Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Book Review: AS THE PIG TURNS BY M.C. BEATON

Genre:  Mystery
Published:  BBC Audiobooks: Unabridged  (20 Oct 2011)
Rating:  8/10

About the Book:

Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Toni, to enjoy the merriment. But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha - and the rest of the village - realise that things aren't what they seem... 

This was my introduction to the world of Agatha Raisin, a cantankerous, obstinate, opinionated busybody and, to be honest, not a very nice person overall!

Though she does have some good traits such as loyalty to her friends and employees.

She also has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, for instance when a pig is being roasted she is the only one to realise that it’s not a pig but a man …. she also discovers a body in an unusual place.

I really enjoyed listening to this story and I did come to like Agatha’s bustling nosiness and her vulnerabilities.  The story moves along at a steady pace, it was never boring and I found it easy to follow.

I shall be reading more of this entertaining series.


 

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