Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 18) (Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Audio))
Kissing Christmas Goodbye An Agatha Raisin Mystery - Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 18 - Agatha Raisin Mysteries Audio Author:M. C. Beaton Agatha Raisin is bored. Her detective agency in the Cotswolds is thriving, but she'll scream if she has to deal with another missing cat or dog. Only two things seem to offer potential excitement: Christmas and her ex, James Lacey. This year Agatha is sure that if she invites James to a splendid Christmas dinner, their love will rekindle like a ... more »warm Yule log, but that fantasy will have to wait for now. A wealthy widow-- who had sent Agatha a letter saying a member of her family intended to kill her-- has been found dead. Now Agatha must set out to find the murderer, even though, in her heart, she's still dreaming of a white Christmas with James.« less
Patricia S. reviewed Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 18) (Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Audio)) on
Helpful Score: 2
The last couple of Agatha Raisin books have been tiresome. I am tired of the James - James - James story line. Enough! But, Kissing Christmas Goodbye has very little of the lost romance and is just a good story with Agatha being Agatha instead of Agatha being "poo little heart broken girl". The story was more solid, with better characters and a more fully fleshed out story line, and I am pleased to say, once again humorous like the early stories. I highly recommend.
Kathryn (Kmarie) - , reviewed Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 18) (Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Audio)) on + 528 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book didnt catch my interest at first like Agathas usually do, but after a bit I was well invested. It is a darker book than usual, but there is no bloodiness or anything, just the mood is darker. I must admit it kept me guessing all through the book. I also like how it didnt end directly after solving the murder, but there was a good chapter afterwards. Looks like the bloom is off of the James rose, which is (in my opinion) a relief. I also found the new detective, Toni, to be delightful. She adds spark to a rather long series. Good read!
This was my first Agatha Raisin book. Agatha is a British detective in her 50's. This book begins with a letter sent to Agatha from a Mrs. Tamworthy wanting her help as she thinks someone in her family will try to kill her. After mulling over whether to pursue this Agatha goes to visit Mrs. Tamworthy and soon Agatha is investigating her murder. Agatha also hires a young girl, Toni, who seems to have a knack for coming up with ideas for finding clues. The plot is full of twists and turns. I bought this book because of its Christmas theme and throughout Agatha is planning to have the best Christmas ever. In the past her Christmas parties have been disastrous and she hopes that this one will be different. It is a quick read and was enjoyable.