Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Review: M.C. Beaton: Busy Body

Busy Body:  An Agatha Raisin Mystery
Author:  M.C. Beaton

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (Oct 12 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312387016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312387013
From Amazon Canada: 
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…

I love Agatha!!! Fun Fun Fun!!!  What is there not to love about a man-crazy, slightly overweight, chain smoking lovable middle aged woman!  Throw in her own detective agency along with it's cast of sleuths and the Cotswold setting and you have the ingredients for a delightful romp in the UK.  Both James and Charles put in appearances as usual...just enough to drive her crazy!  A little bit of a Christmas bent just to make it timely for a Christmas read.  Keep the Agatha Raisin adventures coming M.C. Beaton!!!

Busy Body was a library book.

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