Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Agatha Raisin

by M C Beaton

Agatha Raisin
1. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (1992)
2. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (1993)
3. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (1994)
4. Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (1995)
5. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (1996)
6. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (1997)
7. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death (1998)
8. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham (1999)
9. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (1999)
10. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (2000)
11. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell (2001)
12. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came (2002)
13. Agatha Raisin and the Case of the Curious Curate (2003)
14. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (2003)
15. The Deadly Dance (2004)
16. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon (2005)
17. Love, Lies and Liquor (2006)
18. Kissing Christmas Goodbye (2007)
19. Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison (2008)
20. There Goes The Bride (2009)
21. Busy Body (2010)
22. As the Pig Turns (2011)
23. Hiss and Hers (2012)
24. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (2013)

I just love these books.
Agatha is such an odd character. A bit crotchety but smart and tough. She is 50 something and runs a private detective agency. The plot is always funny and interesting. She gets into so much trouble.
Can't remember all the ones I have read :(

If you like Agatha you will also like Hamish MacBeth

Something Borrowed Something Dead  - Finished Oct 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carolyn Hart - a new book

I have really enjoyed the light reading style of the Death on Demand series with Annie Darling book store owner so I thought I would try her latest novel about a lady who can look into the eyes of cats and get snippets of what they are thinking. As a cat lover I think she could have played up that side of things a lot more. It is really just an aside to the story somehow. It was also as though she hadn't thought the story through and just kept putting in updates of the clues and suspects so far. I am sure there were at least 10 two page suspect updates which got rather tedious because they seemed all the same to me.
I think this one is maybe a 2 out 5. get it from your library if you can rather than buy it.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Annie Darling, Death on Demand mysteries

by Carolyn Hart

Death On Demand
1. Death on Demand (1987)
2. Design for Murder (1988)
3. Something Wicked (1988)
4. Honeymoon With Murder (1988)
5. A Little Class on Murder (1989)
6. Deadly Valentine (1990)
7. The Christie Caper (1991)
8. Southern Ghost (1992)
9. Mint Julep Murder (1995)
10. Yankee Doodle Dead (1998)
11. White Elephant Dead (1999)
12. Sugarplum Dead (2000)
13. April Fool Dead (2002)
14. Engaged to Die (2003)
15. Murder Walks the Plank (2004)
16. Death of the Party (2005)
17. Dead Days of Summer (2006)
18. Death Walked in (2008)
19. Dare to Die (2009)
20. Laughed 'til He Died (2010)
21. Dead by Midnight (2011)
22. Death Comes Silently (2012)
23. Dead, White, and Blue (2013)

Definitely plenty to choose from. I have read a many of them and find them all a bit the same but they are good if you don't read them all at once. The characters are a bit fanciful and perfect for me.

Completed reading.
Death by Midnight October 2013
Laughed til He Died October 2013