Friday, July 14, 2006

Agatha Raisin series

Just finished reading another book by M. C. Beaton from the Agatha Raisin series set in a small village in England. Beaton is good with describing her characters. I like Agatha because she is a very realistic character. She obsesses and gripes about getting old, fat and arthritic and with being single. She is not perfect. She gets jealous and irritable. She drinks and smokes too much. She likes to be in the limelight almost publicity hungry where her detective agency is concerned. She is an amateur in the detective business. In the Perfect Paragon she employs amateurs in her detective agency. She and her staff basically use intuition and persistence to solve the murder cases. The tone of the stories is usually light and humorous.

Look out for the next issue in the series: Love, Lies and Liquor

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