As the Pig Turns (Agatha Raisin #22)
Winter Parva is a “picturesque” (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.
Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organi...more
Ive read every single one of MC Beatons Agatha Raisin series and they have got progressively worse and this one is no exception.
A thrown together plot that lost its ...more
It was a good story, but I was distracted by trying to keep up with the characters. In addition to the suspects and those people associated with the killers, I had to sort ...more
The Agatha Raisin series is one that I revisit often since there is no deep thought needed to get through them. The same ...more
The pig turning on a spit turns out be a dead policeman, hated by all who knew him, including Agatha whom he had recently fine for taking her hands off the wheel of her car (parked) to blow her nose. The book has a great deal more plot than many of Beaton's books and I found it exciting and fun. I enjoyed all the members of Agatha's d ...more
Agatha thinks s ...more
This book is populated with plenty of "characters" and is fast paced with lots of twists and turns. Unfortunately the scenes felt thrown together and the story lacked the thread of truth that makes a work of fiction enjoyable. There was no character I could like or root for.
Perhaps this is a series that only wor ...more
So not my kind of book. I don't really enjoy these chick-lit mysteries to begin with and this one fit right into that category. Crazy plot, unlikeable characters, little suspense. I found Agatha Raisin to be overbearing, rude, and boy-crazy which is an odd characteristic in an older professional woman. There are some characters in the book that I never did figure out how they were connected to her, other then they kept showing up at her house. Must be ...more
It was a good thing I got this book for free. I was very disappointed in it. It is nothing like the other mysteries I like to read. This book was really strange and uninteresting.
The Agatha Raisin series was recommended to me by many of my bookish friends, so naturally, I had to find out what the hype was about. When I first read the synopsis, I was expecting something along the lines of a modern day Miss Marple or the female version of Sherlock Holmes, but that's where I was wrong. M.C. Beaton's series, in fact, is quite different from both Doyle's and Christie's novels. Did I still enjoy it? I would say yes.
To be ...more
Learn more on her website!
Watch a video of Marion discussing the casting of the AGATHA RAISIN Christmas special
Marion Chesney Gibbons
aka: Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, Sarah Chester.
Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John ...more