Friday, 20 July 2018

Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton

"To Agatha's high irritation, the blonde beauty who led the aerobics class came out to say goodbye to James."

I really do love an escape into the world of Agatha Raisin. Certainly, in the tradition of Miss Marple, she lives in a small village with a disproportionate number of murders, and yet her adventures are inherently compelling. Who could resist the appeal of her handsome neighbour, James, for example.

This instalment sees Agatha all set to marry the particularly dishy James, when her past very clearly catches up with her. It appears her late husband is only "late" to the church. As such, her relationship with James is in tatters.
Things might seem hopeless, and yet the murder of Agatha's husband really sets the cat amongst the pigeons.

Weirdly, because I'm always all about reading the book first, I'd watched the tv adaptation prior to threading this and so had more than an inkling of what was to follow.Notwithstanding, the prior knowledge did not significantly detract from my enjoyment of the denouement.

I just love Agatha, her village, her friends, her enemies and her adventures.Therefore, I have nothing bad to say here.

5 out of 5  - easy reads can be highly entertaining.

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