[Ebook] ↠ Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush Author M.C. Beaton – Budi2610.info
New York Times Bestseller M C Beaton S Cranky, Crafty Agatha Raisin Now The Star Of A Hit TV Show Is Back On The Case Again When Private Detective Agatha Raisin Comes Across A Severed Leg In A Roadside Hedge, It Looks Like She Is About To Become Involved In A Particularly Gruesome Murder Looks, However, Can Be Deceiving, As Agatha Discovers When She Is Employed To Investigate A Case Of Industrial Espionage At A Factory Where Nothing Is Quite What It SeemsThe Factory Mystery Soon Turns To Murder And A Bad Tempered Donkey Turns Agatha Into A National Celebrity, Before Bringing Her Ridicule And Shame To Add To Her Woes, Agatha Finds Herself Grappling With Growing Feelings For Her Friend And Occasional Lover, Sir Charles Fraith Then, As A Possible Solution To The Factory Murder Unfolds, Her Own Life Is Thrown Into Deadly Peril Will Agatha Get Her Man At Last Or Will The Killer Get Her First These books are a very fun read for me who wants to live in an eccentric english village with overflowing gardens ,a pub, local scandals, and the character Agatha Raisin a new comer from London who throws herself into life in her village, in her awkward way and her determination to solve crimes any way she can possibly do it Agatha and Hamish also by this author books are my guilty pleasure I swoop on each and every one as soon as I can and devour them in just a few sittings Reading one of these books is like putting on a comfy cardie, snuggling up on your favourite sofa with an indulgent drink They pretty much read themselves Just as a cosy should be Yes, obviously it s better to have started from book one and read in order but with this book being number 30 and new fans on the horizon thanks to the TV series, I appreciate that this could be difficult So Agatha is investigating industrial espionage in a factory that develops and manufactures batteries for the motor industry After one visit, she is on the way home with Toni when they come across a severed leg that looks like it belongs to the receptionist on the firm they have just left An so begins a rather bonkers romp for Agatha and the usual cast of extras as she pits her wits against some rather strange people, and a donkey, as she once again risks her life to get to the bottom of things The gang is all here in this book, Charles Roy both pop in to add to the colourful mix of what is going on with the case in hand There s the usual peppering of Romance for Agatha which adds a whole other layer into the mix again Bill once again has to juggle his job and boss Wilkes as he really sides with Agatha along the way But as things start to become clear, it begins to look like Agatha really could have bitten off than Wizz Wazz the donkey can chew I love these books, I ve already said that but it s worth saying again They are so easy and comfortable to read and, even though you know what you are going to get by book 30 you d expect that but the plotting and execution of the main story always differs and is always both interesting and intriguing Cosy they may be, insipid they most definitely are not Flitting between peril and comedy frequently, this book also kept me on its toes throughout as I devoured each and every word She may come across as a bimbling fuddy duddy at times but Agatha is one smart cookie and, with the resources her other agency staff provide, she makes short shrift into what is really going on Star of the show has to go to Wizz Wazz though For why, well you ll just have to read the book to find that out Me, I m now hanging for the next Agatha, or maybe it ll be Hamish next time My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. This is the 30th Agatha Raisin mystery in the highly successful series and I have read them all Agatha Raisin books are like your favourite cosy jumper on a rainy day while some are better than others and you know what you are getting, they are always satisfying I really enjoyed this installment Some of the predicaments that Agatha finds herself in are really quite funny and the donkey does steal the show much to Agatha s disgust and the reader s amusement Her relationships with assistant Toni and sometimes lover good friend Sir Charles are really developing and make Agatha sympathetic than she was in a few of the books I think this is a series that is back on track and the author has sent up the potential feud with Sir Charles new fiancee for the future This is a great, quick read, cosy Cotsworld mystery perfect for winter nights Thank you Netgalley for the advanced digital copy in return for an honest review. How M C Beaton has managed to get to book thirty without Agatha aging or figuring out her life, is beyond me, yet, I continue to check in to see what this village sleuth is up to Having been called in to investigate industrial espionage, Agatha and assistant Toni Gilmour soon begin to wonder if it is all a set up when strange happenings trigger a deeper look and in doing so, Agatha befriends a bad tempered donkey, is left contending with a group that have killed to keep their secrets, and to top it off, she realizes Sir Charles Fraith s upcoming nuptials have put her into an emotional tailspin which is soon relieved by the arrival of a new man Chris Firkin Every time I finish a book in this series, I find myself exhaling and mumbling Oh, Agatha Not because the case study is all that difficult, or that her bumbling has once again almost cost her her life, but rather when it comes to men, this educated professional woman, will never learn.