'ottima quiche. E se il giudice muore mangiando la quiche? Inizia un caso per l'eccentrica investigatrice.
- ISBN: 8850256108
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 256
Agatha Raisin is one of my favorite cozy Character, she is not particularly likable until you get to know her and she tends to spout off whatever enters her mind. Having retired from a successful career in advertising she has set out to fulfill her childhood dream of going from poverty stricken city Leggi tutto
"It helps in public relations to have a certain amount of charm and Agatha had none." I'm not sure how to classify this one - I suppose it's a cozy hybrid with a golden age type. It defies common cozy rules such as no swearing, a sweet main character, and a suitable feel-good vibe. Instead Agatha is Leggi tutto
. This is a light, cozy mystery, set in the Cotswolds of England. This is the first book in the series and introduces the reader to Agatha Raisin, a newcomer with an acerbic personality. She sold her PR firm in London and opted to settle in a small village. Although she is brash, vain, and used to ge Leggi tutto
Este libro es una lectura ideal para quienes disfrutaban de los misterios protagonizados por Miss Marple o por Jessica Fletcher. Agatha Raisin es una publicista de mediana edad que, por fin, consigue el dinero suficiente como para retirarse y abandonar Londres para vivir en una bucólica región de In Leggi tutto
A complete delight! I always thought these books looked cheesy, especially the mass market editions, but I was totally wrong. I loved the writing, the characters, the pacing. I was hooked from the first page. So happy it is a long series.
This is the coziest and funniest mystery I have read in recent months. I just loved the quirky 52 year old amateur detective, femme fatale Agatha. I loved the old, droll village and the villagers. I loved the repeated mentions of Agatha Christie. Some of the funny incidents had me laughing out loud
I've heard quite a bit about Agatha Raisin, here and there. Everyone loves her, from what I've seen, and I've read a little bit of M.C. Beaton's other series, so I paperbackswapped the first Agatha. Hm. It always irritates me when the blurb on the back reveals the first victim, and often details of th Leggi tutto
I rate THE QUICHE OF DEATH a 3.5 stars and enjoyed reading it. Agatha retires from her job and moves to a village away from London. Agatha, who knows nothing about cooking, decides to enter a local quiche contest hoping to make herself look outstanding in the village. After purchasing her quiche in
Easy read A bit boring I just was reading it slowly and taking my time It could be better and more detailed But it’s an okay start of a series of cozy mysteries
I've wanted to read this book for ages. I've realized that I usually love "older" characters. Especially ones that are quirky or snarky. In Agatha's case...she is very abrasive, bossy, and unlikable to most around her. She would probably be a person you can't stand in person, but she is hilarious to Leggi tutto
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