Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet

Agatha Raisin is back and this time she is going to forget about her failed attempt at romance with her next door neighbour, James Lacey and avoid men. Perhaps her retirement was not the best move Agatha has made?

But events are never quite as clear as that for Agatha, as she soon realises living in the Cotswold village of Carsely. A new vet, Paul Bladen has arrived and all the local ladies have taken a fancy to him, and all of sudden surgery is very popular with a number of domestic pets being taken for a check up. Agatha joins in with the rest and when the vet asks her out to dinner Agatha thinks that she was wrong about romance.

But then Paul is killed, but was it an accident? Agatha’s intuition which rarely fails her is not wrong. Her manner and concept of dealing with people is wrong and somehow her neighbour who she has been avoiding and who in turn has been avoiding suddenly pair up to find out the truth about the vet.

We follow Agatha as she trips and blunders her way to the truth and has a rather high opinion of herself and a low one of everyone else. There are chinks in her armour and the sudden devotion to her cats a shock to the reader and even more of a shock to Agatha herself becomes the turning point in the investigation. Perhaps now the relationship with James can get back onto a more even footing. But then Agatha will be Agatha!

A good second book in the series, and certainly I will keep reading. There is something delightfully irritating about Agatha and her escapade in the pub toilets made for hilarious reading! No matter how hard she tries, she just cannot get it right.

I needed some easy reading and I was at a bit of a loss what to get into. Thank goodness for Agatha Raisin, what a bit of light relief and also a quick read started on Friday morning, finished Saturday morning!

And what is even more lovely is the though that there are over 20 of these books to catch up on and this is only book 2!