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Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (Agatha Raisin Series #21)
     

Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body (Agatha Raisin Series #21)

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by M. C. Beaton
 

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ISBN-13:
9781849015998
Publisher:
Robinson Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Series:
Agatha Raisin Series , #21

Meet the Author

Hailed as the "Queen of Crime" by The Globe and Mail, British author M. C. Beaton writes the popular Agatha Raisin series as well as the Hamish Macbeth series. Writing under the name Marion Chesney, she is also the author of many historical romance books and a series of Edwardian mystery novels.

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Busy Body 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Agatha Raisin mystery is one of my least favorite, with a very fragmented story meandering in many directions. There's more focus on Agatha Raisin's personal sex life than the mystery. Agatha just had hip replacement surgery but it somehow does not stop her from going headlong into chasing another new man in town. She is about to have sex with the guy and she thinks she should have gotten a Brazillian wax job! Her soon to be partner asks her if she has had any sexual diseases and states that he prefers women with no hair......on their nether regions! So does that sound like a Miss Marple to you? Me neither. Agatha Raisin, in addition to being rather promiscuous at 55 years old, is really really nasty. When she finds out the guy has been murdered, she's RELIEVED because she won't have to face the embarassment of a failed one-night stand!! She cold, calculating and self-absorbed. Her only reason for wanting to solve the crime is to get close to her perpetual on-again, off-again lover, James Lacey. They illegally break into homes and tamper with evidence. If you like this sort of book, then go for it. You might want to check your locak Library first. As you can tell, she's not Miss Marple!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't think there could possibly be a more annoying character than Lyn Hamilton's heroine until I found the heroine, of the Iris House mysteries. Then I didn't think there could possibly be one worse than Tess in Iris House until along came Toni Gilmour in the Agatha Raisin Mysteries. That one has caused me to stop buying the Agatha Raisin mysteries and to view the next Hamish Macbeth with dread for fear Beaton has felt compelled to introduce a permanent, secondary character, full of angst with which the reader is expected to sympathize, and which changes Macbeth's character and detracts from it.
Famfatale More than 1 year ago
A light read, not my favorite of the series, but they can't all be great.
Suetalk More than 1 year ago
I received this book on Thursday and finished it on Friday. Aggie is vulnerable, nosy and right in the thick of things again. A very fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed this series so much and chuckle about the quirks of Agatha as she goes about attempting to understand other characters and solve a mystery.
Disappointedereader More than 1 year ago
I think I received a condensed version of the book. Disappointed!
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You can always be assured of a fun read with M. C. Beaton whether it's Agatha solving cases in the Cotswolds or Hamish Macbeth keeping the highlands free of crime.
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This is the first of this series that I have read. I will read at least one more to see if the entire series is good enough to buy. This one was mildly interesting.
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