A Spoonful of Poison

A Spoonful of Poison

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Large Print - 2008 | Large print ed.
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THIS TIME, SHE¿S GOT HERSELF IN A JAM Agatha Raisin¿s detective agency has become so successful that now all she wants is some R&R. But as soon as she cuts back her hours, Agatha remembers that when she has too much quality time, she doesn¿t know what to do with it. So it doesn¿t take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fête-especially when the fair¿s organizer, George Selby, happens to be a gorgeous widower. Problem is: Several of the offerings in the jam-tasting booth turn out to be poisoned...and the festive family event soon becomes a murder scene. Now Agatha must uncover the truth behind the jam tampering and expose the nasty secrets lurking in the seemingly innocent village-all while falling for handsome George, who may just have some secrets of his own.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410410078
1410410072
Branch Call Number: BEATO
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 23 cm.

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Jan 12, 2016

A Spoonful of Poison --- by --- M. C. Beaton.
The chief protagonist in all of Beaton’s Agatha Raisin’s Mysteries is, of course, Agatha Raisin, a middle aged woman in her early fifties who still looked well, with tinted glossy hair, ample bosom, small eyes, very few wrinkles, rather despairingly thick about the waist, but still with good legs. She is partial to a generous gin and tonic at the end of the day; loves her cigarettes; devoted, somewhat, to her ex-husband who lives next door and very, very fond of her two cats who, seemingly, couldn't stoop to return the sentiment. She is also given to not infrequent romantic pursuits. And oh yes, she runs her own detective agency in a small Cotswold burgh.
Sounds predictably and boringly frumpy, no, and not particularly promising of a particularly good detective novel’s tale.
The Raisin tales of genteel skulduggery usually have as many twists and turns as an unruly measure of well sauced linguini on a slippery fork. One minute you know who done-it, the next you don’t: always entertaining.

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JanBerg
Nov 15, 2008

A real ho-hum book, nothing too interesting, like Beaton is running out of ideas. A waste of my time.

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