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

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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 Press (first published October 1997)
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Joh
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!
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
Darlene
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
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jill
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
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Bonnie
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
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Ali
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
Liz
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
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Gerry
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
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Sarah
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
Jenny L
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
DiariodiPensieriPersi
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
Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9780312965662

Genre? - Crime / Murder / Mystery

Characters? - Agatha Raisin / James Lacey / Sir Charles Fraith / Harry Tembleton / Olivia Debenham / George Debenham / Rose Wilcox / Trevor Wilcox / Angus King / Nyall Pamir

Setting? - Cyprus (Greece)

Series? - Agatha Raisin #6

Title? - The title suggests that this Agatha Raisin novel is about the death of a tourist, which it is, but I wouldn't call the tourist terrible. Perhaps it is more about the killer than the victim.

Character Analysis? - I
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Erin
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
Chris
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!
Dominika
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
Laura
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.


Lynne
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!
An Odd1
Sixth Agatha Raisin 50s chases ex-groom James Lacey, neighbor in Cotswold village, to intended honeymoon villa in north Cyprus. Two sets of terrible tourists, one posh and rude, other nouveau riche and vulgar are unlikely match, especially when flashy temptress Rose has thin needle-like weapon into spine after disco dance. Agatha and James pair to solve murder. Sir Charles Fraith gets Aggie drunk and slips into her bed then James gives her grief.

Place descriptions are quoted verbatim from touri
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Claude
Boring and repetitive. The only reason I finished it was that I skipped pages and more pages. Very weak plot.
Sallee
This takes up where the Murderous Marriage leaves off. James Lacey, furious with Agatha broke off the engagement when her first husband showed up at the marriage ceremony in time to stop Agatha from committing bigamy. James takes off for North Cyprus where they had planned to honeymoon. Agatha, not one to sit home, takes off to find him. She finds him but he is only polite to her. When they witness a murder, sullen James and spurned Agatha have to clear their names as well as investigate the gr ...more
Kris
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Georgiana 1792
Dopo la mia prima esperienza con Agatha Raisin (Agatha Raisin e i camminatori di Dembley), malgrado quel quarto episodio non mi avesse coinvolto in modo particolare, sono arrivata ad appassionarmi alle avventure e alle indagini di questa ultracinquantenne dal carattere non facile e alle sue vicissitudini col vicino di casa James Lacey, di cui è innamorata e per cui è arrivata a smussare i lati più affilati del suo carattere, inghiottendo un bel po’ d’orgoglio. Così ho letto gli altri casi, un po ...more
Hermioneginny
Dopo il mancato matrimonio, Agatha segue James a Cipro Nord, per tentare di riconquistarlo. Cercandolo negli hotel, incappa in un gruppetto di connazionali di diversa estrazione sociale. Quando una di loro viene uccisa, nessuno può lasciare l'isola, perché sono tutti sospettati. Agatha si ritrova divisa tra James e sir Charles, e dovrà fare di tutto per tornare a casa.

Quattro stelline solo perché sono affezionata ad Agatha, ma non mi è piaciuta l'ambientazione (i Cotswolds sono molto meglio di C
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Alan
Another good read as Agatha finds herself in North Cyprus, making this a travelogue murder mystery and a nice change from village life. I enjoyed Agatha's renewed friendship with Sir Charles and the motley crew of expats who slowly get bumped off. Agatha is an interesting and lovable character because she wears her heart on her sleeve, is eternally optimistic about her love life, and is highly reactive rather than rational in her decision-making. It's unusual to meet such a chaotic main characte ...more
Michelle
The 6th book in the Agatha Raisin series has Agatha heading off to Cyprus in search of James. While searching for him, she takes a day cruise and meets an odd group of British tourists: 3 upper crusts, and 3 working/middle class. The groups seem unlikely to get along, but for some reason hit it off and begin spending time together. After finding James, the two join this unusual group of tourists, and at an after dinner disco, are shocked to find that one of the group, Rose, is murdered on the da ...more
Gail
Agatha Raisin is far from home in this sixth book of the series; she follows her on-again, off-again beau James to Cyprus for some sun and (she hopes) romance. Befriended by a group of British tourists, she and James witness the murder of one of their group at a nightclub. Agatha is determined to uncover the killer, especially after several attempts on her life. James refuses to be drawn into the hunt, and disappears on his own agenda, much to Agatha's disappointment.
Ann Boytim
The same old nosy Agatha and she will not give up on James even though at times he treats her very badly. Agatha can have a really sharp tongue but always has to try and find the murdered and this time travels to Cyprus after James has gone there on what would have been their honeymoon. James and Agatha try and team up but argue all the time and get angry with each other. Agatha (after help solving two murders) does return to England.
Kate
Jul 30, 2014 Kate rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kate by: Simon
Shelves: 2014-books
This is a weak entry in this series. After Agatha's wedding is cancelled, she foolishly chases James to Cyprus to win him back no becomes involved in the murder of two British tourists. It is very melodramatic, with breaks in the action to learn about the history of the tourist spots that Agatha and her new friends visit. The history did not belong in this book and ultimately, the murders were not that interesting.
Arnault Duprez
Sempre gradevole, un utile aggiornamento di inglese. Questa volta la nostra Agatha, correndo dietro al suo James, si ritrova a Cipro, parte turca. Ovviamente, sulla scia della Signora in giallo, si trova coinvolta in un assassinio. Scritto nel solito stile diretto e vivo, frasi più da inglese parlato che scritto, grande umorismo, alcune espressioni da tenere a mente per appunto la conversazione. Very british, quite gorgeous.
Fragmentage
In Teil 6 der Agatha Raisin-Reihe setzt James sich nach Nordzypern ab, um Abstand zwischen sich und Agatha zu bringen, die ihm allerdings sofort nachreist. Dort angekommen findet sie James nicht sofort und freundet sich stattdessen mit einer Gruppe englischer Touristen an. Als eine der Damen ermordet wird, kommt Schwung ins Strandidyll.

Oder auch nicht.

Das war wohl der schwächste Agatha Raisin, den ich bisher gelesen habe. Obwohl mir Zypern als Kulisse an sich gut gefallen hat und Engländer da au
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