The prickly yet endearing Agatha will have fans dangling in suspense: Will she catch her crook–and a husband?
When a fortune teller from a previous case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny–and true love–lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people’s homes, and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers’ gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies.
But when a prominent village resident is found murdered, and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she’s had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer.
Hilarious. The ladies society and schemes, the villagers and the things that they do. Agatha always in the middle of it. She just can’t help herself. Predicaments chase and lead.
I listened to the audiobook version, narrated by Penelope Keith, always a delight, she brings out Agatha’s personality so well. Captures this abrasive, abruptness that I feel like I know Agatha to be.
I loved this tie in to Agatha’s latest pastime. Stream of consciousness of literary good describing each blade and insect. Good at telling the story, this subtle social commentary.
Sharp, consistent, speculative but always to a common point without wasting any time.
Agatha is so sassy sometimes, this unbalanced, eccentric, red tape person, along with her hobby and the story to follow came full circle in this one.
I liked the pacing of this one in how the lead ups referenced book’s past. Jogged my memory a bit like an inside joke that was quite satisfying.
Overall I loved the satire, so many one liners.
“Besides cutting a man’s throat isn’t a female crime.”
“Humor was a necessary weapon again the pains and tribulations of life.”