Monday, April 3, 2023

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros - April 4th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm getting back to the Agatha Raisin series and just started to listen to this one...

First Chapter

There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season.  Wind ripped along the promenade, sending torn posters advertising summer jollities flapping, and huge waves sent spray high into the air.


"Oh, why not.  I'm Agatha Raisin.  Mrs. Agatha Raisin.  I'm staying at the Garden Hotel."

"And is there a Mr. Raisin?"


"I'm sorry." 

"I'm not."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

There is nothing more depressing for a middle-aged lovelorn woman with bald patches on her head than to find herself in an English seaside resort out of season. Agatha Raisin, her hair falling out after a run-in with a hairdresser-cum-murderess from a previous investigation, travels to an old-fashioned hotel in order to repair the damage away from the neighbors in her all-too-cozy Cotswolds village. Unhappy about the slow results and prompted by the elderly residents of the resort, she consults the local witch for help. Agatha purchases a hair tonic (and a love potion, just in case!) and is soon sprouting hairs and capturing the fancy of the village police inspector. But the quiet town is stunned by the murder of the witch. Which one of the graying guests is capable of such a brutal crime? The brassy yet endearing Agatha won't stop until she finds the culprit — and, of course, a little love, too.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I love this series--although I have fallen a few too many books behind.

  2. Ooh that kind of evokes a seaside scene very well :)

  3. I need to read this series. I love the tv show!

  4. I've read a few books in this series but not enough and not in order. I need to tackle it chronologically at some point. Love the passages you shared - especially the teaser!


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