Agatha Raisin cozy mystery #6, this one set in Cyprus where Agatha has gone in search of James Lacey, her ex-fiance. Before long the bodies start dropping and Agatha gets herself involved in attempting to help the police solve the murders. Sometimes I really want to slap Agatha, but at other times she seems a bit like every woman and you can't help but sympathize.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was one of the more enjoyable mysteries in the series. It was nice to take a break from the Cotswolds for a change, as well as from the usual characters in Carsely. The book was very short, under 200 pages long, but very fun nonetheless. I am getting very sick of James' character, and I really wish Agatha would get over chasing him around. I want to see a man who is crazy about Agatha for a change. Overall a fun book!
While I love Agatha Raisin, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other books. I think because it was set in Cyprus and most of the beloved characters of Carsley are not in this story. I am still rooting for Agatha and glad that she is back home in the Cotswolds.
With Jimmy Raisin now dead and James Lacey hightailing it away from their wedding, Agatha is aghast that James would leave for their intended honeymoon destination without her. It was just a misunderstanding that she really was not a widow, but Agatha knows she can make amends if James would just give her a chance. Therefore, off to Cyprus and God willing she will get her man, but first she has to find him.
Agatha finally meets up with a very cold and brusque James and they are quickly drawn into a group of Europeans that somehow involve Agatha in yet another mystery. With the help of an old friend Sir Charles Fraith, one that Agatha really should avoid but yet makes for a very interesting twist to anger James, Agatha continues her investigation into not one but now two murder mysteries, which at times has Agatha in danger of losing her own life.
Though not a very imaginative book, the Agatha saga has me following story after story just to see what lie Agatha will tell next and how she will get herself of out her next sticky situation.
The one endearing part of this book is a very interesting conversation between Agatha and James when he explains his conflict with her and for the first time I see James really opening up. Now if only Agatha could see it that way and stop throwing Charles in his face.
Eh. You wish Agatha would either just give up on Mr. Lacey at this point, but then this book wouldn't happen if she was not chasing him around. You could skip this one. Lets hope there is another man out there......