Agatha Raisin

20170119_154253After a recommendation from another mystery fan, I’m reading my very first Agatha Raisin.

M.C. Beaton’s storytelling is smooth and enjoyable, but I haven’t quite clicked with Mrs. Raisin herself. The character is funny, yes, but she’s also a bit grumpy, petty and even rude.

Still, the expansive series has a huge following, so I won’t give up. I might find myself in the fan ranks before the end.

6 thoughts on “Agatha Raisin

  1. I must admit I’ve never been able to become a proper fan of Agatha Raisin either, though I’ve tried! I listened to an audiobook version a year or two back with the wonderful Penelope Keith narrating in the hope that that would do the trick, and it helped a little, but I still just can’t seem to love her… Hope you have more success!

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    1. I think I’m in the same boat as you. I finished the book (which was otherwise good) but Agatha Raisin just isn’t someone I like. I’ll try the audio book, and there’s a series, too. Maybe that Agatha click for me. There’s still a little glimmer of hope. 🙂

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      1. Absolut unglabuliche REzi! Mirg efällt auch der Ton, den die Dame anschlägt Super!! Glückwunsch! Naja und lass dich vom – nicht erhaltenen – Delia bloß nicht runterziehen. Wir wissen doch alle, wie subjektiv diese Sachen sind. Und alles passiert aus einem GRund, den man vorher gar nicht weiß. Vielleicht sollte die Jury nicht &#&xn0;A2gefi2t8#8221; werden *G* Ich liebe dieses Wort *G*


  2. Nice idea. Lets hope there are blogs in 14 years time I agree that long time planning is the only way to go to get a solid base. When I first started making websites 7 years ago I was thinking 2-3 months ahead. If I knew then what I know now about long ahead planning I would be a multi millionare for sure. So just 7 more yer#2&a8s30;


  3. I ha e to admit that I’ve read all of the Agatha Raisin mysteries–more than once. I don’t like the way she chased after just about anything in pants but I love the descriptions of the Cotswald, the cottages and just the English village life. I just wonder if you have seen the tv series ? If so , did you like it?


    1. Hi Claire, sorry for the late reply. I’m still trying to get my blog to display comments (or at least make them visible to ME! 😉 Yes, I’ve seen the TV series on Acorn and I like it, maybe even more than the books. I had an easier time sympathizing with Agatha on the show instead of just finding a bit antagonistic.


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