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  1. Jaline Jaline says:

    Lying somewhere in the range between cozy mystery and crime suspense the Agatha Raisin series is great undemanding entertainment readingTwenty seven books ago Agatha Raisin left her PR job in London to take early retirement in a small village in the Cotswolds She is irascible very rarely graceful unless she puts on her heels forcing a certain amount of necessary grace short of falling on her fanny with an acerbic sense of humor and the tendency to get mad crushes on any single male who finds himself within a 50 mile radius Opinionated and incorrigibly politically incorrect she also has a razor sharp mind and a totally uncensored intuitionOut of boredom Agatha Raisin decided to set aside her retirement and open her own Private Investigation service What started as just her poking around until something flew out gradually grew into a full agency with 4 assistant investigators all of them added gradually over this series complete with fascinating back stories And yes I have read the entire series so far – starting with an amazing deal for the boxed e Set of the first 25 books – and continuing through to this most recent oneA retired detective named Gerald Devere has moved to the village and Agatha is set to pounce – especially when she notices that Mrs Bloxby the vicar’s wife has taken to wearing fancier outfits and a new hairstyle Did I mention Agatha is highly competitive? She rationalizes her predator’s instincts under the guise of saving Mrs Bloxby from herself Both women are crushed when it appears obvious that Gerald has a ‘thing’ for another new resident – Peta CurrieMeanwhile the residents are upset because their allotments areas villagers can rent within a large community garden to plant vegetables is about to be turned into a housing development by the owner of the land Lord Bellington One of Agatha’s oldest friends Sir Charles Fraith goes with her to try and persuade Lord Bellington against this plan and shortly thereafter Lord Bellington is dead When told of the symptoms Agatha intones that he has been poisoned and since it turns out to be exactly how she called it she gets herself in trouble – again – with the local constable who is always irked that Agatha beats him to the punch Did I mention that Agatha is super ambitious and loves having her agency get to the finish line before the police? As has happened before Agatha is thoroughly uestioned but she is not the only one Damien Lord Bellington’s son is a prime suspect and there is a long line up of other possibilitiesDamien hires Agatha and her agency to figure out who did this so he can clear his name And that is where things get really interesting as bodies continue to pile up I’m not sure what it is about Agatha Raisin but despite cringe worthy behavior a lack of social graces and a personality that cannot decide if it’s insecure or confident bumbling or competent – Agatha Raisin just grew on me She is funny thinks things that boggle my brain says things that would scald my mouth and is outrageous in so many ways Yet I really enjoy reading about her exploits and love the fact that in the end she always figures out “who dunnit”

  2. Bam cooks the books ;-) Bam cooks the books ;-) says:

    35 to 4 starsI recently picked up The Witches' Tree the 28th in the Agatha Raisin mystery series from the new book shelf at the library and realized I had somehow missed reading number 27 Gasp Thankfully my library had a copy of Pushing Up Daisies on the shelf I wouldn't want to read them out of order after allAgatha Raisin is such a hoot At fifty three she is single lives in the Cotswolds and runs her own detective agency In this outing Agatha is hired to figure out who killed Lord Bellington his son and heir wishes to clear his nameMost small agencies like hers survive on missing pet and divorce cases but Agatha has had some success solving murder cases in the past mostly through her intuition and stumbling upon clues But as her ex husband says The trouble with you Agatha is that you solve your cases by ending up a sort of tethered goat The murderer realizes you are on to him and he decides to bump you offWhile working the case Agatha has her usual romantic problems as do her staff and friends Will she ever find true love? Or is she much too independent and feisty for that?These books are delightfully funny and can be gobbled down in one sitting like a bag of chips They sort of remind me of the Nancy Drew mystery books that I loved as a child but a adult version with a little sex its problems and conseuences thrown in Now on to book 28

  3. Bad Cookie Bad Cookie says:

    It was okay but the story was choppy and someone should have done a better job of editing

  4. Una Tiers Una Tiers says:

    It was nice to see all the characters this is the 4 part The set up and resolutions are without much meat to them People are ALWAYS home and not too busy to talk to Agatha Many of the things are not reasonable I think she crowded the book with characters and murders without a benefit to the readerDid James have anything to do with naming the cats?

  5. Susan Johnson Susan Johnson says:

    35 stars Agatha Raisin is really an unpleasant person but there's just something about her She is abrupt selfish too outspoken knows no boundaries and is not very nice She is also smart witty and deep inside wants to be loved She's always on the hunt for a man in her life apparently not realizing her attitude is a major drawback There's something about her as she has friends and loyal employees When the local Lord wants to sell the town's garden allotments to a real estate developer he ends up dead His son and heir hires Agatha to find the killer As the investigation ambles through the delightful Cotswold towns and uirky natives a newcomer ends up dead and buried in an allotment Are the murders connected? She meets a potential lover but is he too young for her? She dabbles with old love Charles and meets a local gentry who has uite an interest in her until he ends up dead too Where Agatha goes dead bodies turn up The investigation sprawls including uncovering a smuggling operation in London When the mystery ends the murderer is found uite cleverly and Agatha is off on vacation with a love interest What could be better?Thank you Net Galley for providing the book in exchange for a fair review

  6. Heather Heather says:

    RE READ UPDATE 72116First Review 62516This is the first book I've read from the Agatha Raisin series and I think that maybe it wasn't the best one to start on The mystery was ok the pacing was fine There wasn't really anything I could fault but there's nothing I can really praise either This felt very much like a meh read for me I honestly don't think I'll remember reading it in six months time Heck I finished it two days ago and I'm already forgetting it The best thing about this book was the characters They felt very solid and fleshed out I do feel like I missed something not having read the previous books though Some of the character interaction seemed to depend on those previous stories So I didn't love this book but it intrigued me enough to want to read Agatha Raisin mysteries I'm actually reading the first in the series now and I must say it is better than this one But maybe if I decide to read all the books in the series when I get to this one again I might appreciate it Only time will tell I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewEDIT Re read this and finished on July 20 2016 after reading the entire Agatha Raisin series I definitely enjoyed it this time around I had a MUCH better understanding of the characters and got the little inside jokes this time I really liked the character development of Bill and Mrs Bloxby I liked the CharlesAgatha relationship in this one too I admit I ship Agatha and Charles pretty hard Come on Beaton AC 4 evaBut mostly my first review still stands You really need to read the entire series first to appreciate this book Also the mystery part is forgettable The character developmentsevents aren't however So if you are reading the series you'll enjoy this one but don't take it as a stand alone

  7. Ionia Ionia says:

    Oh Aggie How I love thee I even named my pug after you Not to say you have wrinkles Agatha Raisin may not be getting any younger but she just keeps getting better If you like me have been following this series for a long time then you will know what I mean when I say I couldn't wait to get a fix I've missed my Raisin This book has the usual charming cast of characters plus some new ones that spice things up a bit Wherever Agatha goes there seems to be trouble as Bill Wong has pointed out a number of times I like that Bill took life by the horns this time and showed some independence I also enjoyed the furthering of Agatha's poor love life situation The murders in this book are uniue and interesting as always but I particularly like the way this one wrapped up No spoilers from this girl but I will say that it made Agatha once again one of those characters you love because of their lack of perfection I strongly recommend this book to anyone that is following this series and thank MC Beaton as always for the jolly round of giggles that ensued from reading her work This review is based on a complementary copy from the publisher and was provided through Netgalley All opinions are my own

  8. Karen Karen says:

    This was not the usual feisty Agatha that I've come to know and love She has become a little soft and tired leaving much of the detecting to Toni and Simon Surprisingly she seems to be getting younger and has taken to petting and playing with her cats I missed some of the old characters Gone are the long chats with Mrs Bloxby whose appearance has changed a great deal and the shenanigans of Roy Silver James is mentioned briefly Thankfully Charles is still presentThe book rambled a lot and was in need of editing The ending fell flat and there was no hint in the epilogue of another murder or anything exciting to look forward to in the next book Wish I could have given this one than three stars

  9. Paul E. Morph Paul E. Morph says:

    The plot and I use the term loosely was so meandering in this one I really struggled to maintain my attention Far too much time was spent on the latest disasters in Agatha’s perpetually stalled love lifeOn the plus side it was the first of these books in uite some time not to suffer from a painfully overlong epilogue

  10. Enid Silver Enid Silver says:

    The story was choppy and honestly to me it felt like solving a murder was just an afterthought slotted in when it's realised that nothing murder y had been mentioned in 20 pages The characters were just replaying stereotypes set out from previous books rather than furthering their development and I swear the conversations between Aggie and the regulars were rehashes of scenes from earlier books Nothing new

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Agatha Raisin: Pushing up Daisies ✤ [Download] ➼ Agatha Raisin: Pushing up Daisies By M.C. Beaton ➶ – When Agatha Raisin left behind her PR business in London she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began a successful private detective agency Unfortunately the villa When Agatha Raisin left behind her Pushing up PDF/EPUB Â PR business in London she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began a successful private Agatha Raisin: PDF \ detective agency Unfortunately the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy Lord Bellington a wealthy land developer wants to turn the community garden Raisin: Pushing up Kindle Ö into a housing estate When Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans he scoffs “Do you think I give a damn about those pesky villagers” So when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later it’s no surprise that some in town are feeling celebratoryThe villagers are relieved to learn that Bellington’s son and heir Damian has no interest in continuing his father’s development plans But the police are definitely interested in him―as suspect number one His father’s death it seems was no accident But when Damian hires Agatha to find the real killer she finds no shortage of suspects The good news is that a handsome retired detective named Gerald has recently moved to town Too bad he was seen kissing another newcomer But when she is also found murdered Gerald is eager to help Agatha with the case Agatha Gerald and her team of detectives must untangle a web of contempt in order to uncover a killer’s identity.