Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride, Paperback

Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride Paperback

Part of the Agatha Raisin series

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.

To distract 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, naturally Agatha 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 the corpse 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 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 'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming!' Amazon customer review


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781849010825



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So many ideas, so many things happen, but so little description or prose.

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This book is light and easy, though not well written at all. Still, it dashes along at a merry pace and I was far from wanting anything remotely intellectual, so it fitted the bill adequately enough. The plot lines are bizarre and there's a heck of a lot of them even in one slim novel, there's a lot of telling and very little showing, but I do have to say I liked Agatha, the mid-50s no-holds-barred detective who's definitely a Game Bird in the best British crime tradition.