Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

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Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: Bea
Characteristics: 197 p. ; 22 cm.

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LibraryUser53
Jul 11, 2018

Pretty good for a short mystery novel. Novella really. I find it a little difficult to really enjoy Beaton's Agatha Raisin mystery series b/c Agatha herself just isn't overly likable. Agatha: A middle-aged retired woman who can't leave well enough alone in her small village life, and worse, she's man-crazy to the point of losing all perspective on the subject. But it's easy to overlook all that b/c, by her vary nature, her curiosity means she ends up sticking her nose in some interesting people's business. The results can be problematic, but it's fiction after all. A few bodies strewn around town in a work of fiction is nothing to worry about. Gives Agatha something to do. Beaton's writing style is very good, to boot. In this one, Agatha leaves her home of Carsely (UK) for a short stay in Norfolk, and discovers there's fairies about. The fairies seem to be intent to steal everything not locked down. Meanwhile, there's murder afoot. Will Agatha be able to restrain herself, and mind her own business? Not bloody likely.

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Jul 18, 2016

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam --- by --- M.C. Beaton.
M.C.’s heroine turns snoop (again) to ferret out the perpetrator of the crime. The bodies stack up like so much cord wood as, once again, beats out the inept coppers in snooping out the murderer. The writing involves no gunplay but the sleuthing is exquisite. I’ve fallen love with Beaton’s style. In fact I’ve now exhausted all the print editions in my local library. Must I now submerge myself in the spoken-book versions of Raisin? Better to check the old book stores or the flea markets. Egad: some sleuthing of my own.

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luv2read571
Jul 15, 2013

It's not easy to take a long-standing character and plop her into a new setting, but it was done seamlessly. Enjoyed seeing Agatha navigate life in another village with a fresh cast of characters.

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