- Hardcover: 294 pages
- Publisher: Minotaur Books; First British Edition edition (16 Sept. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312616260
- ISBN-13: 978-0312616267
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 72.6 x 545.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (313 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 16 Sep 2014
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"Beaton turns the cozy genre on its head....This delightfully wicked mystery is a quick and entertaining read." --"RT Book Reviews "on "The Blood of an Englishman"
"["The Blood of an Englishman"] is another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong."
Beaton turns the cozy genre on its head....This delightfully wicked mystery is a quick and entertaining read. "RT Book Reviews on The Blood of an Englishman"
["The Blood of an Englishman"] is another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong. "Kirkus Reviews""
Beaton turns the cozy genre on its head....This delightfully wicked mystery is a quick and entertaining read. RT Book Reviews on The Blood of an Englishman
[The Blood of an Englishman] is another rollicking mixture of clever mystery-making and love gone wrong. Kirkus Reviews"
Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman!
The eagerly-awaited new Agatha Raisin novel from international bestseller M.C. Beaton--This text refers to the Audio CD edition. See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
As the case drags on with no new leads seemingly in sight Aggie still has to maintain her business so other cases are taken on, and of course this wouldn’t be a Raisin novel without Agatha getting embroiled in some romance. For Aggie though, choosing the right man is never something she can find easy, plus the fact that she is stepping on other’s toes means that once again she faces danger.
Although this is more on track than last year’s novel there is perhaps too much crammed into this story, whereas certain things could have been left for the next novel to add some comedy to that. If you have never read an Agatha Raisin novel before then to be honest you are much better starting with one of the earlier ones rather than this. For us Aggie fans though this is what we expect as standard fare, Agatha running around trying to solve murders whilst falling in love with some new man in her life, and a splash of comedy. Admittedly it is formulaic but it works and keeps many of us settled down to an enjoyable read.
This book also includes the tale ‘Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble’ which those of us who have kindles were able to download and read last year, but I think that if you only read treebooks this is the first time that you have had a chance to read this.Read more ›
I like Agatha Raisin as a character and enjoy reading about her escapades and her falling in love with the most unsuitable characters as soon as she meets them. There are several during the course of this story though it does seem as though maybe Agatha is learning a little bit of sense as far as men are concerned and she does quickly realise when nothing is going to come of the relationship.
There will be more murders in Winter Parva before the case is solved and investigating it will tax the ingenuity of Agatha's staff and the police. I liked this book because it did involve Agatha's staff and some of the scenes were very amusing as was some of the dialogue. It was good to see Charles Fraith being his normal urbane self too with a cameo appearance by James Lacey - Agatha's former husband and next door neighbour.
Altogether an enjoyable read though I did spot one or two errors on continuity in this story. They didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story. Included in the e-book edition is the short story 'A Christmas Crumble'.
Unfortunately, all is not well in the society and soon the first body appears. As always the bodies begin to pile up and Agatha finds herself falling in love. With an ever growing list of suspects will Agatha and her fellow detectives find the person responsible or will the lure of a handsome man distract Agatha too much??
At the end a new character is introduced with a less than perfect past....will this new character feature in her next book? If so I can’t wait for it!
Once again this is an enjoyable, light hearted murder mystery that kept me guessing until the end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Poorly written,unbelievable plots and I struggled to find the heart to finish it. This is the first (and last) of this author's work I have attempted. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by ally williams
I can't believe how M.C.Beaton comes up with these twisting story lines.Keeps you guessing to the end.I read it that quick,couldn't wait to find out who did it.Well done Mrs B.Published 2 months ago by Marg-Cham
Another good read in the Agatha Raisin series with all the twists and turns in her investigations and relationships.Published 5 months ago by MISS L C ARNOLD
Wonderfully entertaining.........Agatha raisin is a truly complex character. Love these books. Looking forward to the next one. Happy reading !Published 5 months ago by wendy chapman