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Agatha gives a dinner party - what could possibly go wrong?
on 5 February 2014
Here we are in familiar Agatha Raisin territory - she tries hard to fit into the village and village life, and it all backfires.
This time, Agatha has decided to play Lady Bountiful and invite half a dozen of the old folks of the village to a Christmas meal. Sensibly (given her previous forays into cookery) she hires caterers but decides to make the pudding herself - with predictably terrible results, and the pudding kills someone ... or does it?
This is a yarn with all the familiar elements and as such passes the time well enough, but I think this series has reached its sell-by date. To be honest, the biggest mystery for me was why it was called "Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble" when it was a Christmas pudding that featured...