>> Monday, September 10, 2007
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Book on Tape Read by Donada Peters
I’ve enjoyed this series for drive time listening, but after this one, I think I’m done with the series. This one was extremely disappointing. I only finished listening to it because it was so short (only 4 tapes). Agatha Raisin has always been a mixture of independent and needy. A bit of bluster and self confidence combined with a bit of endearing naivete. In this sixth installment in the series, she’s pretty much just needy and has lost her self confidence and independence that made her a successful businesswoman. She lets herself be treated horribly by not only her ex fiancée James – who is so completely unlikeable in this book that I was hoping he’d end up being the murder victim, but also another occasional character from the series who makes a reappearance. The story takes place in Cyprus, so there’s none of the other charming characters from Agatha’s village to temper the unpleasantness.