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
This is the first book I read from M.C. Beaton and I didn't expect this book to turn out to be so good and enjoyable. I could connect with the characters and understand their emotions and their sense of humour. On this mystery, we follow Private Detective Agatha Raisin, a strong independent middle ag Leggi tutto
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
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
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
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
Agatha is determined to have an old fashioned Christmas, complete with friends, decorations, good food, and romance. She is involved in a case where someone has ostensibly murdered an obnoxious old woman with four obnoxious adult children. Agatha takes her new young detective, Toni, under her wing.
I absolutely adore Agatha..... In this book Agatha has decided she is going to serve the perfect Christmas dinner, perhaps she has forgotten her attempt to do this before? Or the fact that she does not cook? Of course before this happens Agatha ends up in the middle of a murder... Agatha has also tak 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
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