Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton (An Agatha Raisin Mystery)

Mystery is on top of my Mixed Book Bag today.

In A Spoonful of Poison Agatha Raisin is in top form. Chasing off after another man, letting her petty jealousies affect her judgment, and trying to move past her insecurities gets her into a lot of trouble. You can’t help but love and identify with Agatha. Which of us have never suffered from some of the same strengths and weaknesses that keep this series interesting. One of the great things about the Agatha Raisin mysteries is the small amount of growth and change she shows from book to book. That change keeps the action unpredictable. This is the 19th Agatha Raisin Mystery. All are set in a small village in the Cotswold’s where Agatha purchased a cottage after selling her successful London business. While each book can be read as a stand-alone the series would be more enjoyable by starting with Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. If you have started reading the series be sure to get A Spoonful of Poison. If not start at the beginning and enjoy 19 great reads.

St. Martin’s Minotaur published A Spoonful of Poison in 2008. According to the book jacket M.C. Beaton divides her time between Paris and the Cotswold’s. That is a tough life but someone has to do it.

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