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Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble (short story) [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Beaton
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews)

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Product Description

The bossy, vain and irresistible Agatha is back in this latest short story.

Agatha is spending Christmas at home in the Cotswolds - and in a fit of goodwill towards all men (and women) she invites six of Carsley's oldest residents to come around and share Christmas lunch with her.

Christmas jollity soon turns to disaster as Agatha accidentally kills one of her guests with a gruesome homemade Christmas pudding... so will it be Christmas in the cells for Agatha? Or can she fix an escape out of this particular festive mess!

About the Author

M. C. BEATON is the prolific author of the bestselling Agatha Raisin murder mysteries (featuring man-mad PR-guru-turned-private eye Agatha Raisin), the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries, a quartet of Edwardian murder mysteries and numerous Regency romances, all published by Constable & Robinson.Born in Scotland, M. C. Beaton worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street. She divides her time between Paris and a Cotswolds village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely. Visit www.agatharaisin.com for more on M. C. Beaton and her books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 335 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (6 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BFNW9M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #740 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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M C Beaton was born in Scotland. She worked for many years as a journalist on Fleet Street.

As well as the bestselling Agatha Raisin series, she is the author of the acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mysteries.

She divides her time between the Cotswolds, where she lives in a village very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely, and Paris.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a disappointment 6 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
probably my own fault but I expected a full length novel not a short story. I waited ages for this and read it in under an hour. Good characters although it was hard to believe, knowing Agatha, that she was charitable without an ulterior motive. Plot thin to the point of transparency. Don't bother IMO.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a Con! 11 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As for previous reviewers the length of the book wasn't specified at the time of purchase.   Therefore I have spent the last few months anticipating Agatha's latest case.

I sat down to enjoy it and 10 minutes later realised I was at the end.  Initially, I assumed the book hadn't downloaded properly and even went back through to check it page by page.   Not only was it short, it didn't make a lot of sense and all semblance of a plot seemed to disappear.   It was as if the author had sketched out the novel, written a few chapters and then lost the will to go on.

I feel really cheated!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Drivel!! 14 Dec 2012
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This is not a short story or a novella, it's just a few pages that for real Agatha fans (like me)is a huge dissapointment. It took me less than 30 minutes to read, which is probably longer than it took M C Beaton to think up the "plot", write it and send to her publisher. Like many of the other reviewers I had pre ordered this "book", there was no mention of it being a "short story" although I notice now that Amazon have added this to the tag line but buyer beware. I have had many free short stories on my Kindle from well known authors which were longer and much better than this "book". Indeed most of the samples on kindle to try before you buy are longer than this sorry tale. The idea that Agatha would invite old people (who in general she despises)into her home for Christmas is unbelievable and totally out of character. The issue of the Christmas pudding in the "story" is quite frankly an insult to readers intelligence. I have read all M C Beaton's Hamish MacBeth and Agatha Raisin books, but from now on will spend my money on authors who take pride in their readers and not treat them like idiots. Amazon should refund the money to all readers who were duped into buying this nonsence before they tagged it as a "short story". Stay clear of this latest rubbish from M C Beaton and spend your money on something much better - try Andrea Frazer's Falconer Files books, they are a good soft crime read that don't cost a fortune, and all eight books she has written so far in the series plus short stories are available on Kindle.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money 11 Dec 2012
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It wasn't immediately apparent that this would be a short story - even so there are short stories that are worth reading and then ones like this. This was a non-event of a book - it went nowhere and nothing much happened.
Don't waste your money
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 9 Dec 2012
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Very disappointing and wish I hadn't bought it. Would not recommend.Not nearly as good as the others. It really needed to be made clear just how short it was.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment !! 6 Dec 2012
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This completely re writes the definition of a 'short story', I didn't even know it was meant to be a short story in the first place, this is a complete waste of money, do not waste yours on buying it. The plot was weak, the characters predictable, and Im sure MC Beaton wrote this on the back of a postage stamp whilst waiting in the queue at the post office.
I am wondering whether the Author has reached the end of her story writing days, I certainly wont be wasting more money after this.. A very disappointed ex MC Beaton fan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss raisin at her funnest. 30 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Really enjoyed reading this on christmas eve my dad suggested for me to read as he read it himself and really enjoyed it too and so did my mum.Agatha was at her worst forget christmas spirt when agatha around she try to be nice by doing christmas dinner at her place for the old people but of cause it goes wrong but i won't say anymore because i don't want ruin the plot.But it was a great quickread.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written 30 Dec 2012
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This was a real disappointment. The story was not believable and trite. The ending was predictable from the beginning. The whole book was, mercifully, very short and not good value. Don't waste your money on this rubbish!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars not up to usual high standard
As a true agatha raisin fan I thoroughly expected to enjoy this short story. By & large I did, particularly the early parts dealing with the preparation of the pudding. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Stephen Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars M.C.Beat on does it again
enjoyed this story as always .nice to be able to read in a lunch time or when you have only a short period time
Published 10 days ago by cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars M C BEATON and Macbeth
M C Beaton series has around 30 books with a village policeman called Macbeth
All i need now is the last three...
Very good reading
Robert
Published 14 days ago by trebor
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fine mess, Agatha!
Agatha's attempt at making the old folk's Christmas special turns sour when she is goosed by a pensioner - and she brings the Christmas pud down on his head! Read more
Published 16 days ago by S. Fullard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed the humour in this book - glad I wasn't invited for Christmas crumble at Agatha's house
Published 19 days ago by Hazel Leach
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended - get it for yourself for Christmas
Who could resist the redoubtable Agatha? What a brilliant character. The only disappointment as with all MC Beaton's books and stories - they're too short! Read more
Published 19 days ago by Mrs. S. C. Jefferson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed it.
Published 20 days ago by Jamie Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read should have been longer
Published 27 days ago by S. Gibson
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book.
one of the better Agatha Raisin books. I like them, but they do become a little predictable.
Published 29 days ago by K. P.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy "summer" reading.
Published 1 month ago by yvonne burdfield
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