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Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 7) (original 1998; edition 1999)

by M. C. Beaton

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Title:Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 7)
Authors:M. C. Beaton
Info:St. Martin's Dead Letter (1999), Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
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Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M. C. Beaton (1998)



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Yet another break from The Almost Moon and yet another Agatha Raisin.

There's really not much I can add to previous reviews of the series - they are all pretty similar. Agatha is still moping over James Lacey & he's still mis-reading the situation. Once again, she manages to 'pick up' a variety of men which succeeds in annoying James & making him jealous. This time, Agatha gets a PR consultancy to carry out & almost immeadiately, someone gets murdered. There are all the usual village characters & charactertures and eventually Agatha solves the crime.

It's all very light, fluffy reading in keeping with the Cosy Mystery genre: fine if that's what you're expecting and wanting.
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  Cassandra2020 | Jan 24, 2016 |
You cant go wrong with an Aggie ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
M.C. Beaton cracks me up. What she puts Agatha through!
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Our Agatha becomes a Public Relations person for a water company. The company wants to take a certain amount of water from an eighteenth century well in the village of Ancombe. Village tempers become frayed as groups form of for and against. It is not long before the inevitable murder occurs and Agatha finds herself in a very uncomfortable situation indeed. ( )
  devenish | Aug 12, 2013 |
I love Agatha Raisin, and she's back to her old tricks in this outing. Still on the outs with James Lacey after their disastrous trip abroad, James and Agatha are on something of the opposite sides of their sleuthing relationship with James going one way and Agatha another. When bodies start showing up after a dispute over a local water spring, Agatha is on the case! ( )
  lovejoy_rat | Aug 22, 2012 |
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Agatha Raisin, the crusty, yet perversely self-conscious Londoner who has resettled in the ostensible calm of a Cotswold village stars in her seventh adventure by M.C. Beaton. In this episode, Agatha has agreed to come out of retirement to manage the publicity for the launch of water bottled from a village spring--much to the chagrin of some of her neighbors. Worried that the commodification of at least part of the village's charm might wreak havoc on their peaceful existence, some of the community try to stop it once and for all. Still, killing off a member of the village council and leaving the corpse in the spring itself seems a little extreme, especially as it makes Agatha's paying job a bit more difficult. Believing that a dead body might destroy the chances for a successful campaign to market her product, Agatha begins an investigation into who might have wanted the victim dead.

Agatha Raisin continues to be an engaging and slightly puzzling heroine in The Wellspring of Death. She careens around the Cotswolds asking impertinent questions regarding the personal lives of her neighbors, all the while wondering why so many of them are unpleasant to her. She manages to muddle her own romantic affairs to such an extent that she finds herself in bed with her young and handsome employer--to the dismay of her former fiancée. Yet, in spite of all this, she engages in the occasional humorous assessment of what life among charming façades and lovely vistas is really like (crowded shopping in too small stores) and has a peculiarly British obsession with class and accent. There is much to appreciate here and little that is daunting or dismal. --K.A. Crouch

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Opinion is divided in a village in the English Cotswolds to a company's request to bottle water from the village spring. One side sees economic benefits, the other a degraded environment. When the council chairman who was to make a decision is murdered, sleuth Agatha Raisin goes to work.… (more)

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