Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Agatha Raisin is ready to retire to a small English village. She’s had enough of London and her public relations business. She sells her company and off she goes.
Agatha’s first step is to make a name for herself in the town by winning a quiche baking contest. However, Agatha doesn’t bake so she buys herself a ready made quiche and enters it as her own. To her shock and horror, one of the judges dies after taking a bite of it. The police discover it was laced with poison. This was not the name she intended to make for herself – she’s no murderer. The judge’s wife loudly points her finger in Agatha’s direction as the killer.
It’s up to Agatha to clear her name, but her investigation leads her right into the hands of danger. She begins to re-think her decision to leave London. She never had this kind of excitement in the big city and she’s in no mood for it now.
I’ve heard so much about this series that when I saw my library had it, I decided listening to it on audio was the best way to go for me. Sometimes it’s difficult to listen to mysteries on audio, but this is lighthearted and the narrator is really good. I enjoyed this very much.
Agatha will take some time for me to warm up to, though. She’s a cantankerous woman set in her ways. I didn’t find her very lovable, but I think I saw a few cracks in her hard shell. Some of the things she blurted out had me LOL.
I can already see it will be fun to listen to this series. It’s a light, fast-paced mystery. It kind of reminded me of Agatha Christie’s mysteries. I’m definitely ready for the next one.
For reading challenges:
My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2015
I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2015
Foodies Read Reading Challenge 2015
Disclosure: I borrowed this one from my library. All opinions expressed are my own.