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Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5)
Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage - Agatha Raisin, Bk 5
Author: M. C. Beaton
ISBN-13: 9780312961862
ISBN-10: 0312961863
Publication Date: 9/15/1997
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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18 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Just as Agatha and James are about to say their I Do's in wanders the allusive Jimmy Raisin. Yes, that Jimmy Raisin, Agatha's first husband whom she had thought was long dead.

So with the wedding off and Agatha spitting nails, Jimmy is found dead in a ditch and since it appears no one else knew Jimmy, it had to be Agatha who killed him. But wait, not so fast , there are others in this tiny village that have secrets and Jimmy being there just might throw a wrench into their plans.

This is a very good series, humorous and with an interesting cast of characters that follow Agatha from book to book.
nysbikergirl avatar reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
More Agatha and more James, and more murder. This one was good, with some one liners that made me laugh out loud. Agatha has got to be bi polar, don't you think? She is the best.
pj-s-bookcorner avatar reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 870 more book reviews
Agatha is set to marry her next door neighbor (James) - finally - when her long lost husband shows up at the ceremony. Agatha assumed he was dead but he's here in the flesh to stop the ceremony and live out his remaining years in cushy style with plenty of drink. When he turns up dead shortly afterward, all roads lead to Agatha and/or her former betrothed James. They embark on an investigative journey to clear their names.
talbot73 avatar reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 22 more book reviews
Any middle-aged ladies out there? Mrs. Raisin is a hoot and will make you laugh as she solves murders and deals with life.
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 30 more book reviews
another good one!
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 54 more book reviews
Another great Agatha Raisin novel!
EllieW avatar reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 31 more book reviews
Another good Agatha Raisin adventure. This is a fun series.
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 57 more book reviews
Moonstruck Agatha Raisin is tying the knot with distinguished but reserved James Lacey . . . but Jimmy Raisin hears the news in his cardboard residence among London's down-and-outs--and reaches Carsely village just in time to stop Agatha from committing bigamy.
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Agatha Raisin is a stitch, but the series should be read in something resembling sequence. This is nowhere near the first book, or the best, but it's a lot of fun.
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 62 more book reviews
This like the other MC Beaton books are a fast read, yet they are full of adventure and in this case emotion.
Your heartbreaks for Agatha, yet she can make you laugh in this book as well. All the while is trying this time to free herself from a murder rap. This a one of the BEST Agatha books.
FamFatale avatar reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 369 more book reviews
A lovely cozy mystery
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 92 more book reviews
Mookstruck Agatha is tying the knot with distinguished but reserved James Lacey before he can have second thoughts. After all, her first husband Jimmy must be long since dead of alcohol poisoning. But Jimmy Raisin hears the news in his cardboard residence among London's homeless--and reaches Carsely village just in time to stop the wedding. Book #5 in the series.
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Anyone who follows the adventures of Agatha Raisin (homely, middle-aged, and perpetually love-starved) must read this one...the story of her unfortunate first marriage, her subsequent almost-bigamy, and the mysterious death of husband #1.
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Agatha is always fun. You can't help but like her!
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 53 more book reviews
Great book
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Another great saga of Agatha Raisin.
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From Publishers Weekly
The blunt Agatha Raisin, with her stocky figure and "bearlike eyes," makes for an unusual sleuth, and her fifth outing (after Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley, 1995) certainly makes for an unusual adventure. The former public relations powerhouse who left London and a career for a simpler life in a Cotswold country village is about to marry her handsome next-door neighbor. But the wedding ceremony is halted mid-vow by the arrival of Jimmy Raisin, the husband Agatha fervently hoped was dead and has neglected to mention to James Lacey, the fastidious, upstanding citizen currently waiting to tie the knot. Even less convenient than a living husband who interrupts your wedding is one who, shortly thereafter, turns up dead in a ditch in the immediate neighborhood. Naturally, Agatha and James top the suspect list. But the dead Jimmy was a down-and-out alcoholic who had been known to practice a bit of blackmail. Agatha and James track down some of his victims, who have a distressing tendency to die shortly after being questioned by the two. With bodies stacking up and James refusing to marry Agatha (even though she has already sold her cottage), the atmosphere becomes nicely tense. Beaton, who also pens the Hamish MacBeth series, gleefully creates one excruciating situation after another for her indomitable heroine to endure.
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libragyrl avatar reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin, Bk 5) on + 16 more book reviews
Agatha is an attractive, middle aged women seeking adventure, romance and freedom from boredom, but often finding the wrong man and murder.