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Agatha Raisin, a cotswoldsi mesterdetektív

Agatha Raisin, a cotswoldsi mesterdetektív

Agatha Raisin - mai szóhasználattal élve - jól karbantartott ötvenes hölgy. (Nem véletlen egybeesés a keresztnév, mindenkinek egy másik Agatha jut eszébe elsőre, ugye?) Hasonlít kortársaihoz, küzd a korával, néha a súlyával, híú, magas sarkú cipő nélkül még otthon sem jár, és gyengéje a sármos, jóképű férfiember.

Egy dologban azért kicsit más, merthogy dúsgazdag. Nyomorúságos gyerekkorából felnőve elhatározza, soha nem lesz többé szegény. Az elhatározását tett követte, miután sikeres PR-ügynökségét csúcsra járatta,  ötvenes évei elején visszavonult, azzal a szándékkal, hogy eztán csak élvezi az életet. Ezért hátrahagyva Londont, a bűbájos, felkapott (és méregdrága) Cotswolds lett új lakhelye, itt vásárolt magának új házat (mert Agatha, valljuk be, igencsak sznob).

Nem sok időbe tellett, míg az őszes hajú, magas,  igen jóképű agglegény szomszédját kiszúrta magának, és állhatatosan elkezdte üldözni. James Lacey pedig ezt ki nem állhatja, meg Agatha úgyis öreg lenne hozzá...

A csodálatos falusi élet pedig napról napra unalmasabbá válik, Agatha lassan kezdi megbánni döntését. Azért próbálkozik, barátkozik a falusiakkal, és hogy jobb színben tüntesse fel magát, akár nem sportszerű megoldásokat is bevet, ha úgy adódik. És innen új irányt vesz az élete: a gyönyörű környéken is csak hétköznapi emberek laknak, gyarlók, féltékenyek, pénzéhesek. Egyik gyilkosság a másik után (na nem egyszerre persze, hanem évek alatt), Agatha pedig - magát végtelenül okos nyomozónak képzelve - igyekszik végére járni a bűneseteknek, ezzel néha komoly veszélybe sodorva magát is, környezetét is. Új kapcsolatokra tesz szert (amit kőkemény üzletasszony-életében mellőzött), és igaz barátságba kerül Jamesen kívül Bill Wonggal, a fiatal rendőrrel, Sir Charles-szal (egy igazi kékvérű nemes!) , és hajdani alkalmazottjával, a piperkőc Roy-jal is.

A kötetek külön-külön is élvezhetőek, mindegyik egy bűnesetet mesél el, de aki kiváncsi Agatha életének folyására, örömmel olvassa a teljes sorozatot is. Annyira sikeres lett a regény, hogy  filmsorozat is készült belőle. Olvasás közben az ember úgy érzi, azonnal fel kellene kerekedni, és elutazni Cotswoldsba, kirándulni, végigjárni a kisvárosait, amelyekben (kinézetük alapján) mintha megállt volna az idő...

Webáruházunkban - és persze raktárunkban, valamint boltjainkban is - megvehetik a teljes sorozatot, amelynek már megújult borítókkal jött ki az új kiadása.

Akinek kedve támadt gyönyörű dimbes-dombos, harsányzöld tájakat, ékszervároskákat nézegetni, amelyek számtalan angol film színhelyéül szolgáltak (Agathán kívül Harry Potternek, Bridget Jonesnak, a Bennett lányoknak)  ajánljuk ezt az oldalt, itt pedig megnézhetik a filmsorozat ajánlóját is.


 

  • Agatha Raisin (24):Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

    Agatha Raisin (24):Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    Incomer Gloria French is at first welcomed in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury. She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she has a bad habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, sowhen she is discovered dead, poisoned by a bottle of elderberry wine, folk in the village don't mourn her passing too intently.Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. But the village is creepy and secretive and the residents don't seem to want Agatha to find who the murderer is, and Agatha's investigations are hampered by the emotionalupset of finding her ex, James Lacey, has fallen in love with young detective Toni Gilmour.And now the murderer is targeting Agatha!
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  • Agatha Raisin (22):As The Pig Turns

    Agatha Raisin (22):As The Pig Turns

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    Winter Parva, a traditional Cotswolds village next door to Carsely, has decided to throw a celebratory hog roast to mark the beginning of the winter holiday festivities and Agatha Raisin has arrived with friend and rival in the sleuthing business, Toni,to enjoy the merriment. But as the spit pig is carried towards the bed of fiery charcoal Agatha - and the rest of the village - realise that things aren't as they seem... Very quickly it transpires that the spit pig is in fact Gary Beech, a policeman notmuch loved in Winter Parva. And although Agatha has every intention of leaving the affair to the police, she rapidly changes her mind when she finds out Gary's ex-wife has hired Toni to investigate. Cantankerous and competitive as Agatha is, she has tonow join the fray and try and solve the case herself! Praise for M C Beaton's Agatha Raisin series: I know I once vowed to read only Agatha Christie for a year but I cheated. My No. 1 mistress, M.C. Beaton and her Agatha Raisin whodunits. Agatha is likeMiss Marple with a drinking problem, a pack a day habit and major man lust. In fact, I think she may be living my dream life. Entertainment Weekly. Once again M. C. Beaton has concocted an amusing brew of mystery and romance that will keep her fansturning the pages. Publisher's Weekly. Pure entertainment. The Guardian.
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  • Agatha Raisin (21) and The Busy Body

    Agatha Raisin (21) and The Busy Body

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    Agatha Raisin has never been one for enforced holiday cheer, but her friendly little village of Carsely has always prided itself on its traditional Christmas festivities. But this year the bells will not be ringing out Silent Night as Mr John Sunday, anofficer with the Cotswold Health and Safety Board, has chosen Christmas as the time to crack down what he sees as gross misconduct by every man, woman, and child in the vicinity. The village shop is told it can no longer have wooden shelves which havebeen there since the time of Queen Victoria 'in case someone is inflicted with a splinter.' The village school is ordered to leave lights on at night 'to prevent unauthorized intruders from tripping in the dark.' And children are warned to not play withcounterfeit banknotes after passing around toy money in the playground. But finally Mr Sunday goes too far when he rules that there cannot be a Christmas tree atop the church tower this year. Soon after the decree and just before Christmas, Agatha issipping a cup of tea and trying to stay awake as minute by minute of the Carsely Ladies Society meeting at the vicarage drones on when a sudden scream wakes her from her stupor. The ladies rush out of the building and into the garden to find Sunday lyingface down in the petunias, very much dead. Agatha is instantly on the case, but with so many people having threatened the life of the victim, it's almost impossible to know where to start! Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M C Beaton has created anational treasure Agatha Raisin is the strongest link' Anne Robinson 'M C Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly 'Clever red herrings and some wicked unfinished business guarantees that the listener will pant for a sequel' TheTimes audiobook review 'The Miss Marple-like Agatha is a refreshingly sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' Booklist
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  • Agatha Raisin (20):There Goes The Bride

    Agatha Raisin (20):There Goes The Bride

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    Agatha's former husband James is engaged to be married to a beautiful, young woman and Agatha has been kindly invited to the wedding. To take her mind off this, Agatha decides she has fallen for Sylvan, a Frenchman she met at James' engagement party. Todistract her still further she decides upon a holiday and flies to Istanbul, where unfortunately she bumps into James and his fiancee not once but twice - convincing him she is stalking them. So when the bride is murdered on her wedding day, naturallyAgatha is Suspect Number One - but then matters are turned on their head when the dead bride's mother engages Agatha to take on the case of her murdered daughter! And very soon Agatha's own life is in danger while she tries to solve the mystery of thecorpse bride while fighting off (halfheartedly) the advances of a very attractive and determined Frenchman. Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - Publishers Weekly. 'The detective novels of M.C.Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status' - The Times. 'Agatha Raisin is sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non PC. M C Beaton has created a newnational treasure...the stories zing along and are irresistible, unputdownable, a joy. If you buy one book a year, let it be this. Agatha Raisin is The Strongest Link' - Anne Robinson. 'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agathacharming' - Amazon customer review.
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  • Agatha Raisin (11) and The Love From Hell

    Agatha Raisin (11) and The Love From Hell

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    Love, like hell, is a four-letter word for Agatha ...No happily ever after for her! Recently married to neighbour James Lacey, Agatha quickly finds that love is not all it's cracked up to be - soon the newly-weds are living in separate cottages andaccusing each other of infidelity. Then, after a fight down the local pub, James vanishes - a bloodstain the only clue to his fate. Naturally, Agatha is Suspect Number One. Determined to clear her name - and find her husband - Agatha begins herinvestigation and promptly discovers a murdered mistress ...Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a nationaltreasure' - Anne Robinson. 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - Publishers Weekly. 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' - Booklist.
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  • Agatha Raisin (10) and The Fairies of Fryfam

    Agatha Raisin (10) and The Fairies of Fryfam

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    Eye of newt, toe of frog ...and murder most foul! Left with bald patches thanks to the wicked doings of a murderer from a previous investigation, Agatha flees to coastal Wyckhadden to re-grow her lost locks. With hair tonic supplied by a local witch,Agatha's tresses begin to flow - but the witch is found bludgeoned to death. The odd elderly residents of Agatha's elegantly faded hotel seem innocuous, but as she delves deeper she discovers secrets best left and powerful motives for revenge. Balancingthe amorous attentions of police inspector Jimmy Jessop with an ever more treacherous search for the killer, Agatha is at her wits' end - and ready to cast a spell of her own. Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent,unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' - Anne Robinson. 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - Publishers Weekly. 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is arefreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' - Booklist.
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  • Agatha Raisin (09) and The Witch of Wyckhadden

    Agatha Raisin (09) and The Witch of Wyckhadden

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    ISBN: 9781849011426
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  • Agatha Raisin (08) and The Wizard of Evesham

    Agatha Raisin (08) and The Wizard of Evesham

    Beaton, M.C,
    Kiadó: Robinson Publishing
    he local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soonbecomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their future together is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case. Was it one of Mr John's many customers, allof whom divulged to him their darkest secrets? Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - Publishers Weekly. 'The detective novels of M.C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cultstatus' - The Times. 'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming' - Amazon customer review. 'Agatha Raisin is sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non PC. MC Beaton has created a new national treasure...the stories zing along and are irresistible, unputdownable, a joy. If you buy one book a year, let it be this. Agatha Raisin is The Strongest Link' - Anne Robinson.
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