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Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin, Bk 3)
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener - Agatha Raisin, Bk 3
Author: M. C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin's latest plan to catch bachelor James Lacey is to take up gardening and enter the prestigious Carsley Horticultural Contest. Unfortunately, a hard freeze kills all of her seedlings just as her former assistant, Roy, arrives to persuade her to return to work at the PR agency. He promises to restore her garden, but, as the contest ap...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780804113595
ISBN-10: 0804113599
Publication Date: 11/29/1995
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 103 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin, Bk 3) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the first Agatha Raisin book I've read & I thoroughly enjoyed it. Agatha is an abrasive yet loveable character in a small English village. It was a great mystery, but the best part is M.C.Beaton's style of writing & character development. There were some laugh out loud moments & I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Somehow I had gotten these books out of order and had to go back and read this one. For some reason I had confused it with a Nancy Atherton book; well, at least that is who I think it was.

After taking a break from Carsely and James Lacey, Agatha returns from her cruise with a few extra pounds and finds that she now has competition for James affection and its none other then a tall, beautiful, well put together woman by the name of Mary Fortune.

When Agatha finds that Mary has taken the gardening club by storm she sets out to beat her at her own game. Since Agatha is not against cheating to win at all costs, remember the cake incident in the first book, she sets out to win both James and the gardening award.

When mysterious incidents start happening around Carsely and a curious murder occurs, its up to Agatha, with the help of the wayward James, to solve the crimes and to find out how much Carsely really loves and appreciates Agatha.
reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin, Bk 3) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Agatha is at it again! Another great read by MC Beaton with our Mrs. Rasisin chasing after Mr. Lacey and a Murder! Great for a 1st time reader of the Agatha Raisin series or fans of Agatha!
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Helpful Score: 1
In this 3rd book of the Agatha raisin series, Agatha finds a new woman seems to be receiving particular attention from her handsome neighbor. To make matters worsem the woman is beautiful and quite the green thumb! With the local Garden Day approaching, Agatha wishes to gain some attention for herself and kick that 'other woman' down a notch or two. After digging up dirt on her compatition, Agatha finds herself in another fine mess - another murder - and another scandal. Lighthearted and an easy read. Perfect for a lazy day.
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Helpful Score: 1
This one was shorter than the other books, but it still packed a punch. Very funny and grusome. Agatha Raisin is my hero!
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reviewed Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin, Bk 3) on + 22 more book reviews
Good, but not Beaton's best.
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After hearing about this author and this character, I decided to try the series out. I was, however, slightly disappointed.

The main character is interesting-older woman, smoker, enjoys her drink, cusses and sometimes cheats so she doesn't look bad (in this case, it has to do with her garden). The story begins with her returning from a "vacation." Though she had solved a murder, she left after flipping off her handsome neighbor after a night of drinking in the local pub. This puts a dent in their relationship, and feeling lost, she leaves, hoping time will make hearts grow fonder.

When she returns, her handsome neighbor is involved with the new woman-a beauty with a great figure and a penchant for wearing green. She's perfect except for her nasty, biting comments. Still, Agatha befriends her, tries her hand at gardening and then finds something even better-another murder to solve.

The murder doesn't occur until halfway through the book. I think this title in the series might be a bit flat. I'm interested in Agatha Raisin, so will be checking out some others, but I would give it an okay rating (middle of the road).
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Another great Agatha story!

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