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Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist (Agatha Raisin #6)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,145 Ratings  ·  258 Reviews
The tough and brassy Agatha Raisin goes to north Cyprus to track down her ex-fiance. Instead of having a honeymoon, the two witness the murder of an obnoxious tourist in a disco. Two sets of terrible tourists surround the unhappy couple, and Agatha won't rest until she finds the killer. Unfortunately, it also seems the killer won't rest until Agatha is out of the picture. ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published July 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published October 1997)
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Jun 05, 2009 Joh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as good as the rest in the series of Agatha Raisin books - mainly because it was set in Cyprus rather than the Cotswold Villages. The over long descriptions of the tourist trails in Cyprus started to get on my nerves. Needs to be read though to keep up with Aggie and James on/off love life!
Jenny L
Sep 26, 2013 Jenny L rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-books
Read them! All of them. All 23. They are simply fabulous! I love them and love Agatha Raisin. The stories are set in the English Cotswolds - which is where I'm from, so that makes them extra special, but I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you want to read about an opinionated, outspoken, headstrong single woman in her middle years with no money worries, but men worries and murder at every turn, then you too will love Agatha Raisin. Just make sure you buy more than one at a time, because y ...more
The Flooze
For the love of all the tea in the world, please please tell me that Agatha is done with James.


Though I was pleased to get reacquainted with the aggravating Agatha Raisin, it was rather odd to experience her brand of meddling in a different setting. Like with so many cozy mysteries, it's the townspeople who round out the story; without the comedic elements they usually bring, it was a bit difficult to ignore my frustrations with Agatha.

Thankfully, James came to the being horrib
The sixth book in the Agatha Raisin series is unlike the rest, in that the majority of the book takes place outside the Cotswolds.

This story picks up right where its predecessor, Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage, left off: Agatha found a note from James Lacey, proclaiming his love for her but advising that he needs some time and has left for North Cypress. Agatha heads off to Cypress to win James back. Not only do Agatha and James become embroiled in a murder investigation but are, in fa
Pam Baddeley
Number 6 in the Agatha Raisin series. In this, it seems that Agatha's husband turned up in the previous book in time to prevent her marriage to James - after reading book 2, I can't imagine why he agreed to marry her - and although he was subsequently murdered, James has gone to North Cyprus where the couple were due to honeymoon. Needy Agatha follows him and traipses round until she finds him. The place he was booked into by a long term friend turns out to be a complete dive, so he takes a vill ...more
Barbara ★
I picked this up for two reasons. 1) M.C. Beaton has a huge place on library shelves so I figured the books must be good; and 2) I needed a book set in Cyprus. This is the first (and last) book I'll read by M.C. Beaton. I understand from other reviews that this is not her finest work (in fact the reviews are atrocious). However the heroine (if you could call her that) Agatha Raisin is a pathetic old woman who blatantly stalks a man who has no interest in her and acts like a slut which normally i ...more
Jul 08, 2009 jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I found this lying around my parents' house and recognized the author's name. I don't think I've read anything else by M.C. Beaton, but she's one of those writers whose series take up a shelf or two in any bookstore's mystery section.

This particular book was just very flat. None of the characters were very interesting or defined, including the protagonist. There were several times that traits which could easily have been illustrated in the context of a scene were instead just stated by the narr
Jan 06, 2012 Bonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've enjoyed all the books in the Agatha Raisin series that I've read. I'd say that most of what makes them enjoyable is the main character of Agatha Raisin. She's not the most likeable person you could meet. She mostly looks out for number one and is not above pretending to be what she isn't. But she's very human and so we can recognize ourselves or people we know in some of the things she does.

Agatha has carried the torch for her neighbor James through all of the books so far and almost marrie
Aug 11, 2015 CatarinaG rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kobo, epub, english, 2015
Agatha vai atrás de James para o Chipre mas ele não lhe dá "muita bola" e ela começa a pensar que foi um erro mesmo.
A dar umas voltas por conta própria vê-se envolvida com uns ingleses que também lá estão de férias, eles próprios com uma relação tão estranha uns com os outros que deixam Agatha de pé atrás.
Quando, numa saída em conjunto, à noite, uma das mulheres é morta e eles vêm-se todos proibidos de abandonar o Chipre até que a polícia deslinde o assunto, Agatha resolve, mais uma vez, começar
Nov 25, 2013 Nicola rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
It's difficult to see how many murders one can envision in a small village and so this novel moves Agatha and James overseas.

To be honest, this fell rather flat with me. The story keeps devolving into excerpts from tourist guides and to be honest it's just frustrating to see Agatha continue to desperately pusue someone that is so incredibly emotionally unavailable, unkind, and has never stated that he's in love with her.
May 11, 2015 Yvonne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth book in the Agatha Raisin series and she’s still trying to get her handsome neighbor James Lacey to marry her. This one continues where the fifth book left off. After breaking off their engagement, James runs off to spend some time alone in Cyprus. When Agatha hears this, she heads off to Cyprus to find him and that’s where we are now.

Not only does she find James, but they once again get themselves involved in yet another murder. This one is an obnoxious tourist with a whole ca
Feb 13, 2010 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sixth installment in the Agatha Raisin series sees Agatha following James Lacey to Cyprus, where she gets involved in another murder. Most of the novel however seems to be more about Agatha's fragile relationship with James Lacey, their constant falling out, and the slightly irritating Sir Charles - who we first met in the Walkers of Dembley and is happy to exploit the situation whenever he can. In this novel we see a much more vulnerable Agatha - who is constantly undone by the heat, and i ...more
Jun 24, 2011 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I really enjoy the Agatha Raisin books, but this one fell short for me. I don't know if it was because the action took place on Cyprus, rather than in Carsley, or that Agatha's continued pursuit of James is getting slightly on the boring and cringe-worthy side, but it didn't entertain me as much as they usually do.

The story kept getting interrupted with travel-guide paragraphs about the beauty and history of Cyprus, which interests me but not when I'm trying to read a mystery. We barely heard a
Nov 16, 2010 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Agatha is on holiday in Cyprus, also chasing the love of her life, James Lacey.

Needless to say she encounters murder most foul and has to get involved in the investigation.

"It is true that Agatha, by blundering around in murder investigations, managed to prompt the murderer to show his, or her, hand," said Lacey when explaining her capabilities to the group of people that she had met there. And 'plus ca change plus la meme chose' as once again Agatha not only gets involved in the investigation b
Jul 12, 2011 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Grrrr. I really really like the Agatha series, perfect for a light read and ideal for me as we're on a trip right now. Add in the fact that the action takes place in Cyprus - one of my favourite places in the world - and I though I was in for a treat.........wrong!!! There was lots of time dedicated to informing the reader about various parts of Northern Cyprus.....all well and goos, but I don't want to read a travel guide, I want to read about the latest inAgatha's adventures. I got the sense t ...more
The Hobbit
Jan 24, 2016 The Hobbit rated it did not like it
Shelves: agatha-raisin, cyprus
#6 in Agatha Raisin series. Terrible Tourist is a terrible book! Although only 182 pages, it goes on forever. Lots more talk than action and a most detestable cast, including Agatha Raisin herself. When James Lacey, Agatha's former fiance, leaves for Cyprus without saying "good-bye," Agatha pursues him to the island, worms her way into his rented villa, and argues with him for the whole first half of the book. She does realize that he is cold and he doesn't have the spine to tell her to leave - ...more
Agatha Raisin è un personaggio molto intrigante. Più giovane di Miss Marple (evidente l’omaggio di M.C. Beaton ad Agatha Christie), ma comunque di mezza età, l’investigatrice si porta dietro tutte le contraddizioni dei suoi cinquant’anni: il volersi mantenere in forma e non farsi sconfiggere dal passare del tempo; il voler trovare l’uomo giusto dopo aver trascorso i precedenti decenni a costruirsi una carriera che l’ha resa sì indipendente, ma l’ha anche inaridita e resa cinica. Prendiamo oggi i ...more
Kathy Jackson
OK, I am taking a break from this series. I didn't like Agatha in this one at all. Instead of endearing me to her, I found her unbearable. All she did was complain, whine, pester and make a fool of herself. It was difficult to get through.

I'm tired of her only reason for pursuing these murders is the chance to be near Lacey - who seems like a cold fish anyway. He is always running away and Agatha can't leave well enough alone. This relationship has run its course - I hope the author moves on bec
Jul 16, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've been on a cosy mystery kick lately so I was pretty eager to pick up the next book in the Agatha Raisin series, as I always find those to be quite fun.

James annoyed me so much and he always has really. I just wanted to go up to Agatha and to tell her to forget about him because he is not a very nice person. I have no idea what she sees in him and I feel as though the whole Agatha pining after James Lacey thing is getting to be a little tiring. It's one of the least likable things about the
Feb 28, 2014 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Agatha Raisin isn't a particularly nice person. Given the time period when this was written, I think the author was experimenting with a number of stereotypes by turning them backward. For example, Agatha loves James, but she spends loads of time with (& not surprisingly ends up sleeping with) Charles. If a male detective character did this in a novel in the late 80's to early 90's, it would be fairly normal, if he was the protagonist. If he was a love interest acting this way, then the read ...more
Sep 10, 2015 Gloria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Contrariamente a tutti i volumi precedenti della serie di Agatha Raisin, questo non mi è piaciuto. L'intreccio giallo è troppo semplice e inconsistente, le scene tra Agatha e James ripetitive, i colpi di scena alquanto prevedibili. Agatha si è trasformata in una tardona piena di complessi, assolutamente "inetta" nella vita sociale e di coppia, un po' sciocca e incredibilmente testarda. Non è rimasto niente della verve che la caratterizzava nei volumi precedenti. James è un personaggio rigido, in ...more
Modern Agatha Christie - Ezen járt az agyam párszor olvasás közben. No ez persze nem azt jelenti, hogy gúnyolódnék. Krimi, modern, humoros szerelemmel megfűszerezve. Erre én most kapható voltam. Igaz ez az első könyv amit az Agatha Raisin sorozatokból olvastam, de azt hiszem, hogy megfogott. Annyira kellemes, és pont annyira izgalmas, hogy tökéletes kikapcsolást biztosít, és nem kapsz szívrohamot közben! (haha) Egy kicsit sajnálom, hogy a 6. részével kezdtem, de ahogy belegondolok nagy dolgokat ...more
Aug 11, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok
I'm really perplexed by the popularity of Agatha Raisin. She's rude, intolerant, and unpleasant. This is my 4th read of the year (and one of the reasons I continued was it was short and I'm so close to my reading goal!) and I will hang my hat on this series. Agatha, Miss Marple you are not!
#6 in the Agatha Raisin series.

Cotswolds villager Agatha Raisin series - After Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (1996), lovesick Agatha leaves her cozy Cotswolds cottage to follow her neighbor and ex-fiancé, James Lacey, to Cyprus, where they were to have honeymooned. While searching for the elusive James, Agatha meets a dreary band of British tourists, including the upper-crust Olivia and George Debenham and the lowlier Trevor Wilcox and his garish wife, Rose. Once Agatha tracks down Ja
From BBC Radio 4 Extra - Series 3:
The furious sleuth pursues James over his holiday on their honeymoon island, but stumbles on a new murder. Stars Penelope Keith.

Feb 16, 2016 katalinka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: england-krimi
Dies ist der sechte Band der Agatha Raisin Serie und der erst, der nicht in der kleinen, verschlafenen englischen Provinz spielt, die ich als Kulisse für diese Reihe so liebe. Deshalb war ich zunächst etwas skeptisch, ob mir die Geschichte genau so gut gefallen würde. Aber ich muss sagen, dass ich das Urlaubsgefühl, dass die neue Umgebung auf Zypern vermittelt hat, wirklich genossen habe. Der fall war mal wieder ziemlich skurril und Agatha Raisin eckig und kantig. :)
Ich freue mich sehr auf den n
Feb 20, 2009 Lynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Agatha Raisin books! Totally addictive and fun to read - they always have the knack of making me laugh, and sometimes this is exactly what's needed. An Agatha Raisin book a cup of coffee and some chocolate...or maybe a glass of wine!
Jun 17, 2015 Neophrem rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Che lagna.
Di tutti i capitoli della serie letti finora, dove il rosa e il giallo si bilanciavano creando un buon equilibrio per essere un libro atto a far passare il tempo, in questo il rosa è talmente tanto che si fa shocking.
Il personaggio principale, Agatha Raisin appunto, fa la mammoletta piagnucolosa e per l'intera storia non fa altro che disperarsi perché James qui e James là, ripetendosi pressappoco quattro o cinque volte che l'ossessione per lui è sfumata, e alla fine ecco che basta che
Mar 01, 2015 Fi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure why I keep reading these books, except perhaps because I bought a boxed set of them at a car boot sale?! The books appeared unread, and I can understand why a more discerning reader may so readily part with them. But, I am not always a discerning reader; sometimes I just want a bit of lightweight, non-challenging 'fluff' to read, & these fit the bill.
That said, this was the worst of them I've read so far - possibly because it was set away from the village, & so (apart from
Aug 29, 2015 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women who are ready to grow up into independent persons
Shelves: women
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