9780312387013

Busy Body: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin Mysteries)

Beaton, M. C.

ISBN 10: 0312387016 / 0-312-38701-6
ISBN 13: 9780312387013
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, but her cozy little village of Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. But this year Mr. John Sunday, a selfimportant officer with the Health and Safety Board, has ruled that the traditional tree on top of the church is a public menace; that lampposts are unsafe for hanging illuminations; that May Dimwoody’s homemade toys are dangerous for children… Things have reached such a desperate pass that the Carsely Ladies’ Society joins forces with the ladies in the neighboring village of Odley Cruesis to try to put a stop to Mr. Sunday’s meddling—only to find that someone has literally put a stop to him with a kitchen knife.

Agatha’s detective agency is on the case, but when a man has made as many enemies as John Sunday, it’s hard to know where to start…

Review:

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for…

Cranky yet lovable Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, though her cozy village of Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. Until now. This year, local Health and Safety Board officer John Sunday is threatening to undo some of Carsley’s most time-honored traditions. The tree on top of the church? A public menace. The decorations hanging on the lampposts? Hazardous. Even May Dimwoody’s homemade toys are deemed unsafe for the children. Bah humbug! The Carsely Ladies Society is in an uproar and will do anything to put a stop to this Scrooge—only to find that someone else has done it for them…with a kitchen knife. Soon Agatha’s detective agency is on the case. But when a man has made as many enemies as Mr. John Sunday, it’s hard to know where to start—or how to stop the killer from striking again.

 “Beaton does a brilliant job…Agatha’s struggles…continue to tantalize.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Agatha scores again with a cunning mix of satire and mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Book Description: Minotaur/BOMC. 1 Cloth(s), 2010. hard. Book Condition: New. The tetchy yet loveable Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, even though picturesque Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. Until this year, that is, as local health and safety board officer John Sunday has threatened to undo some of the little Cotswold village's most time-honored traditions. In this 21st outing for Agatha, after There Goes the Bride, the Carsely Ladies Society is in an uproar and resolves to put a stop to this Scrooge's efforts, only to find that someone else has done it for them—with a kitchen knife. But when a man has made as many enemies as Sunday, it's hard for Agatha to know where to start her investigation—or how to stop the killer from striking again. Perceptively characterized by the St. Petersburg Times as a "glorious cross between Miss Marple, Auntie Mame, and Lucille Ball, with a tad of pit bull tossed in," Agatha Raisin has won legions of fans since her first foray into crime-solving in Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. M.C. Beaton gives us the adventures of a cranky middle-aged woman who has a knack for stumbling across mysteries in the English village that she has made her home."In bestseller Beaton's terrific 21st Agatha Raisin mystery, the fiercely formidable private detective and her perky young protégé, Toni Gilmour, look into the stabbing murder of John "Grudge" Sunday. [The author] does a brilliant job of depicting Agatha's struggles with aging and keeping her detective agency afloat. Her romantic upheavals (will she ever marry close friend Sir Charles Fraith?) continue to tantalize."—Publishers Weekly 278. Bookseller Inventory # 42230

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