Kissing Christmas Goodbye (Agatha Raisin #18)
Unlike quite a number of people, Agatha had not given up on Christmas. To have the perfect Christmas had been a childhood dream whilst surviving a rough upbringing in a Birmingham slum. Holly berries glistened, snow fell gently outside, and inside, all was Dickensian jollity. And in her dreams, James Lacey kissed her under the mistletoe, and, like a middle-aged sleeping
It’s a new author for me though, so I stuck with the novel to the end. This author is well-known. The blurb mentions her accomplishments and calls her the “new Queen of Crime”, and the number of mysteries she has written, all published by a big house, one ...more
Though she's always had sudden bursts of generosity and protectiveness, Mrs. Raisin outdoes herself this time. She may be mellowing a bit, but for Agatha that just means she's refocusing her no-nonsense attitudes to the benefit of those around her. And to her own benefit, as she sets boundaries and becomes more aware of her foibles and reins them in.
One of the recipients of her generosity is new c ...more
I thought the book was extremely boring; I can’t even remember the plot (I think there was more than one murder, but I could be wrong), a ...more
Wer sich aber nicht in die Irre führen lässt, wird mit diesem Krimi Spaß haben.
Agatha hat mittlerweile eine gut gehend Detektivagentur aufgebaut un ...more
Agatha now has an assistant, who she has taken under her wing, Toni, who proves to be worth her weight in gold. So before Christmas can be enjoyed there is a murder to be solved.
There are many sur ...more
I enjoyed the read on the whole, but the main character is still not very s ...more
I will not be reading any other books from this author, and I don't recommend them.
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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