Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House
Agatha Raisin, snug and warm in her Carsley cottage, has that same old feeling–boredom–until a report of a haunted house sends her and new neighbor, handsome Paul Chatterton, to investigate. Suddenly, middle-aged Agatha is aglow with romance and excitement. But the glow fades fast. It turns out... show more
Agatha Raisin, snug and warm in her Carsley cottage, has that same old feeling–boredom–until a report of a haunted house sends her and new neighbor, handsome Paul Chatterton, to investigate. Suddenly, middle-aged Agatha is aglow with romance and excitement.
But the glow fades fast. It turns out Paul is a cad. The victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy. And the ghost is most likely someone playing a dirty trick. Then an old lady is soon found murdered. But never fear! For Agatha, solving a homicide is more fun than hunting a ghost. She quickly has a theory and a risky scheme. And she is about to make a startling discovery which can be her greatest triumph...or leave her heartbroken, in trouble with the police, and in danger of losing her reputation–or her life.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2005-03-01
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
Series: Agatha Raisin (#14)
Agatha is again mesmerized by another man living in the house next door. This time he's married. But that doesn't get in the way of her daydreams. Nice visit with the usual gang but not as strong as the earlier books that included character development.
It's difficult to divide a visit with old friends with the strength of this book. Agatha is again mesmerized with the latest man living next door although he claims to be married. Under it all she still pines for the goofy James Lacey. Her aging comes out when she cannot get up out of a lawn chair g...
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I was completely unaware of the Agatha Raisin books until just a few days ago, and I am really happy to have found a new mystery series I enjoy! The character of Agatha Raisin is so well written! I love the juxtaposition of her crankiness and her vulnerability, and it has been a long time since I've...