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The Quiche of Death (20th anniversary edition) (Agatha Raisin)
The Quiche of Death - 20th anniversary edition - Agatha Raisin
Author: M. C. Beaton
Celebrating 20 Years of Agatha Raisin?Brand-New Bonus Story Included! Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781250026743
ISBN-10: 1250026741
Publication Date: 8/28/2012
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Quiche of Death (20th anniversary edition) (Agatha Raisin) on
Helpful Score: 6
This was my first M.C Beaton mystery and I found it to be thoroughly enjoyable. Agatha Raisin is a delightful sleuth, smart and funny. I really liked how there was an actual character arc for her, which is not always the case in mysteries. Much like the protagonist, I recently escaped corporate life, so some of her journey was wincingly familiar to me. The mystery, while a little simple, was well thought out.
reviewed The Quiche of Death (20th anniversary edition) (Agatha Raisin) on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you are into cozy mysteries - this is the series for you! M.C. Beaton outdoes herself with the creation of Agatha Raisin. This series, beginning with this book, The Quiche of Death, is wonderful. The characters are believable and you quickly are pulled into the story. A quick, enjoyable read.
reviewed The Quiche of Death (20th anniversary edition) (Agatha Raisin) on
Helpful Score: 2
The Agatha Raisin books are very, very light reading, but I have enjoyed every one I have read. Agatha Christies, they are not, however, and I always wish they were at least a little longer.

The fact that Agatha Raisin has a number of human failings that make her a rather unsympathetic character actually adds to the humor of the series, so if you like light mysteries, a bit humorous, nothing horrifying or salacious, why not try one of these stories?
reviewed The Quiche of Death (20th anniversary edition) (Agatha Raisin) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This quirky mystery features a socially-inept retired P.R. executive trying to adjust to small-town life after a career in London. I confess I was not able to like the protagonist, who solves the rather contrived mystery by a matter of persistence and luck. This has been a popular series, so obviously others are more enthusiastic!
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Helpful Score: 1
If you love strong female lead mysteries, this one is for you!
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