Deadly Dance

Deadly Dance

by M C Beaton

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ISBN-13: 9781250124517
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 182,813
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.58(d)

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The Deadly Dance (Agatha Raisin Series #15) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very distracting to read with so many errors This should have been a good read but fell short of the mark I also agree with another reviewer that noticed Charles had been tricked into marriage by a women who claimed she was pregnant with twins In this book he is divorced with twins Who actually wrote this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The latest offering in the increasingly listless Agatha Raisin mysteries, this book completely lacks the sparkle and fun of the author's earlier offerings in the series. Ms. Beaton also is so lacking in respect for her readers that she doesn't even bother to do research. Characters who are in Alcoholics Anonymous cheerfully break fellow AA members' anonymity to outsiders, which is completely unthinkable in the organization, in order to 'help' solve the mystery. I doubt I'll be picking up any more of the Agatha Raisin books, since recent ones (including this) have been a major yawn.
madamejeanie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do like Agatha and her adventures, but I've noticed something in the last several Agatha books. Beaton seems to jump from one topic to another so quickly, often inside the same paragraph, and there are times when some of these "asides" are so unnecessary that they are a tad distracting. Still, she's a good story teller and I do really like the relationship between Agatha and Sir Charles. I almost wish that Beaton would have these two hook up on a permanent basis. One thing is for sure -- their lives together would be far from dull! Another 4, mostly because of the predictability of these books. There are few surprises here, but sometimes, that's just what I'm looking for. A nice safe choice.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Agatha Raisin is a 50ish Stephanie Plum. Crazy things keep happening to her as she stumbles around trying to solve cases. Agatha hires a secretary for her detective agency who attempts to kill her so that she can have Aggie's friend all to herself. Meanwhile the case she's working on has someone trying to kill her also because of what she knows. There a hilarious calamity Christmas party at Aggie's house at the end of the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not proofread and not like Beatons other books....seriously disappointed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but many of her books have lots of errors and this one is the worst so far.
Li-Pi More than 1 year ago
I really like the way MC Beaton writes, her descriptions of people and places, but unfortunately this e-book was so full of mistakes, typing, grammar and even the story of the characters, like Sir Charles Fraith who in the past book, The Case of the Curios Curate apparently came to see Agatha looking his old self telling her that he was about to divorce and that his wife had lied about her pregnancy so she was not having any babies. In this book they repeated the visit of Sir Charles to Agatha looking his old self and telling that his wife has divorced him because she met a young and rich french guy and she plan to merry him, and his twins, Sir Charles's twins are going to live in France with their mother; he also said that his hair was thinning before because he had cancer and went into chemotherapy but now he is fine. I wonder how come he was chubby and thin hair if he had cancer and was under treatment? Also I would like to know why they change his story? I also wonder if the Editorial have no proof editing, because every one of the e-books have so many mistakes that is a shame, since Ms Beaton writing can be very funny and interesting. I hope this can be corrected or I don't think of reading more of this books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it's natural for Agatha to move on in her life at this point in the series and am glad to see her doing it. However, the number of characters that were thrown into this book made it a little confusing and I found myself looking back through the pages to remind myself who everyone was. Agatha is maturing a little and that is slowing down some of the craziness, but after reading the whole series this summer in a row, I am happy for her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy reading this latest Agatha book and thought it was perky and full of action; however, I keep waiting for the ex-husband James to show up in Agatha's life, so she will mend her broken heart by reconnecting with him or moving on with her life. I miss the old vain Agatha.
Mirade More than 1 year ago
Agatha is at the top of her game! She never disappoints and is so HUMAN! No pious perfect person here! She is so utterly believable that it makes this character so utterly lovable!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin books, but was a tad disappointed in this one. It did have a good plot and was well written; however, I miss the old Agatha. It was only towards the end of the book that the vain, sometimes deceptive and brash Agatha seemed to surface. The book was more about Emma than Agatha. I hope Beaton's next book will be more like the first ones where Agatha got herself into ridiculous situations because of her vanity and bullheadedness. Can't wait for Beaton's next Agatha Raisin book!
harstan More than 1 year ago
After years of solving homicides for the fun of it, Agatha Raisin opens up her own detective agency in Mirceaster, England following being mugged while vacationing in France. She hires her new neighbor Emma Coffrey to serve as her secretary. Business is booming as people hire Agatha to get evidence in divorce cases and finding missing people and pets......................... Wealthy socialite Mrs. Laggat-Brown hires Agatha to uncover who threatened her daughter Cassandra if she marries her fiancé Jason Peterson. On the night of the engagement party, someone with a gun aims it at either the mother or daughter. The ex-husband of her client, who served time for fraud, arrives to offer comfort and flirts with Agatha. Meanwhile Emma has a crush on Agatha¿s friend Sir Charles and decides to poison her boss to get her out of the way. A killer enters Agatha¿s abode while she is away and drinks the poisoned coffee that Emma prepared for Agatha, and dies. Emma is arrested and the dead murderer turns out to have IRA connections. Agatha still has to solve who wanted Mrs. Laggat-Brown her daughter, and Agatha dead. .......................... Its is always fun to read an Agatha Raisin mystery, but the latest installment freshens up a delightful series by converting the heroine from amateur sleuth to professional without changing her caustic wit. Agatha remains crude and rude even to clients, but also retains that vulnerability that endears her to readers. M.C. Beaton employs red herrings, false clues and misdirection, and cleverly designed twists that keep the reader revising who they believe the killer is.................................... Harriet Klausner