Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist PDF ¹ and the
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  • Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist
  • M.C. Beaton
  • English
  • 27 May 2019
  • 1845291840

About the Author: M.C. Beaton

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10 thoughts on “Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist

  1. Jenny L says:

    Read them All of them All 23 They are simply fabulous I love them and love Agatha Raisin The stories are set in the English Cotswolds which is where I m from, so that makes them extra special, but I cannot recommend them highly enough If you want to read about an opinionated, outspoken, headstrong single woman in her middle years with no money worries, but men worries and murder at every turn, then you too will love Agatha Raisin Just make sure you buythan one at a time, because y Read them All of them All 23 They are simply fabulous I love them and love Agatha Raisin The stories are set in the English Cotswolds which is where I m from, so that makes them extra special, but I cannot recommend them highly enough If you want to read about an opinionated, outspoken, headstrong single woman in her middle years with no money worries, but men worries and murder at every turn, then you too will love Agatha Raisin Just make sure you buythan one at a time, because you will regret it otherwise

  2. Joh says:

    Not quite as good as the rest in the series of Agatha Raisin books mainly because it was set in Cyprus rather than the Cotswold Villages The over long descriptions of the tourist trails in Cyprus started to get on my nerves Needs to be read though to keep up with Aggie and James on off love life

  3. Pam Baddeley says:

    Number 6 in the Agatha Raisin series In this, it seems that Agatha s husband turned up in the previous book in time to prevent her marriage to James after reading book 2, I can t imagine why he agreed to marry her and although he was subsequently murdered, James has gone to North Cyprus where the couple were due to honeymoon Needy Agatha follows him and traipses round until she finds him The place he was booked into by a long term friend turns out to be a complete dive, so he takes a vill Number 6 in the Agatha Raisin series In this, it seems that Agatha s husband turned up in the previous book in time to prevent her marriage to James after reading book 2, I can t imagine why he agreed to marry her and although he was subsequently murdered, James has gone to North Cyprus where the couple were due to honeymoon Needy Agatha follows him and traipses round until she finds him The place he was booked into by a long term friend turns out to be a complete dive, so he takes a villa and reluctantly invites her to stay.Before this, she had been staying at a hotel along with other British tourists and ended up going on a boat trip with two couples, each of whom have a wealthy older man tagging along with them One couple is posh, the other are stereotypical Essex types We are told that the Essex woman, Rose, occasionally betrays the fact that she is well read, though we don t see this in conversation and in fact, that is the style with these books, to tell things as info dumps rather than showing them In fact this book has loads of info dumps about the various historical sites the characters end up going round, in some cases Agatha s dialogue being her reading things out from guidebooks.James and Agatha end up going along with these people to a disco where Rose is stabbed using a long thin blade of some kind Subsequently, the two couples and their men friends, plus Agatha and James, are repeatedly grilled by the police Agatha starts poking her nose in and antagonising some of the British and the local police chief, especially as she has a tendency to blurt out embarrassing questions James is cold and appears annoyed with her a lot, not helped when she runs into Charles, a baronet who apparently was introduced in a book a couple before this one, where Agatha solved a murder among walkers using his land.On the rebound from one of many fallings out with James, she is put up by Charles in the spare bed in his hotel room, but they have both been drinking and when he climbs into bed with her, she doesn t repulse him She subsequently feels guilty and lies to James about what happened, but the police eventually tell him she slept with Charles, at which point James leaves for the Turkish mainland in pursuit of the old friend who had rented him the awful accommodation and who he now suspects of drug running This is despite the fact that attempts are being made on her life, and should convince her that he cares absolutely nothing for her.After that she tours various places with Charles, trying half heartedly to solve the murder, mainly because the police have refused permission for them to leave which James defied until the culprit is apprehended.There is a lot of mooning about James and a lot of the character being tearful etc about him and obsessing and hoping he will come back, despite his cold and rejecting behaviour At one point, Charles says he felt like this about a girl once, and it was called a teenage crush This seems exactly what it is but in a 50 something woman is grotesque The story is really mostly about this obsession with the odd bit of detecting if you can call it that shoehorned in, plus driving around and having dinner in restaurants The most interesting thing was the description of a couple of historical sites visited, and a little bit of the atmosphere of North Cyprus.The book does show something of the character and emotions and reads less like a synopsis than one I read late in the series number 22 so it scrapes a 2 star rating

  4. Gerry says:

    Agatha is on holiday in Cyprus, also chasing the love of her life, James Lacey.Needless to say she encounters murder most foul and has to get involved in the investigation It is true that Agatha, by blundering around in murder investigations, managed to prompt the murderer to show his, or her, hand, said Lacey when explaining her capabilities to the group of people that she had met there And plus ca change plus la meme chose as once again Agatha not only gets involved in the investigation b Agatha is on holiday in Cyprus, also chasing the love of her life, James Lacey.Needless to say she encounters murder most foul and has to get involved in the investigation It is true that Agatha, by blundering around in murder investigations, managed to prompt the murderer to show his, or her, hand, said Lacey when explaining her capabilities to the group of people that she had met there And plus ca change plus la meme chose as once again Agatha not only gets involved in the investigation but does indeed flush out the murderer, much to the annoyance of the local police.Although not the usual Cotswold setting the story is just as good, as are the characters A fun, wonderfully eccentric series

  5. Kevin says:

    2 StarsThis was by far my least favorite book in the series that I ve read so far I ve praised the series for the humor, and there was not a laugh in the book I ve also praised the quirky cast of characters and this book had no likable characters at all Agatha made one bad decision after another and just seemed to feel sorry for herself over and over again She lost her fire James acted like an unfeeling idiot Charles view spoiler was the least objectionable character in the book While s 2 StarsThis was by far my least favorite book in the series that I ve read so far I ve praised the series for the humor, and there was not a laugh in the book I ve also praised the quirky cast of characters and this book had no likable characters at all Agatha made one bad decision after another and just seemed to feel sorry for herself over and over again She lost her fire James acted like an unfeeling idiot Charles view spoiler was the least objectionable character in the book While selfish he at least seems to like Agatha and was a little protective of her hide spoiler But the main thing the book was missing was the Cotswolds, the oppressive heat of Cyprus and the feeling of being trapped on the island while the investigation dragged out

  6. Cindy says:

    I like the series and will continue Main character can be unlikeable but her frailties are among us Well narrated, clean and recommended.

  7. Darlene says:

    The sixth book in the Agatha Raisin series is unlike the rest, in that the majority of the book takes place outside the Cotswolds.This story picks up right where its predecessor, Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage, left off Agatha found a note from James Lacey, proclaiming his love for her but advising that he needs some time and has left for North Cypress Agatha heads off to Cypress to win James back Not only do Agatha and James become embroiled in a murder investigation but are, in fa The sixth book in the Agatha Raisin series is unlike the rest, in that the majority of the book takes place outside the Cotswolds.This story picks up right where its predecessor, Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage, left off Agatha found a note from James Lacey, proclaiming his love for her but advising that he needs some time and has left for North Cypress Agatha heads off to Cypress to win James back Not only do Agatha and James become embroiled in a murder investigation but are, in fact, prime suspects because they were in the company of the victim at the time that she was murdered Going into this book, it all felt a bit off to me Agatha was not acting her usual self, chasing after James She seemed a bit desperate in her behaviour, and since when does Agatha Raisin need a man Evensurprising was when Agatha hit the sheets with Sir Charles Fraith, who we met in Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley and was vacationing in Cypress as well I have to say, though, thank heavens for Charles He gave Agatha back her verve James wasn t around much, and I was initially disappointed but soon realized that I loved Charles influence on Agatha Charles loves to goad James, as you can see here in this scene, Agatha is speaking to James on the telephoneCharles walked into the living room and called in his clear, carrying voice, What about some lunch, darling, and then let s go to bed Agatha flapped him angrily away, but the damage was done Who was that asked James Charles, said Agatha weakly I am glad you are being well looked after, said James crisply You won t need me And he hung up In many ways, Agatha and James are perfect for each other but they have a love hate relationship Good on Aggie for not pining away for James while other men are making passes at her.Overall, even though this one was a little bit different, taking place in Cypress and having Charles as Agatha s sidekick instead of James, I still really enjoyed it Beaton did include lots of history on the area, which added to the general feel of something a little bit different than the usual Agatha Raisin fare Beaton seems to have shaken things up a bit, which makes me wonder what is in store for this series I missed the villagers of Carsely, especially Bill Wong I hope that he will be aroundin the next one, and I hope Charles will as well Narrator Penelope Keith was spot on as usual She is always a pleasure to listen to, and the series wouldn t be the same without her I received this audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own

  8. Nicola says:

    It s difficult to see how many murders one can envision in a small village and so this novel moves Agatha and James overseas.To be honest, this fell rather flat with me The story keeps devolving into excerpts from tourist guides and to be honest it s just frustrating to see Agatha continue to desperately pusue someone that is so incredibly emotionally unavailable, unkind, and has never stated that he s in love with her.

  9. Lynne says:

    I love Agatha Raisin books Totally addictive and fun to read they always have the knack of making me laugh, and sometimes this is exactly what s needed An Agatha Raisin book a cup of coffee and some chocolateor maybe a glass of wine

  10. jill says:

    I found this lying around my parents house and recognized the author s name I don t think I ve read anything else by M.C Beaton, but she s one of those writers whose series take up a shelf or two in any bookstore s mystery section This particular book was just very flat None of the characters were very interesting or defined, including the protagonist There were several times that traits which could easily have been illustrated in the context of a scene were instead just stated by the narr I found this lying around my parents house and recognized the author s name I don t think I ve read anything else by M.C Beaton, but she s one of those writers whose series take up a shelf or two in any bookstore s mystery section This particular book was just very flat None of the characters were very interesting or defined, including the protagonist There were several times that traits which could easily have been illustrated in the context of a scene were instead just stated by the narrator The example that jumps to mind is the yacht scene when the reader is first introduced to the group that will become the suspects and victim one woman is described as acting dumb while letting slip that she is actually quite well read First, it seems a little lazy to let well read stand in for clever, as there are certainly other ways she could seem sharp that would further the plot a bitby which I mean, if she s a gold digger, why not give her a head for numbers or a sharp business sense Second, this is a trait that could easily be illustrated by adding a bit of conversation in which the gold digger mentions a book or two, but instead the narrator just states that this is something she does Admittedly, the character does weirdly name drop Lysistrata later in the book, but it would have beeneffective to have the illustration occur at the initial observation of this habit.This superficial narration carries over into the motives of the various suspects The main suspects are six people in symmetrical groups of three a middle aged couple and their elderly male friend who is besotted with the wife, and another middle aged couple and their besotted elderly male friend Both husbands turn out to be in debt, there s a sluttly wife and a jealous wife, and then both elderly friends are, maybe, vaguely jealous The money motives aren t even uncovered by our amateur detective protagonist, but merely procured via phone call to her convenient police friend back in England The protagonist does pick up a boring kind of suitor in the course of the narrative, who seemed totally bored with her and yet inexplicably turned up all the damn time, and I hoped he might turn out to have a nefarious motivation, but that didn t come to anything either.The protagonist might not have cared very much about the murder since she was lovesick for her former fiance whom she had followed to Cyprus She spent a lot of time obsessing over that relationship and seemed not to care very much about the murder, which might explain the superficialness of it all But that wasn t resolved in the course of the book either, so I doubt another book in the series would really be free of that problem If I try another of M.C Beaton s mysteries, it will be from another series, and it will be because I stumble across it when I can t find anything better to read