Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What are you reading?

I have discovered a new to cozy mystery series.  I tend to like cozy mysteries because I don't want to know how the person died in morbid detail.  These are more focused on who did it with amateur sleuths.  In this new series that I found, they are set in the Cotswold region of the UK.  One of my other favorite series are set in this location as well.  Those are the Aunt Dimity Series by Nancy Atherton.

Today, I am talking about Agatha Raisin, a cross between Miss Marple, Auntie Mame, and Lucille Ball.  To me, Agatha, is mostly Auntie Mame, with a touch of the other too.  Perfect.  There is at least 15 books in the series, and the nice thing is, they don't need to be read in order.  The author of these books is MC Beaton.  She also penned the Hamish MacBeth series as well.  Those I am not to fond of, but they are well written.

If you are looking for some holiday reading, try the Agatha Raisin Christmas books.  They are wickedly funny in some spots, and sometimes, having a bright display of Christmas lights could get you killed.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried either of those series. There are so many mystery series that I like: the Cat Who... series by Lilian Jackson Braun, Midnight Louie series by Carole Nelson Douglas, Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown, Scrapbooking series and Tea Shop series by Laura Childs, Goldie Schulz series by Diane Mott Davidson, Benni Harper series by Earlene Fowler, Maggie Sefton's Knitting Mysteries just to name a few. Mysteries are popular at my library and we have a fairly large collection.