Pushing Up Daisies – M.C. Beaton

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Oh, Aggie. How I love thee. I even named my pug after you. Not to say you have wrinkles.

Agatha Raisin may not be getting any younger, but she just keeps getting better. If you, like me, have been following this series for a long time, then you will know what I mean when I say I couldn't wait to get a fix. I've missed my Raisin.

This book has the usual charming cast of characters, plus some new ones that spice things up a bit. Wherever Agatha goes, there seems to be trouble, as Bill Wong has pointed out a number of times. I like that Bill took life by the horns this time and showed some independence. I also enjoyed the furthering of Agatha's poor love life situation.

The murders in this book are unique and interesting as always, but I particularly like the way this one wrapped up. No spoilers from this girl, but I will say that it made Agatha once again, one of those characters you love because of their lack of perfection.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone that is following this series, and thank M.C. Beaton, as always, for the jolly round of giggles that ensued from reading her work.

This review is based on a complementary copy from the publisher and was provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


Category: Adults, Crime, Mystery, Novel

When Agatha Raisin left behind her PR business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately, the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy.
Expand text… Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend Sir Charles Fraith attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans he scoffs: “Do you think I give a damn about those pesky villagers?” So when Agatha finds his obituary in the newspaper two weeks later, it’s no surprise that some in town are feeling celebratory.

The villagers are relieved to learn that Bellington’s son and heir, Damian, has no interest in continuing his father’s development plans. But the police are definitely interested in him―as suspect number one. His father’s death, it seems, was no accident. But when Damian hires Agatha to find the real killer, she finds no shortage of suspects. The good news is that a handsome retired detective named Gerald has recently moved to town. Too bad he was seen kissing another newcomer. But when she is also found murdered, Gerald is eager to help Agatha with the case. Agatha, Gerald, and her team of detectives must untangle a web of contempt in order to uncover a killer’s identity.

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 01

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 02

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 03

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 04

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 05

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 06

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 07

Pushing Up Daisies - Chapter 08