Sunday, 22 March 2009
The Sunday Salon.
This past week has seen me finish to very different novels.
The first was an historical novel by Jean Plaidy,
'The Widow of Windsor'. This book followed the last years of the reign of Queen Victoria.
My second novel is the one shown above, 'Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death', by M.C.Beaton. The story is centred around a quiet, country village. Quiet that is, until a water company find the village spring and intend to expand their business in that direction. Agatha Raisin , a P.R. for the water firm needs to assess the opinions of the local councillors and villagers. She is told in no uncertain terms that her inteference is not welcome.However when one murder takes place certain villagers seek Agatha's help. Then a second murder is discovered...
This was a very light read, quite humorous in places.I would sum it up as 'Agatha Christie' meets 'Miss Read'. It is the first 'Agatha R.' book I have read , but I don't think it will be the last.
'Happy Mothering Sunday' and I hope you all have a good week.