Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam

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When a fortune teller from a previous case informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny-and true love-lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening. Random objects go missing from people's homes and odd little lights are seen dancing in the villagers' gardens and yards. Stories soon begin circulating about the presence of fairies.But when a prominent village resident is found murdered, and some suspicion falls on her and her friend Sir Charles Fraith, Agatha decides she's had enough of this fairy nonsense and steps up her sleuthing for a human killer.The prickly yet endearing Agatha will have fans dangling in suspense: Will she catch her crook-and a husband?
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312204969
Branch Call Number: M/BEAT
Characteristics: 197p. 21cm.


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Nov 26, 2018

AR book 10 of 30

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.

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.

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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