Love, Lies and Liquor (Agatha Raisin, Bk 17)
Love Lies and Liquor - Agatha Raisin, Bk 17 Author:M. C. Beaton Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies’ Society, she still misses her ex-husband, James Lacey. So when he suddenly resurfaces and invites her on holiday at a surprise location, she’s ready to go yesterday. With visions of a romantic hideaway in Italy or the Pacific dan... more »cing in her head, Agatha sets off with James to...Snoth-on-Sea, in Sussex.
While James may have fond memories of boyhood holidays there, the once-grand Palace Hotel is in shambles and freezing cold -- as are fellow guests and newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Jankers, who pick a fight with Agatha one night. Just as she and James prepare to flee to warmer climes, Geraldine Jankers is found dead on the beach…strangled with Agatha’s scarf. So much for holiday fantasies: For Agatha, trouble has a way of following her even when romance does not…« less
This was my first read from this series. I don't like this book nearly as well as those about Hamish. Agatha is an unlikeable woman that I almost want to frame for murder myself. I doubt I'll actually read other books from this series, even if the plot was decent. I like the series hero to be at least somewhat likeable. Agatha could very well become the victim in one of these books for her cheating and sheer mean behavior.
This is the 1st book I have read by M C Beaton. I liked that I didnt have to read the 1st book in the series to understand the book. I loved reading it. Couldnt wait to get back to it. Found it enjoyable. I actually like Agatha Raisin because her emotions seemed REAL. Not some overly brave, risk taking heroine. The events that happened to her really shook her up. She cries, she gets scared. The 2 men in her life a pretty selfish. I love her neighbor the Vicars wife, a very stable woman who Agatha needs to be more like.