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    Poor Agatha never seems to get it right The men in her life let her down, or rather they don t meet her high expectations Her schemes for publicity usually go wrong and someone else takes the limelight In this latest story Agatha takes on a new assistant detective Toni Gil Toni comes from a very troubled family and Agatha despite her gruff exterior does have a heart, she takes Toni under her wing and does her best to help her get settled away from her awful mother and brother Toni is go Poor Agatha never seems to get it right The men in her life let her down, or rather they don t meet her high expectations Her schemes for publicity usually go wrong and someone else takes the limelight In this latest story Agatha takes on a new assistant detective Toni Gil Toni comes from a very troubled family and...


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    Lately, nothing book related worked for me My friends might ve noticed the absence of recent reviews Most books I read were mediocre and not worthy of reviews, or re reads not of the sterling quality either Sadly, this one was no exception It s a new author for me though, so I stuck with the novel to the end This author is well known The blurb mentions her accomplishments and calls her the new Queen of Crime , and the number of mysteries she has written, all published by a big house, one Lately, nothing book related worked for me My friends might ve noticed the absence of recent reviews Most books I read were mediocre and not worthy of reviews, or re reads not of the sterling quality either Sadly, this one was no exception It s a new author for me though, so I stuck with the novel to the end This author is well known The blurb mentions her accomplishments and calls her the new Queen of Crime , and the number of mysteries she has written, all published by a big house, one of the top guns, is well over 20...


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    Agatha Raisin has always wanted to have a traditional Christmas with a proper Christmas tree, turkey and plum pudding and especially snow on Christmas day Her previous efforts haven t turned out quite how she wanted them to So she is planning well ahead and employing caterers so that nothing can go wrong with the meal But before Christmas she has to solve a mystery Rich Mrs Tamworthy has written to her and said one of her relatives wants her dead before Christmas...


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    My first Agatha Raisin mystery Raisin is one crusty character She eats frozen dinners all of the time Smokes like a chimney She s also compassionate, bright, and brave The supporting characters are all eccentric and fun Mixed in with mystery are growing old pains and the pains of the young not quite old enough Agatha hopes to have the best Christmas dinner party ever, and in a way she does, but so many unexpected things happen Also, I really enjoyed meeting the other detectives that work My first Agatha Raisin mystery Raisin is one crusty character She eats frozen dinners all of the time Smokes like a chimney She s also compassionate, bright, and brave The supporting characters are all eccentric and fun Mixed in with mystery are growing old pains and the pains of the young not quite old enough Agatha hopes to have the best Christmas dinner party ever, and in a way she does, but so ma...


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    Agatha finally gets a lovely Christmas partywell, almost.


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    I absolutely adore Agatha..In this book Agatha has decided she is going to serve the perfect Christmas dinner, perhaps she has forgotten her attempt to do this before Or the fact that she does not cook Of course before this happens Agatha ends up in the middle of a murder Agatha has also taken a new young detective under her wing, somewhat becoming the surrogate mother to Tony always nice to see Agatha has a big heart underneath her gruff exterior I enjoyed this book, I like the I absolutely adore Agatha..In this book Agatha has decided she is going to serve the perfect Christmas dinner, perhaps she has forgotten her attempt to do this before Or the fact that she does not cook Of course before this happens Agatha ends up in the middle of a murder Agatha has also taken a new young detective under her wing, somewhat becoming the surrogate mother to Ton...


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    An enjoyable, entertaining read with interesting characters, twists and turns.


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    Another marvelous installment, one in which all of Agatha s best qualities are showcased to the max.Though she s always had sudden bursts of generosity and protectiveness, Mrs Raisin outdoes herself this time She may be mellowing a bit, but for Agatha that just means she s refocusing her no nonsense attitudes to the benefit of those around her And to her own benefit, as she sets boundaries and becomesaware of her foibles and reins them in.One of the recipients of her generosity is new c Another marvelous installment, one in which all of Agatha s best qualities are showcased to the max.Though she s always had sudden bursts of generosity and protectiveness, Mrs Raisin outdoes herself this time She may be mellowing a bit, but for Agatha that just means she s refocusing her no nonsense attitudes to the benefit of those around her And to her own benefit, as she sets boundaries and becomesaware of her foibles and reins them in.One of the recipients of her generosity is new character, Toni She s a great parallel for Agatha a sharp young woman from a horrible home who s determined to find success and solace If only Agatha herself had found a solid support system at Toni s age, I wonder how she might have differed.The main case is an odd one As Toni points out, the family at the center seemslike a bored group out for a murder mystery weekend The dynamic changes as we go along, but we never g...


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    Not the worst Christmas present I ever got, but close Considering it s hailed as sharp, witty, hugely intelligent and unfailingly entertaining I expected a whole lotI also expected it to be Christmas themed given the title, but the plot takes place in October Only the last chapter features a Christmas dinner which I thought was a bit of a let down.I thought the book was extrem...


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    This was my first attempt at an audio book For the most part, I had to make myself pay attention I find that when I drive, that s when I do some of my best thinking But since I don t get to read nearly every book that I want to readI checked this book on cd out at the library and have been listening to it for the past 2 weeks I mostly drive short trips..so it has taken awhile This is my first experience with Agatha Raisin and I found her to be both amusing and annoying at times She This was my first attempt at an audio book For the most part, I had to make myself pay attention I find that when I drive, that s when I do some of my best thinking But since I don...


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Kissing Christmas Goodbye (Agatha Raisin, #18) Unlike Quite A Number Of People, Agatha Had Not Given Up On Christmas To Have The Perfect Christmas Had Been A Childhood Dream Whilst Surviving A Rough Upbringing In A Birmingham Slum Holly Berries Glistened, Snow Fell Gently Outside, And Inside, All Was Dickensian Jollity And In Her Dreams, James Lacey Kissed Her Under The Mistletoe, And, Like A Middle Aged Sleeping

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Kissing Christmas Goodbye (Agatha Raisin, #18)
  • M.C. Beaton
  • English
  • 20 July 2018
  • 0312349114

About the Author: M.C. Beaton

Like her on Facebook Learnon her website Watch a video of Marion discussing the casting of the AGATHA RAISIN Christmas specialMarion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Like her on Facebook Learnon her website Watch a video of Marion discussing the casting of the AGATHA RAISIN Christmas specialMarion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Marion Chesney, Charlotte Ward, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith Sons Ltd While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic She left Smith s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian When that didn t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.Anxious to spendtime at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in 1977 After she had written over 100 of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with 1714 to 1910, she began to write detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M C Beaton On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created