Sebbene la sua agenzia investigativa vada gonfie vele, Agatha sembra lavorarvi per inerzia: animali e adolescenti scomparsi ormai l'annoiano. Due sole cose sembrano importarle davvero: James e l'avvicinarsi del 25 dicembre. Agatha ha sempre avuto una passione sincera per il Natale anche se, da bambina, le feste in famiglia erano quanto di più lontano ci fosse dalle atmosfere dickensiane da lei sognate. Ma ora ecco un'idea per provare a riaccalappiare James: la perfetta cena natalizia, magari conclusa con un bacio all'amato sotto il vischio! Peccato che una possibile cliente di Aggie, una ricca vedova che poco prima le aveva rivelato di sentirsi minacciata di morte da parte di uno degli eredi, decida di farsi ammazzare proprio sotto le feste...
- ISBN: 8898713819
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 264
Poor Agatha never seems to get it right. The men in her life let her down, or rather they don't meet her high expectations. Her schemes for publicity usually go wrong and someone else takes the limelight. In this latest story Agatha takes on a new assistant detective Toni Gilmore. Toni comes from a
As with most mysteries and detective fiction I've read that are supposedly set around Christmas, there's very little to do with Christmas herein! I've read other books by Beaton, but this is my first Agatha Raisin. I'm not sure I liked it. I definitely didn't hate it, though. Raisin is a grumpy ol' m Leggi tutto
I can always find a lovely literary palate cleanser in an MC Beaton book. This is not one of the better Agathas for the mystery, which is weak. But what happens outside the mystery with the regular characters like Charles and Roy and James and Mrs. Bloxby, and with a new hire at the agency, Toni, an Leggi tutto
Lately, nothing book-related worked for me. My friends might’ve noticed the absence of recent reviews. Most books I read were mediocre and not worthy of reviews, or re-reads not of the sterling quality either. Sadly, this one was no exception. It’s a new author for me though, so I stuck with the nov Leggi tutto
Not the worst Christmas present I ever got, but close. Considering it’s hailed as “sharp, witty, hugely intelligent [and] unfailingly entertaining” I expected a whole lot more. I also expected it to be Christmas-themed given the title, but the plot takes place in October. Only the last chapter featu Leggi tutto
Oh Agatha.. I wish I liked this more. This was my first Agatha Raisin book, after having watched the television series, and I actually like the older, more bullish version of Raisin in the book more than her TV representation. But that's where it ends, really. The plot is okay, not very thrilling or Leggi tutto
Ce roman voit l'arrivée d'une nouvelle recrue : Toni Gilmour, blonde, les yeux bleus, des cils clairs et un visage harmonieux. La jeune fille vient de décrocher le poste de stagiaire pour seconder Agatha Raisin à retrouver les chiens et chats perdus. Car notre Agatha est lasse et s'ennuie fermement Leggi tutto
Listened to in audio format. I previously read books 1-5 in this series a few years ago. When Kissing Christmas Goodbye came up as the Audible Daily Deal I had to snap it up. Although this was the 18th book in the series I was glad Roy Silver, DC Bill Wong and Sir Charles Fraith were still in the ser Leggi tutto
I love Agatha Raisin...she is so un-PC. I love all the re-occurring characters like Charles and Bill and Mrs Bloxey who are in each book and have been developed over 15+ books to where you know exactly what to expect. The addition of Toni as a main character was great. She is a smart girl who is get Leggi tutto
Agatha Raisin has always wanted to have a traditional Christmas with a proper Christmas tree, turkey and plum pudding and especially snow on Christmas day. Her previous efforts haven't turned out quite how she wanted them to. So she is planning well ahead and employing caterers so that nothing can g Leggi tutto
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