Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin #4)
After six months in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village—and her dashing neighbor, James Lacey. Well, sort of. James might not be so interested in Agatha. But soon enough, Agatha becomes consumed by her other passion: crime-solving. A woman has been found dead in a lonely field nearby. Her name is Jessica Tartinck, a hiker who infuriated wealthy la...more
Another neat, fast-paced mystery centering on ghastly murders in an otherwise ideal setting. When a rambler (hiker) from a nearby town is found dead in a field, Agatha is called upon to dig up all the info she can.
Of course, investigations are far more exciting with James Lacey in tow. And how much more exciting still to go undercover with the chap - as a married couple!
Though the mystery has its fair share of plausible, unsettling suspects, the highlight of this tale is the in ...more
Agatha is still full of herself and it’s taking me a long time to warm up to her, but I’m finally coming around. LOL She sure is relentless in the pursuit of her handsome neighbor, James Lacey. Some of her decisions make me shake my head and other times I just want to shake her.
I find myself becoming more involved in the characters and their relationships then ...more
In this mystery, Agatha (a very bright woman with an abrasive personality) has returned to do a stint of public relations' work. She succeeds at it brilliantly-but also falls back into all her old bad habits. ...more
I suspect I liked the first book best because James Lacey played so little a part of it. The biggest mystery in this book, as in all of the them, is what lively, clever Agatha sees in the priggish James Lacey. He's a snob and a pill. There are women who think they're no ...more
The premise was intriguing: a group of hikers take it upon themselves to open up the Medieval rights of way, when one of them disappears. I found the discussion about the rights of way interesting, but it was just a plot point and not very much was said about it.
I love the illustration on the cover of this copy. Pity the con ...more
Enter the indomitable Agatha and her friend, who she thinks she is in love with, James Lacey. The pair of them investigate, on this occasion with the blessi ...more
Uma caminhante aparece morta numa propriedade onde queria passar à força num caminho público e Agatha vai investigar com o James já que a polícia também não parece estar a conseguir grande coisa.
I didn't like this entry in the series as much as the first three even though Agatha finally gets her wish with James. I had problems with the last two CDs so I didn't get to hear the full story. T ...more
Agatha Raisin got lucky with James, but that was not the only reason for the change in my mind. I thought that for some ...more
Proseguo con la serie della detective più anomala del regno giallo. Ben lontana dalle manze spettacolari alla Kate Becket di Castle, non si avvicina neanche all’anziana pettegola Miss Murple. Agatha è una pensionata cinquantenne più in lotta con rughe e chili di troppo che con i cattivi che le capitano.
Anche come carattere è ben lontana dai classici esempi di virtù che la letteratura propone: è scorretta, irriver ...more
One thing I expect of my protagonist is some likability. I kept reading and not finding anything but an anger, self absorbed, judgmental,rude, annoying woman. There is no character arch. The changes she makes seem very superficial.
As always, M.C ...more
The story begins with the Dembley Ramblers, a group of hikers in a Cotswald town neighboring Agatha's village of Carsley. ...more
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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