Introducing Agatha Raisin The Quiche of Death/The Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the lengthy Agatha Raisin series. Agatha is in her 50's and after selling her public relations firm, she moves to a small cottage in the Cotswolds where she attempts to fit into village life. Agatha has very few social skills and a somewhat abrasive personality, and in the first book, The Quiche of Death, she almost torpedoes her hopes of joining village society when she passes off a storebought quiche as one of her own in a cooking competition. When the judge dies after eating piece of it, she's sure she's doomed. However, with the help of the vicar's wife she begins to redeem herself, and she manages to make friends with the detective investigating the untimely death as she "helps" him solve it. The second book sees Agatha honing her detective skills as well as developing an uneasy relationship with the bachelor next door as they investigate the death of a disliked veterinarian. These are light, easy, and humorous books, and I plan to continue reading the series.
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