Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche... show more
Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when Judge Cummings-Browne not only snubs her entry—but falls over dead! After her quiche’s secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth…
Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner’s tag on her toe…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1993-11-01
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Agatha Raisin (#1)
I found out about this book from the Daily Deal email I get from Audible. I read the blurb, saw the star rating was pretty good, and dropped my $2.95. I was pretty quickly engaged and found the various characters inhabiting the small village in the Cotswolds great fun to get to know. I laughed ou...
The first book in a series with a former PR lady who retired early to settle in a cottage in the English countryside. She is a spicy character, with few social graces - but she is lovable! I really enjoyed this mystery and look forward to digging in to this series.
Picked this up after hearing about the series on The Readers podcast (great podcast, check it out). I didn't really think it was the type of book for me, but I was wrong. I think Agatha Raisin is a great character and will be looking forward to reading more in the series. The mystery itself was fun ...
Okay, I'm a fan of Agatha Raisin. I love that she [ bought a quiche to compete in a contest while talking about her wonderful crust (hide spoiler)]. I love how she yells in anger and then cries behind closed doors (like most of us would do). How although she appears to not care what people think abo...
bookshelves: winter-20102011, published-1992, mystery-thriller, britain-england, fraudio, food-glorious-food, cosy Read on January 31, 2011 workaday mp3Finally getting around to the back story. So that's what happened with her husband.