Nov 4, 2011

Book Review: As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton

 Title: As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M.C. Beaton
Publication date: October 11, 2011
Genre: mystery
Source: library

Comments: Another enjoyable cozy with retired PR turned private investigator Agatha Raisin, who runs her own PI office in a picturesque cottage in the Cotswolds. I found the first murder in the book (there are two) rather gruesome for this series, but the likable and quirky personality of Agatha pulls the novel through. We are just as interested in her friendships with longtime pals Roy and Charles, and ex-husband James, as we are in the mystery she is trying to solve. Agatha's monitoring of the love life of her best young PI in her company also makes for interesting reading.

I have gone through all the books in the Agatha Raisin series and am not disappointed in this one.

© Harvee Lau 2011


  1. I have never read Agatha Raisin, but I don't mind a little gore in my cozies, so I think these books would be worth checking out. This was a great review, and I am looking forward to seeing what I think about these!

  2. One thing I love about cozies is that they have the cutest covers! This looks like no exception!

  3. I haven't read any of the books in this series but I have thought about trying some cozy mysteries and this group sounds really enjoyable and M.C. Beaton writes so well.

  4. I love the Agatha Raisin books; she's such a unique character -- funny and infuriating at the same time :)

    Even tho I've read most of this series, I have never tried MC Beaton's other mystery series, featuring Hamish McBeath.


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