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The Blood of an Englishman
Agatha Raisin Mystery # 25
M C Beaton

Minotaur Books
September 16, 2014/ ISBN 0312616260
Mystery / British / Cozy / Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


It’s hard to believe we are already at number twenty five in the Agatha Raisin series. By now Agatha’s Detective agency is doing quite well. Everyone is busy and Agatha is attending an amateur play with the vicar’s wife. Damp people, mulled wine, and bad acting – it’s more than Agatha can bear, until something happens. Agatha’s nose for death and attractive men leads her to the producer and he tells her the local Baker is dead. Agatha takes up the case and hunts among the locals for a killer. Winter interferes with both the case and Agatha’s search for the perfect man. Even worse her ex-husband shows up with a fiancé. Agatha once again suffers close calls and humorous moments. Readers will be sufficiently entertained. With all the twist and turns I found it difficult to put down. Highly Recommended.

If Agatha was a real person; she’d be a reality star, but a likable one. Agatha has a unique way of engaging life, men and cases. She can be abrasive but for the most part she takes care of herself, pays her way through life and her antics can be quite humorous. I laughed out loud at the scene with the heels and ice. I find the series addictive. I have enjoyed both reading and listening to the various mysteries in the series.

By the way, MC Beaton leaves us with an interesting cliff hanger. I can’t wait for the next in series.

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Agatha Raisin Companion   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell    [review 1 ] [review 2]
Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance   [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon   [review]
Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor   [review]
Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye   [review]
Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison   [review]
There Goes the Bride     [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body   [review]
Agatha Raisin: As The Pig Turns
  [book] [audio]
Hiss and Hers #23 [review]
Christmas Crumble (Novella) [review]
Something Borrowed Someone Dead #24 [review]
The Blood of an Englishman #25 [review]
Agatha Raisin and the Witches’ Tree #25 [review]


Reviewed 2014