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Book review: Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet 
16th-Oct-2009 01:56 pm
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After reading Quiche of Death I decided MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin books might be good for occasional light relief. Murder mysteries aren't my favourite genre but so far these books balance somewhere between a straightforward mystery and a spoof. The actual mystery in Vicious Vet isn't particularly exciting but the real reason to read them is Agatha herself, the anti-Marple who solves mysteries despite her utter lack of understanding human nature. The best moments in the second book are her terrible attempts at pursuing her handsome next-door neighbour, and his horrified responses to her ultra-aggressive courting technique had me laughing out loud a couple of times.
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16th-Oct-2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Agatha is good for a laugh isn't she?
I think I overdosed on these though a while back. I have a tebdency to like reading series of books, but unfortunately there are rather a lot of these. My Mum took to them and insisted on me ordering the whole lot from amazon (not all at once obviously). I read about the first 6 or 7 in a row and then found I couldn't stand any more! Maybe I'll come back to them in a year or two :-)
17th-Oct-2009 10:05 am (UTC)
See, this is why we have a different approach to reading whole series of books. And aren't there nearly 20 of these? That'd definitely be enough to make anything outstay its welcome LOL.
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