Muse's Books (muse_books) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Muse's Books

Book 16: Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

Book 16: Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin #1).
Author: M. C. Beaton, 1992.
Genre: Cosy Mystery. Comedy.
Other Details: ebook. 196 pages.

High-flying public relations supremo Agatha Raisin has decided to take early retirement. She's off to make a new life in a picture-perfect Cotswold village. To make friends, she enters the local quiche-making competition - and to make quite sure of first prize she secretly pays a visit to a London deli. Alas, the competition judge succumbs after tasting her perfect quiche, and Agatha is revealed as a cheat and potential poisoner. Definitely not the best start. So Agatha must turn amateur sleuth - she's absolutely got to track down the real killer! - synopsis from author's website.

Thanks to a Kindle Daily Deal I was able to get the first eight in this popular long-running series. It was a perfect cosy mystery with Agatha as the proverbial fish-out-of-water or rather the urban Londoner moving to the countryside where 'incomers' are not well received by those born and raised in the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds.

Also, Agatha is an abrasive personality and this along with other factors created plenty of amusing situations that kept me giggling throughout. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
Tags: british, comedy, murder mystery

  • Book #5: Recursion by Blake Crouch

    This review contains plot spoilers, so it is behind a spoiler cut. Recursion by Blake Crouch My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book had a few…

  • Book 27 - 2019

    Book 27: The Umbrella Academy: Volume 1 - Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba - 184 pages Description from In an…

  • Book 21 - 2019

    Book 21: The Glow of Fallen Stars by Kate Ling - 359 pages Description from Love brought them together - life is pulling…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment