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Hiss and Hers: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin #23)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  3,502 Ratings  ·  409 Reviews
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Minotaur Books (first published 2012)
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Mary Lou
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I'm a glutton for punishment. I continue to read each new Agatha Raisin novel when it comes out, and continue to be disappointed. No longer the fan of mysteries that I once was, I return to Carsely in the hopes that THIS time Agatha will wise up, but she never does. For awhile, desperation and bad choices were part of her "charm" but after 23 books it's just getting old and frustrating. Don't know if I can take another ride on this merry-go-round. But I've been saying that for the last 10 books ...more
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of Agatha Raisin's mysteries for about 5 years now. While I do have a special place for Agatha in my literary heart, I sadly find myself disappointed that the author does not give more depth and dimension to her characters.

I also read her Hamish Macbeth mystery series and I have noticed for some time now that she forgets old characters traits or even if she had them killed in previous books. In this latest installment to Raisin's adventures I actually found myself exasperated a
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I took a break from listening to the Agatha Raisin series, but I’m back again. I’m already up to #23 and it was a good one. I can’t help but laugh at Agatha’s antics. She’s a 50-something year old woman who acts like a teenager when it comes to men. Poor Agatha, she never seems to get her man.

This time she finds herself interested in the gardener, George Marston. Agatha isn’t the only woman interested in him, but she’s the only one that discovers his body. His very dead body. Of course she becom
Shirley Schwartz
I've gone off Aggie lately. I used to love the Agatha Raisin series, but the last few books have been less than stellar. I don't like the way the plot quickly moves from thing to another with really no lead up. The first part of this book had a tight plot and was centred around an English country summer. The atmosphere was wonderful, hot, dry with a storm finally coming to break the tension. But the tension of the book itself didn't follow the weather scenario. Then in the last half of the book ...more
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Snakes and Bastards!" Are Agatha's favorite cuss words, in this book she comes across a lot of both.
Ellie Wenck
Agatha Raisin has fallen in love, again, this time with the local gardener.  Agatha is planning her conquest with George, but then, as (bad) luck would have it, George winds up dead.  Murdered.  To hide her feelings of rejection (as it seems that George had it off with quite a few of the female villagers) and sorrow (more so in the fact that she wasn't able to have a fling with George), she goes into investigating mode to find who killed George.  

It seems that there are quite a few suspects.  Th
I think it may be time to cross Agatha Raisin off my list. I’ve read everyone of the MC Beaton books featuring this character. However, the last two or 3 have made me wonder why. Reviewers call her “endearing.” Maybe. She’s also annoying. Plus, there’s less mystery and more stumbling around which was not true in her initial stories. Perhaps this is meant to be funny. Or it could be that my reading tastes are changing. In this edition, Agatha is pining away after the retired Army officer now gard ...more
An Odd1
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fun
Her favorite curse is especially pertinent "Snakes and bastards!" p9, p182, et nauseum. Private detective Agatha Raisin avoids poisonous local adder bites. But her latest crush, sleep-around gardener-carpenter odd jobber George Marston, rejects the wrong female.

All her men friends pitch in: young local cop Bill Wong, composed Sir Charles Fraith, cold ex-hubbie James Lacey, detective agency employees elderly Phil and ambitious heir Simon Black, former PR-hungry employee Roy Silver, in "emerald g
Erik Deckers
I like M.C. Beaton, but Agatha Raisin and her supporting cast have almost become caricature stereotypes of themselves. Some days I feel like her books are formulaic -- Agatha will lust after a man, her friends will try to talk her out of it, she'll screw it up, and will spend the rest of the book trying to get over it, failing to learn her lesson yet again. Oh, and she'll solve a murder for the police, who think she's an interfering old bat, despite the fact that she's solved over two dozen or m ...more
Pam Baddeley
Jul 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The 23rd in the Agatha Raisin series. From the six I've read so far (numbers 2, 6, 12, 17, 22 and this one), the quality has gone downhill. This story is set mostly in her village yet there is no real evocation of a Cotswolds setting. At one point, it is remarked that Agatha's village has a lot of thatched roofs and yet if I recall correctly - and this article seems to back me up Tiled roofs in the Cotswolds, although thatching was once common in the area, there was a move over time to tile the ...more
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