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This review is from: Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate (Paperback)
I must admit that I wouldn't like to live in Carseley or the surrounding environs. Chances of being murdered must be nearly twice as high than if you live in Midsomer, and that's saying something. I am a big fan of the Agatha Raisin books, simply because they are fun to read and are pure escapism.
When Tristan Delon comes to Carseley as Alf Boxley's curate he definitely increases the size of the congregation as most of the women start swooning over him. Chatting up the women and being very friendly with the older ones it comes as a surprise when he is murdered at the vicarage. Could Alf have been his killer? But when the bodies start mounting up is there something about Trstan's death and his past life, or is something more sinister happening?
With Agatha and her neighbour on the case, surely everything will eventually be solved. This is one of the better Agatha Raisin tales. They are all good, but some are just better than others. With its mix of mystery, romance and humour the Raisin books are something that you can put your feet up to and relax and enjoy yourself. Some peope say that there is little or no characterisation to the tales, but at the end of the day this isn't high literature, and it doesn't purport to be. If you like something that is light and frothy that you can use to escape from everyday woes, then you can't really go wrong with a Raisin book.