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Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, Bk 1)
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death - Agatha Raisin, Bk 1
Author: M. C. Beaton
Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her reci...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780804111638
ISBN-10: 0804111634
Publication Date: 11/1/1993
Pages: 192
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 100 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
This was my first M.C Beaton mystery and I found it to be thoroughly enjoyable. Agatha Raisin is a delightful sleuth, smart and funny. I really liked how there was an actual character arc for her, which is not always the case in mysteries. Much like the protagonist, I recently escaped corporate life, so some of her journey was wincingly familiar to me. The mystery, while a little simple, was well thought out.
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, Bk 1) on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you are into cozy mysteries - this is the series for you! M.C. Beaton outdoes herself with the creation of Agatha Raisin. This series, beginning with this book, The Quiche of Death, is wonderful. The characters are believable and you quickly are pulled into the story. A quick, enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This quirky mystery features a socially-inept retired P.R. executive trying to adjust to small-town life after a career in London. I confess I was not able to like the protagonist, who solves the rather contrived mystery by a matter of persistence and luck. This has been a popular series, so obviously others are more enthusiastic!
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Helpful Score: 2
The Agatha Raisin books are very, very light reading, but I have enjoyed every one I have read. Agatha Christies, they are not, however, and I always wish they were at least a little longer.

The fact that Agatha Raisin has a number of human failings that make her a rather unsympathetic character actually adds to the humor of the series, so if you like light mysteries, a bit humorous, nothing horrifying or salacious, why not try one of these stories?
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Helpful Score: 1
If you love strong female lead mysteries, this one is for you!
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reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, Bk 1) on + 41 more book reviews
The first of the Agatha Raisin series. Not my most favorite book of the series; but it was still good. You learn how she meets most of the people she knows now and you get more indepth with the character and her thinking...
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Makes me want to visit her village

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