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Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (original 2001; edition 2003)

by M. C. Beaton

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Title:Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell
Authors:M. C. Beaton
Info:St Martins Pr (2003), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:agatha raisin; cotswolds; cozy mystery; british; comedy

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Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M. C. Beaton (2001)



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I enjoyed reading it -- it's one of the best in the series. ( )
  BrianEWilliams | Dec 11, 2014 |
Tried several times to finish this but just kept bouncing off.
  mmyoung | Aug 29, 2014 |
A longer and slightly more serious story than usual,in which Agatha ,who is finally married to James Lacey finds everything is not so rosy as she had hoped.
On the whole however this is the usual Agatha Raisin with the usual murders and the solving of them,often by default. There is a spooky bit involving dolls and scissors,which could have been made much more of,but that tailed off into thin air.
Overall a readable page-turner in the series. ( )
  devenish | Jun 17, 2014 |
I just love Agatha Raisin, the protagonist in this series. She's pushing middle-age, shortish, stocky, the total opposite of politically correct, independent, a highly successful retired public relations agent, brash, pushy but with terrific hair and legs. Agatha loves a good mystery and just can't help herself, she has to solve the case, to find that murderer. Her main problem is that she's absolutely besotted with her uptight, stuffed shirt next door neighbor, James Lacey, and is ruthless in her pursuit of him.

In this book we find that Agatha's dreams have come true and she and James finally married, but then she asks herself, why is she so unhappy? Marriage isn't supposed to be an early introduction to hell but this one appears to be. When James disappears leaving behind evidence of injury and a struggle as well as a murdered mistress, Agatha, along with her friend Sir Charles, springs into action to clear James' name and find not only the real murderer but also the whereabouts of James himself.

I really enjoyed this cozy mystery, there were moments when I just couldn't stop chuckling as Agatha found herself in one scrape after the other...and losing her dignity a little more each time as the clues are unearthed. ( )
  mlbelize | Jan 27, 2014 |
The 11th in the Agatha Raisin series is so far the best of the lot. Agatha has finally married her long-time lover James and all should be happiness and joy. Not so!She and James fight constantly and then Agatha discovers James is a liar and a cheat. To top it off, he is a murder suspect and noone knows where he is. So Agatha, though heartbroken, knows James is capable of many things, but not murder, tries to catch the real killer.
A fun,quirky read and a true treat. ( )
  elliezann | Oct 3, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312983182, Mass Market Paperback)

Agatha Raisin Has Finally Married The Man Of Her Dreams.
But Now Her Life Is Nothing Short Of A Nightmare...

The honeymoon is most definitely over for Agatha Raisin and her new husband, James Lacey. It's only been a short time since their wedding-and already they aren't getting on. But his wandering eye and her God-awful housekeeping are the least of their problems. Just days after a very public, very ugly marital row, James disappears-and when his mistress is later found murdered, he's the prime suspect. Agatha just doesn't buy it. Sure, he's a liar and a sneaky, low-down cheat. But a murderer? That's bloody impossible! And as some speculate on the role Agatha may have played in his vanishing, the forever-feisty Mrs. Raisin must piece together the most unsavory parts of the dead woman's past to clear James's name-and her own...

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The honeymoon is most definitely over for Agatha and her new husband James Lacey. His wandering eye and her god-awful housekeeping are the least of their problems. After an ugly row in public, James disappears and then his mistress is found murdered. James is the prime suspect and Agatha must clear his name.… (more)

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