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  • Title: Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate
  • Author: M.C. Beaton
  • ISBN: 9780312207687
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Agatha Raisin 50s and neighbor John Armitage 53 investigate to defend accused vicar Alf Bloxby when curate stabbed in study, church box open, money gone Tristan Delon lured rich victims male Mr Binser and females galore for fraud and blackmail, with his perfect beauty golden hair, large blue eyes, and perfect mouth.
    M.C. Beaton
    Like her on Facebook Learn on her website Watch a video of Marion discussing the casting of the AGATHA RAISIN Christmas specialMarion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith Sons Ltd While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic She left Smith s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian When that didn t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.Anxious to spend time at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in 1977 After she had written over 100 of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with 1714 to 1910, she began to write detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M C Beaton On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.


    Commentaires:

    Nancy
    For me, the actual murder in the Agatha Raisin books is secondary to the ongoing of the characters involved. With each book you pick up, Agatha finds herself embroiled in another domestic situation, with it being either her missing almost ex-husband James, the new neighbor – which is always an attractive man, Bill Wong – her favorite policeman, or my favorite Mrs. Bloxby. A perfect counterbalance to Agatha, who always keeps things in perspective and possesses the perfect words of wisdom that [...]

    Tasneem
    I love Agatha Raisin. She is so funny and she goes through men at such a rate. The curate turns out to be such a dreadful man and the murder was not unexpected. Just found the killer a bit of a surprise. I loved the interaction with Bill Wong though and it was funny to see her destroy the relationship with John Armitage.I just enjoyed the descriptions of village life, of the Morris dancing turning into a brawl, of the duck races, of the organisations of village affairs. The books are delightful, [...]

    Yvonne
    Agatha Raisin is terribly bored these days. Her husband has deserted her and her dear friend Charles is living his own life. Her neighbor John insulted her and she’s absolutely through with men. She’s not the least bit interested when the vicar’s wife tells her about the new curate, Tristan Delon. The women of Carsely are all falling head over heels for the handsome guy, but Agatha couldn’t care less. Or could she?When Tristan invites her to dinner, Agatha is thrilled. At the same time, [...]

    Cyndi
    One of my favorite books so far! Books without James are great. The new neighbor is actually interested in her, but she rebuffs him. Looks like she's taking some time to get to know herself. Good for you, Aggie!

    Gerry
    Unfortunately for the curious curate, he doesn't last long. He makes a quick impression on Agatha, who was determined not to be falling in love again, but with his golden hair and blue eyes he knocks her off her feet. He wines and dines her and then (by page 24) he is dead and Agatha is once more on the list of suspects for the dirty deed.However, her friend Sergeant Bill Wong is soon assured that she had nothing whatsoever to do with his death and he begins his investigation with his boss Super [...]

    The Flooze
    Agatha Raisin: curious, self-conscious, bossy, formidable, always on the lookout for love, and more than willing to do her bit for the people she's taken a liking to. This time, her desire to help Mrs. Bloxby's husband clear his name leads her down a very dangerous path, indeed. Murders are happening right and left in Carsley. But no matter how many times our Agatha gets frightened or weary, she always rallies. Her pride won't let her give up. It's funny how I feel I've learned more about Agatha [...]

    Damaskcat
    A new curate has taken up residence in the village of Carsley and his handsome good looks have set the village ladies a flutter. The church has never been so full and the vicar is starting to get quite jealous of the curate's ability to fill the pews. However it soon becomes clear that the curate is cultivating the richer parishioners. When he is found dead shortly after eating a meal with village sleuth, Agatha Raisin, both she and the vicar himself become prime suspects.Agatha is determined to [...]

    Gail
    Every Agatha Raisin book is a joy to read. She's such a bright and clever character that one never knows what she'll do next. In this book she investigates the murder of a handsome curate who romanced wealthy ladies in order to convince them to invest in his questionable schemes for improving the lot of the poor and unfortunate. Agatha's new next door neighbour enjoys helping her search for solutions but doesn't qualify as husband material, despite his good looks.

    Tressa
    Really enjoyed this one after two or three only so-so Agatha Raisin books. The curate is a passive/aggressive "mean girl" dude who is interested in rich women. Pretty funny in some parts. I love love love Mrs. Bloxby as I enjoy watching her try to find the good in everyone, even devious arseholes.

    Curlyhair
    Quite a decent little cozy mystery with Agatha and friends. I enjoyed the Murder story at the centre. However, her neighbour and ‘partner in crime ‘, I’m not so sure about. I kind of feel like - bring back James, ha ha.

    Michelle
    (3.5 stars) The 13th book in the Agatha Raisin series has Agatha back in the Carsley. She is still somewhat depressed over James, but her friend Mrs. Bloxby hopes she will cheer up by meeting the new curate, who has all the village ladies fluttering, much to her husband, the vicar’s, dismay. Agatha is charmed by Tristan, and he invites her for a private dinner, using his charm to try to get into her bank account. When she puts him off as a financial advisor, he ends the dinner early and mocks [...]

    Berit☀️✨
    Really all the women of this village should stay away from any man who moves in, he is generally bad news.Lots of killing in this one, three murders in total all starting with the very attractive new Clarit. this time Agatha with the help of a neighbor John a mystery writer begins to solve the mystery. there was a super funny scene in this book at the duck races where the dancers had too much to drink and started a brawl with their sticks, laugh out loud moment!

    Emily Cullen
    A most beautiful man becomes a curate for the church and ends up dead. The vicar is a suspect and the vicar's wife asks Agatha Raisin to once again investigate. This book was really fun with the irascible, sometimes lovable Mrs. Raisin and her handsome neighbor playing detective. The Agatha Raisin mystery series by M.C. Beaton is always good but this one was excellent!

    Carmmal
    I found Agatha Raisin to be a terrible bore. I also thought the whole "twist" at the end was lacking.It seamed to the author could have cut the book in half and still had the same amount of personality and story.

    R.L.
    Κριτική στα Ελληνικά πιο κάτωI was curious to try a new-to-me author, but as some of the characters exclaimOh, dear!I understand that people often need an easy, light read and I understand the appeal of pulp fiction or cozy mystery series, but Does this genre equals with absolutely ridiculous plots that don't make sense and surreal, carton-box characters? I'm not a great fan of this genre, but certainly I've read some books of its kind and those were written with dignity [...]

    Plum-crazy
    My reviews of these books are getting so they seldom varya bit like the books themselves! That does have it's plus points I guess, as if you like the style etc they're never going to disappoint you as you know just what to expect. This one sees our Aggie back on form in story of a beautiful curate taking advantage of his parishioners. I was soooo glad that James was missing from this taleI don't like the man!Although she's generally a bit cranky & short-tempered, our Aggie also has a very ge [...]

    Amanda Wells
    The cast of characters in this one was very enjoyable. I liked the new neighbour, and the titular Curate was quite fun to find out more about. The reveal(s) at the end I saw coming, but it was still exciting, and I was nervous for Agatha - even though I know we've still got quite a few books in this series with Agatha's name on the cover!

    Janet
    I always know what to expect from Agatha Raisin books, and that's one of the things I like about them. Agatha solving a murder while she muddles along with imposter syndrome is a comfortable place. As she pokes around investigating the death of a curate in the village, she begins to finally gain some self-awareness that might stick around. We'll see.

    Sue
    Another fun ride with Agatha and her interesting views of life. She hangs again with neighbor, John Armitage, to solve some local murders and her lack of self-knowledge is always fun to see, but her intuition is what ends up solving the murders. Almost. This one has a little twist at the end that was different and interesting. These are short and fun to listen to as I go about other tasks and the audio keeps me coming back for more.

    Emi
    This was one of the better Agatha Raisin books. She is depressed that the men in her life have abandoned her. Her new neighbor is annoying, and now there is a handsome curate in town. It’s pretty amusing to watch as people fall in love with him, he ends up dead, and then Agatha has to figure out who offed him. As usual, fluffy, amusing, and hilarious.

    JUDY Ott
    Agatha doing her usual snooping finds her locked in a coal cellar and than dressed as a knight so she is not discovered. This is the funniest scene in the book. As usual Bill Wong, her good friend tries to get her to stop detecting but Agatha has little resistance when she comes up with another clue.

    Wendy
    Such a good book.I feel like I live in that village with Agatha and all of her crazinesse ending was OK but felt a little forced.but the return of Mrs. Bloxby and Bill Wong more then made up for the that. Onto the next adventure!

    Sharon Kane
    Again Agatha finds herself in a life and death struggle but bubbles on to solve the case. Her delightful characters and nosy nature and her surprising modern lifestyle in a quaint village is charming. Does a lovely job of justifying her behavior and blending the old with the new.

    Barbara
    The thing that bothers me most about these books is the continuity -- rather the lack of it. I could go on about it, but there is too much. It is maddening. Isn't that what editors are for?!

    Jennifer
    Agatha hiding in a suit of armor?! Ridiculous and totally hilarious!

    Hali Jacobs
    Agatha Raisin is an awesome sleuth and I look forward to reading more about her.

    Janet
    Highly recommend.

    tracey
    Fabulous

    KyBunnies
    Really love this series. I can't get enough of Agatha.

    Pat
    I love these mysteries. They're not too cozy, just fun. I like to read them in-between other weightier books. It cleanses your "palate" and Agatha Raisin really is quite funny.

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