Quiche of Death review

139176Goodreads: Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when Judge Cummings-Browne not only snubs her entry–but falls over dead! After her quiche’s secret ingredient turns out to be poison, she must reveal the unsavory truth…

Agatha has never baked a thing in her life! In fact, she bought her entry ready-made from an upper crust London quicherie. Grating on the nerves of several Carsely residents, she is soon receiving sinister notes. Has her cheating and meddling landed her in hot water, or are the threats related to the suspicious death? It may mean the difference between egg on her face and a coroner’s tag on her toe

Have to say, the way I feel about this story mirrors how I felt about the first Hamish Macbeth – it was alright but I wasn’t overly impressed.  However, I decided to give him a second chance which set the hook so deep that I didn’t stop until I had read every one.  Unfortunately for you, I am going to give this series another chance as well so be prepared to possibly have a lot of Agatha Raisin reviews over the next few months.

The story is decent enough but Agatha makes so many mistakes that one wonders how she could finally pull it off.  Her neighbors think she is a bit odd and I would have to say she is.  However, she is charming enough that I found myself liking her.

So yes, on to the next story – though I imagine it will have to wait till Sunday as I expect work to be busy tomorrow.  Decent story, I give it a B.  🙂