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Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin 03) (original 1994; edition 2010)

by M C Beaton

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Title:Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin 03)
Authors:M C Beaton
Info:Robinson Publishing (2010), Paperback, 240 pages
Collections:Your library, Audio books, Read but unowned
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Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M. C. Beaton (1994)

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I picked up this book in my holiday flat and it looked like it would be a nice holiday read.

It features Agatha who lives in a small Cotswald village but can't help get herself involved in the goings on in the village. In this book she takes a dislike to a newcomer who has taken a fancy to the man she likes. When a body is found Agatha is determined to find out whodunnit.

I found this book a quick read but the main character not likeable at all and so this made me not at all bothered by whether the crime was actually solved!

there are far better books out there. ( )
  Northern_Light | Dec 20, 2016 |
More Agatha Raisin escapism ( )
  Gwendydd | Dec 18, 2016 |
When a new arrival in the Cotswold village of Carsley brings competition for the attentions of James Lacey, Agatha Raisin is tempted to turn her back on her neighbour and make a reckless decision and return to London. As usual, Agatha’s decision-making is suspect and she gets herself deeper into trouble. But observation of James and her rival in love, Mary Fortune, at the gardening club give her hope that James is not convinced by Mary’s obvious charms although Mary seems universally loved by the rest of the village.
Another murder mystery in Carsley gives Agatha, ably aided by James, ample opportunity for nosiness, trespassing, the making of lots of general assumptions, all tempered by common sense and observation of human nature. Sometimes Agatha seems to have a death wish when it comes to relationships, she admits she was never good at making friends, perhaps she is likeable because she is not perfect. On occasions she is rude, grumpy and arrogant.
MC Beaton’s creation – this is the third in the Agatha Raisin series – is an enjoyable well-written mystery more akin with Jessica Fletcher in ‘Murder She Wrote’, than with Miss Marple. If you want an easy read one rainy afternoon, or when you are about to board a plane, then this will suit you admirably.
Read more of my book reviews at http://www.sandradanby.com/book-reviews-a-z/ ( )
  Sandradan1 | Jul 31, 2016 |
A very good, light entertaining read. I enjoyed this more than the previous ones I read in the series. 3.5 stars. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
The third book in the series and my third Agatha Raisin book, I'm anal I must read a series in order. Like the previous two books a quick undemanding read and I'm really starting to develop a soft spot for Agatha and her friends. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
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A mild, damp winter was edging towards spring when Agatha Raisin motored slowly homeward to the village of Carsely after a long holiday.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804113599, Mass Market Paperback)

"From the author's sure-fire plot comes this fail-safe moral: It takes an outsider to open people's eyes to the beauty--and the evil--within."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Beaton has a winner in the irrepressible, romance-hungry Agatha."
--Chicago Sun Times
Never say die. That's the philosophy Agatha Raisin clings to when she comes home to cozy Carsely and finds a new woman ensconced in the affections of her attractive bachelor neighbor, James Lacey. The beautiful newcomer, Mary Fortune, is superior in every way, especially when it comes to gardening. And Agatha, that rose with many thorns, hasn't a green thumb to her name.
With garden Open Day approaching, she longs for a nice juicy murder to remind James of her genius for investigation. And sure enough, a series of destructive assaults on the finest gardens is followed by an appalling murder. Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up all the dirt on the victim. Problem is, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own . . . .
"Compare this one to lemon meringue pie: light. . .with a delicious hint of tartness at its heart."
--The Washington Times
"Delightful . . . Hilarious . . . Warning: Once you read one of Beaton's books, you're hooked. No one does the English cozy better."
--Romantic Times

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A beautiful newcomer to the village, Mary Fortune, is discovered murdered. Agatha seizes the moment and immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging the dirt on the hapless victim. But the problem is, Agatha has an awkward secret of her own.… (more)

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