As The Pig Turns
Winter Parva is a picturesque (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig... show more
Winter Parva is a picturesque (touristy) Cotswold village with gift shops, a medieval market hall, and thatched cottages. After a disappointing Christmas season, the parish council has decided to hold a special event in January, complete with old-fashioned costumes, morris dancing, and a pig roast on the village green.
Always one for a good roasting, Agatha Raisin organizes an outing to enjoy the merriment. The rotary spit turning over a bed of blazing charcoals is sure to please on this foggy and blistery evening. But as the fog lifts slightly, the sharp-eyed Agatha notices something peculiar about the pig: a tattoo of a heart with an arrow through it and the name Amy.
“Stop!” she screams suddenly. “Pigs don’t have tattoos.”
The “pig,” in fact, is Gary Beech, a policeman not exactly beloved by the locals, including Agatha herself. Although Agatha has every intention of leaving matters to the police, everything changes when Gary’s ex-wife, Amy, hires Agatha’s detective agency to investigate—and another murder ensues. With that provocation, how could any sleuth as vain and competitive (and secretly insecure) as Agatha do anything other than solve the case herself?
Publish date: 2011-10-11
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: Agatha Raisin (#22)
After reading the blurb on the back of the book, I thought I was going to just love this character: "Agatha (Raisin) is like Miss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack-a-day habit, and major man lust." The protagonist, Agatha Raisin, is a 50-something detective working in an English village. It tur...
I either need to accept the fact that the characters in these books are never going to change or evolve, or I NEED TO STOP READING THEM!
This is a classic cozy mystery - although not life-altering, it is funny and enjoyable from beginning to end. Private investigator, Agatha Raisin, attends a winter carnival at a nearby picturesque Cotswold village. When Agatha goes to check out the pig roast, she notices that the pig carries a tat...
Never having read an Agatha Raisin book I thought it was about time to try. Overall, it was a good read but I was a little confused as to who each person was... fortunately my wife has read several of these books so I had help!