The Witches' Tree An Agatha Raisin Mystery
by M. C. Beaton
St. Martin's Press
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
The Witches’ Tree is a terrific addition to the Agatha Raisin series. It is clever, funny, and has a wonderful cast of quirky characters- both series favourites and new additions.
The Witches Tree begins with a village Vicar and his wife discovering the body of one of the church volunteers hanging on The Witches’ Tree in the center of the green. But this body is only the first. Hungry for excitement and tired of the lost pets and divorce cases that are the bread and butter of her business, Agatha eagerly tackles the case. It helps that the local squire is willing to pay in hopes of getting the credit.
As in all her mysteries, Agatha gets into plenty of trouble both with her nosy questions and romantic daydreams. Thankfully she has the help of her friends and colleagues. The interplay between Agatha and Sir Charles is part of w...
Pushy, insecure and completely irresistible, Agatha Raisin returns in Pushing Up Daisies. Once more Aggie pursues romance and a killer. As you might guess, she is more successful finding the latter. As always, it is entertaining to accompany Agatha as she lies, bullies and annoys her way to discovering the truth (aided in her misadventures by her friends and colleagues).
If I had to pick one word to describe the series, I would choose - quirky. The residents of the Cotswolds, Agatha included are definitely eccentric. It is always fun to discover what everyone is up to and to see what new characters are introduced.
In Pushing Up Daisies, Agatha has her eye on a recently retired police detective named Gerald. The discovery of the body of odious Lord Bellington gives Agatha an opportunity. Surely if she find the killer he will notice her.