Saturday, 16 March 2013
Hiss and Hers by M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin)
Agatha has fallen in love - again. This time it's the local gardener, George Marston, she has her eye on. But competition for his attention abounds. With her shameless determination Agatha will do anything to get her man - including footing the bill for a charity ball in town just for the chance to dance with him. But when George is a no-show Agatha goes looking for him - and finds he has been murdered, having been bitten by a poisonous snake and buried in a compost heap. Agatha and the rest of her crew plunge into an investigation and discover that George had quite a complicated love life. And if Agatha now can't have George, at least she can have the satisfaction of confronting those women who have and finding a murderer in the process.
The latest in the popular series by M C Beaton featuring the lady detective, Agatha Raisin. I have read a couple of the books and I must admit that they are not my favourite of crime choice, however they are very similar to Midsommer Murders on the television - you know you can curl up with one on a Sunday afternoon and you don't have to concentrate too hard to keep up with the plot lines! I also enjoy the location of the books - I was bought up around Evesham and I recognise many of the places mentioned in the story lines.
I received the audio CD through the Amazon Vine Programme and enjoyed listening to Penelope Keith read the story - she was able to distinguish between characters throughout the audio and bought life to the story well.
Thank you to Amazon Vine for the audio cd.