Teaser Tuesdays – October 21, 2014


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can participate.

If you’re new to Teaser Tuesdays, the details are at MizB’s Should Be Reading or on my Teaser Tuesdays Page.

This week features a book from one of my favorite long-running mystery series. I first discovered M.C. Beaton in the Hamish Macbeth series which began with Death of a Gossip in 1985. Her first Agatha Raisin book was Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death published in 1992. After reading the first book, I wasn’t sure if I liked Agatha or not. She can take a bit of getting used to. But I enjoyed the book enough to give the next one a try with the result that Agatha and the series were soon great favorites of mine. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead is the 24th Agatha Raisin book.

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
by M. C. Beaton


She could not afford to investigate any case where she could not earn any money.

At the week-end, she was morosely looking at her garden, feeling that she should try to weed some of the flowerbeds, and deciding to sit down and have a gin and tonic and a cigarette instead, when her doorbell rang.

Have you read any of Beaton’s books? What are you reading now? Do you have a TT to share with us?

Please leave a comment with your link on MizB’s Teaser Tuesday post or below. If you don’t have a blog, you can share your Teaser here in the comment section instead.

26 comments on “Teaser Tuesdays – October 21, 2014

  1. Emalie says:

    Never heard of the author, but nice teaser 🙂 thanks for visiting my blog


  2. w0rdtrix says:

    I’ve only read the first two Agatha Raisin books and thought they were okay. Hoping this goes through, as WP seems to be having ISSUES again. Mine: Tomb With a View

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  3. missdarcy87 says:

    Great teaser! I’ve not read any of M.C. Beaton’s books, but I’ve always wanted to. Here’s my TT: http://darcysbookblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/teaser-tuesday-oct-21/

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  4. I love Agatha and have read each book as it came out.

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  5. I do like the sound of her from the teaser – a perfect antidote to worrying about the garden. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/teaser-tuesday-october-21/

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  6. I haven’t read any Agatha Raisin books, but I’m definitely interested in them. Good Teaser.
    My Tuesday post features THE LITTLEST COWBOY.


  7. P.D. Workman says:

    I think I’ve read one or two of hers. I’d have to look them up.

    I have two teasers today from Veronica Roth’s YA dystopian “Divergent” series:



    • You may well have read some of them. They’ve been around a while and her Hamish Macbeth series even longer.
      Thanks for commenting and leaving your link. Your TT is very interesting this week with a talk by an author.


  8. I have not read this author. My mom loves the author.


  9. I’ve enjoyed Agatha Raisin books for years now. She’s kind of the anti Miss Marple. I read this book earlier this year. It was okay, but I was disappointed in the editing. Also, from the title I thought it was going to involve a wedding, which would’ve been fun. I need to try the Hamish MacBeth series,

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