>> Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Having finished the Mrs. Pollifax series I was in need of a new light mystery series for my driving around audiobooks. The title of this one caught my eye and the fact that it was read by Donada Peters was a plus.
Agatha Raisin is a 53 year old single woman who owns her own successful PR firm in London. She sells the business and retires to a cottage in the English countryside. The villagers of Carsley are pleasant enough, but not exactly welcoming. In order to try to become part of the community Agatha decides to enter a quiche competition, but when the judge dies after eating her quiche, it’s not exactly the thing she’d like to be known for among the villagers. Agatha’s efforts to defend herself and learn the truth provide a fun tale full of quirky characters.
I’ll definitely be continuing this series as audiobooks because the light mystery genre is perfect for ‘driving around town listening’.