Busy Body

Busy Body

An Agatha Raisin Mystery

Book - 2010
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Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, but her cozy little village of Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. But this year Mr. John Sunday, a selfimportant officer with the Health and Safety Board, has ruled that the traditional tree on top of the church is a public menace; that lampposts are unsafe for hanging illuminations; that May Dimwoody's homemade toys are dangerous for children... Things have reached such a desperate pass that the Carsely Ladies' Society joins forces with the ladies in the neighboring village of Odley Cruesis to try to put a stop to Mr. Sunday's meddling--only to find that someone has literally put a stop to him with a kitchen knife.Agatha's detective agency is on the case, but when a man has made as many enemies as John Sunday, it's hard to know where to start...
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780312387013
Branch Call Number: FIC Beato 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 278 p. --


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Aug 07, 2015

Busy Body --- by --- M.C. Beaton
If there is such a thing as comfort food then this must be a novelist’s version of comfort reading. It is in its very Britishness that we are meant to feel comforted and warm. The rain invariably drips off the edges of the roofs of the thatched roof cottages. The police constables are courteous and conspicuously unarmed. And when the going gets tough, our feisty investigator is likely to repair the local pub for a pint. Stone built Georgian cottages and row houses describe the quaint villages, reigned over by a quaint, centuries old, Anglican church.
As is the usual case, in Busy Body, protagonist investigator Agatha Raisin has been retained to solve a murder which quickly turns into a multiple murder. Because the police, fearful of their standing in the community, are not co-operative, Agatha is forced to solve the case virtually single handled. That is, with the help of her associates at her detective agency.
As usual, MC’s story is well crafted. I defy you to figure out who did the heinous deed before Agatha does.
A most enjoyable novel.

Dec 06, 2014

Love this series. I'm sad that I go through them so fast and then there won't be any more! Any more fans want to suggest similar reads? Well written but light and amusing and so easy to keep turning those pages!

Jul 29, 2014

I do love the Agatha Raisin mysteries, but I'm with Palomino. I do like Hamish Macbeth even more.

Jun 28, 2014

Very boring and seemingly haphazard grouping f thoughts.
Could not get into it at all and stopped about a third of the way.

Feb 09, 2013

A fun read that keeps me turning the pages to find out who done it. Angela always wins in the end.

Dec 29, 2011

Agatha Raisin is always worth the reading. It's kind of nice (I'm reading a book right now with a perky heroine) that she's sneaky and flawed.

Jul 11, 2011

Another good Agatha Raisin book. Like the others, certainly not heavy or serious reading, but relaxing and fun.

Feb 05, 2011

If you like Agatha Raisin, read the same author's Hamish Macbeth series, it's even better.

Dec 23, 2010

Agatha Raisin doing what she does best! Solving murders, solving other peoples problems but unable to find and/or keep the right man.

Dec 04, 2010

As usual, one can always rely on M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin to provide a humourous, curious, and enjoyable read!

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