Christmas Crumble [NOOK Book]

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Christmas tale that’s holly, jolly—and deadly, by golly…

At home alone for the holidays, Agatha Raisin decides to host a dinner party for the elder residents in her Cotswold village of Winter Parva. Agatha’s never been much of a homemaker, but she’s dead-set on making this the perfect holiday for the “crumblies,” as she affectionately calls them. She’s decorated a tree while fending off her cats Hodge and Boswell, and even made a (lumpy) Christmas pudding in between swigs of ...

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Overview



Christmas tale that’s holly, jolly—and deadly, by golly…

At home alone for the holidays, Agatha Raisin decides to host a dinner party for the elder residents in her Cotswold village of Winter Parva. Agatha’s never been much of a homemaker, but she’s dead-set on making this the perfect holiday for the “crumblies,” as she affectionately calls them. She’s decorated a tree while fending off her cats Hodge and Boswell, and even made a (lumpy) Christmas pudding in between swigs of rum. But when Agatha dumps the pudding on the head of the local self-proclaimed lothario—an eighty-five year old with a beer belly and fingers like sausages—his death by dessert proves more than a trifle as mysteries mount higher than the season’s snowfall. So much for trying to do good by her neighbors. Now Agatha needs no less than a Christmas miracle to get herself out of this one...

Deck the halls with boughs of folly this Christmas with Agatha Raisin, a modern-day Miss Marple, who Publishers Weekly calls “an absolute gem!”


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250028631
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 24,323
  • File size: 351 KB

Meet the Author



M. C. BEATON has been hailed as the “Queen of Crime” (The Globe and Mail). Chosen as the British Guest of Honor for Bouchercon 2006, she is the author of twenty-two previous Agatha Raisin novels, the Hamish Macbeth series, and an Edwardian mystery series. Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between the English Cotswolds and Paris.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Wish I'd Known

    Sure wish I had known before ordering the book that it was so short! There needs to be some indication of the length of a book before purchsing it. Disappointed.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Quite short

    I was disappointed that this book was only 31 pages long. It is usually mentioned when they are that short. I never thought to loook at the file size.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Quick Read

    Looking for a quick mystery short story this is it. Quick and easy done in less than hour.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Don't bother

    this book was boring and was hard to follow. Had no idea who the characters were and this book was not worth the money.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    this was a joke....it was only 31 pages long....what a rip off

    this was a joke....it was only 31 pages long....what a rip off

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    An Agatha Raisin story that does not disapoint

    This is a good Christmas read. Agatha Raisin always provides a chuckle along with some suspense and her Christmas dinner idea is something for everyone to think about during the holidays. We could all open our homes to people in out community who are alone during the holidays and it might be a hoot on top of doing something nice.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Bit of a mystery

    Very good book,an interesting story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    For 90 cents it wasn't bad.

    Short, sweet, and to the point. The ending was a bit predictable, but for 90 cents, what could you expect?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    A good read.

    Good short read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Not a favorite

    Since this was a freebie on the Nook, I took a chance. Sent it to archive after reading and did NOT enjoy it at all.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    E

    This very mini novella should have been free.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Agatha Raisin does it again, holiday style!

    Agatha Raisin is one of my favorite characters and she is up to her old tricks in this short, but fun Christmas read. I would have liked a bit more depth to this story, but Agatha shines here as she always does. With her old pal Roy Silver to help keep her out of trouble, Agatha serves up a Christmas holiday for Carsely's "crumblies". In typical Agatha style, things go awry, but all turns out in the end. Quick and fun to read, Christmas Crumble will put you in the holiday spirit.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2012

    Good intrigue.

    Agatha Raisin is at it again. I love reading about her antics and how she gets herself into one mess after another - yet solves each one and survives them.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Juvenile

    Blaaah!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    Agatha's so much fun!

    As usual, Agatha gets into and out of a mess with a lot of laughs in-between. Hurry please, Ms. Beaton, and write more Agatha Raisin books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Good Read

    I prefer the Hamish MacBeth stories to the Agatha Raisin ones however, this is a decent read and worth your time. M.C. Beaton does justice to her subjects and their small town living.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

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    All I can say about Agatha is she has got to be the most dysfun

    All I can say about Agatha is she has got to be the most dysfunctional cook in the world. She really makes you laugh at her concoctions. This year Agatha is attempting to serve a holiday dinner to some local elderly people. Most of the people learn through the night to appreciate what she did for this holiday except for two people one is Len Leech who seems to think Agatha has the hots for him, boy is he far off in that assumption the other is Freda Pinch who has it out for Agatha from the beginning of the book til the bittersweet end.

    When Len makes one pass to many Agatha dumps her concoction of pudding and other things in it on Len's head and he winds up taking the swan dive, Agatha finds herself in deep trouble and can't seem to shake what is going on with Freda Pinch who takes it upon herself to damand that Agatha is guilty, and when that fails she decides to sue Agatha.

    The really mysterious part was after Agatha was declared not guilty by the police and Freda sues Agatha, Agatha goes to see the women to find something else going on and Agatha's spinning mind won't quit til she solves the mystery.

    The only thing I disliked, like most people that the book was too short. Ended before it began, I was glad to find a quick introduction to Agatha and can't wait to read more of her books!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 20, 2012

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    Posted November 8, 2013

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