Agatha Raisin is the owner of a highly successful private investigation business in the Cotswalds district of England. Agatha is smart, feisty and single. She has been married before, in fact she lives next door to her ex-husband, James. Agatha has a reputation for always being after any single man in the village and in this book, a newly retired detective named Gerald has come to town. Agatha is immediately drawn to Gerald with his handsome face, the problem is that she is not sure that Gerald feels the same way. Agatha is asked to investigate the murder of a wealthy local named Lord Bellington. This story is funny, lively and has all the ends and outs of Agatha’s man problems and her newest conquests. You’ll also be treated to a variety of lively characters including Agatha’s friend, Sir Charles Fraith, who loves to show up unannounced at Agatha’s doorstep. You will love the story, full of colorful dialogue and all the wonderful characters that follow Agatha in every book. Pushing Up Daisies is a must for anyone who loves a great mystery, especially full of beautiful Cotwalds’ autumn and beastly murders!
Pushing Up Daisies is number 27 in the Agatha Raisin series. I have been a long-time fan of M.C. (Marion Chesney) Beaton. I am happy to say that I have read all 27 books in the series and loved every one. I think that M.C. Beaton is one of the most talented and prolific British authors of the cozy mystery genre. Her dialogue is saucy, her characters are hilarious and you’ve got to love Agatha in spite of her tough exterior. M.C. Beaton has also written a wonderful series about a tall, redheaded policeman in Scotland named Hamish McBeth. (There are 32 books in this series and I have absolutely loved all of them. ) If you are a cozy mystery lover, you must read the Agatha Raisin series. It is absolutely a winner!
Pushing Up Daisies (Agatha Raisin #27) by M.C. Beaton will be made available September 20, 2016 by the publishers, St. Martin’s Press. The egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.