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Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin 04) (original 1995; edition 2010)

by M C Beaton

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In England, an argument rages over the right of people to cross farmers' fields. When the presiding lady of a walking club is found murdered in a wheat field, suspicion turns on the owner. Sleuth Agatha Raisin goes looking for the real killer. By the author of Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener.
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Title:Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin 04)
Authors:M C Beaton
Info:Robinson Publishing (2010), Paperback, 272 pages
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I enjoy Agatha on the whole, but this is beginning to feel like a morality play. ( )
  slmr4242 | Oct 16, 2019 |
Agatha & James join a walking group from Dembley, the head of the group is an obnoxious woman named Jessica, who loves power and has insinuated herself into the leadership of said group. Jessica constantly urges the group to civil disobedience by forcing the "Right of Way" where owners of private land have closed the access to the public easements.

Enter Sir Charles Fraith: When Jessica writes Sir Charles a nasty letter demanding that he opens the right-of-way across his land, he responds by inviting the group to his home in order to discuss a possible side way around. Despite the agreement of the group to Sir Charles' request, Jessica rudely decline. Jessica is then found w/ her skull bashed in at the gate where the contented right-of-way is; and later the ex-squeeze of Jessica is found dead there as well with bolt cutters near by.

Meanwhile, Sir Charles becomes involved with one of the walkers, a physics teacher & former lover of Jessica, who has set her sights on marrying Sir Charles...

The ugly secrets of the walkers rise to the surface, blackmail & murder being rife, and soon Sir Charles is in danger as well. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | May 25, 2019 |
farsi del male??? anche...
  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so after a spell in London’s PR world Agatha is pleased to return to Carsley. Everything seems the same, except she cannot shake her crush on neighbor – and detective buddy - James. James, however is concentrating on writing his history book and so in an effort to distract herself, Agatha takes up rambling. To cut a long story short, there is a murder, Agatha and James investigate, and all sorts of trouble ensues.
This series is a great example of the ‘cozy crime’ genre, involving a bitchy walking group, a miltant leader determined to challenge landowners who block access to their land, and lots of sexual crossed wires.
MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin books are like that paint: they do what they say on the cover [or, it does what it says on the tin].
Read more of my book reviews at http://www.sandradanby.com/book-reviews-a-z/ ( )
  Sandradan1 | Sep 10, 2016 |
Oh, Agatha, how I love thee. You are the snarkiest. I can tell that you care deeply what others think of you, but am entertained by the gull in which you tell them to bugger off.
I am glad to see things progressing with James. I think that it helps that you don't appear as desperate as you once did. It is nice to see you soften a bit, but I truly hope you don't lose to much of yourself.
Your latest case was quite the mystery. I certainly couldn't figure it out with all of the interestingly wacky suspects who were involved. Well done! ( )
  StephLaymon | Jan 26, 2016 |
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