Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Paperback))

by M. C. Beaton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0804111626 Global Overview for this book
Registered by scotsbookie of Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on 8/2/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005
#2 Agatha Raisin series.

Synopsis
Second in the highly popular Agatha Raisin murder mystery series The highly irrepressibly Agatha feels sure the attractive new village vet has taken a shine to her, yet before romance can blossom, Dr Bladen accidentally kills himself in an unfortunate incident involving a horse and a needle. Ah well, his death serves as an excuse for her to become chummier with her neighbour James Lacey as once more they are thrown together in an amateur murder investigation...


Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 2 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 31, 2006
Offering this as a bookray, PM me to join.

Rillaith
PurpleRosebud
Cateringa
calalilly
Weebly (UK, anywhere)
WelshHelen (UK, anywhere)
AnglersRest (UK, UK)
smallbluepebble (UK, anywhere)
LindyB28
loopy1 (UK, anywhere)
CaterinaAnna (UK, anywhere)
angi612UK (UK, UK)
candy-is-dandy (UK, anywhere)
beckydore
Nu-Knees(UK, UK)
Tree-hugger(UK, UK)<---- it's here
celticstar (UK, UK)
Oddballdave (UK, UK)




& off into the wild blue yonder

Journal Entry 3 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 03, 2006
Posted to Rillaith today, the journey has begun. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by Rillaith from Wokingham, Berkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 06, 2006
Arrived yesterday, thank you! WistfulDragon has book 1 for me, so will wait to read that first :)

Journal Entry 5 by Rillaith from Wokingham, Berkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Enjoyed this as mucha s the first, although I was surprised that it seemed even shorter - but less convoluted and slightly smoother reading for it.

Taking it to the Winchester Meet on Thursday to give to Purplerosebud in person.

Journal Entry 6 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 05, 2006
Thanks for this book rillaith. It was good to meet up last night. We will now be sharing it between, myself, cateringa and calalilly.

Journal Entry 7 by Cateringa from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 21, 2006
I didn't find this second book made me pick it up at any spare moment as "The Quiche of Death" did but it was still enjoyable. I found the ending quite an anticlimax - it rather petered out. Others may say it was just right! Still looking forward to reading no 3 in the series.

Now with Purplerosebud.

Journal Entry 8 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 22, 2006
Perfect reading for a wet, miserable week-end. A very quick, light, easy read and very entertaining. I find the James/Agatha friendship amusing and as a cat lover I enjoyed the cat references. A good number 2 in this series.

Thanks for sharing, now off to calalilly.

Journal Entry 9 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 25, 2006
Received from Purplerosebud, must admit I've already started it and it doesn't look as if it will take me long to read it, so I am going to email Weebly for her address

Journal Entry 10 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 26, 2006
Just finished this book, it was so quick and easy to read.Very amusing in places with the things that happen with Agatha and James. I'm looking forward to reading further books in the series. Sending this off to Weebly over the weekend. Thank you Scotsbookie for sending out this ring.

Journal Entry 11 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 01, 2006
The book arrived today - many thanks.

Journal Entry 12 by weebly from Hartwell, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 03, 2006
I was in the middle of another book but could not resist [icking up the short and easy to read tome. I enjoyed it - although Agatha is her own worst enemy and annoys be sometimes with her attitude. A good story which lkept me ammused. Thanks for sharing.

Released for the 2006 Keep Them Moving Challenge. This is book #18.

Journal Entry 13 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, June 15, 2006
Arrived today - thanks Weebly and yes, I'm sure we'll meet now! Thanks to scotsbookie, too, for sharing. I have to finish another ring book but this is next on the list.

Journal Entry 14 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, June 26, 2006
I didn't find this one as enjoyable as the first - Agatha's flights of fancy regarding James really started to irritate me - she was acting more like a 14 year old than a 50 year old! Maybe I'm just not enough of a romantic at heart to find it endearing :-) The whole investigation seemed to be very rushed at the end and not particularly satisfying. Oh! And the author's insistence on calling the ladies of the village "Miss" or "Mrs" also started to grate - that just doesn't happen any more and struck me as very old fashioned. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood to read this book!

I have AnglersRest address and will post the book on to her on Wednesday. Thanks for sharing, scotsbookie.

Journal Entry 15 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, June 29, 2006
Posted to AnglersRest today.

Journal Entry 16 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Arrived while at the UnCon.My 5th ring.....yikes! Should be able to zip through this one though.

Journal Entry 17 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, July 13, 2006
An enjoyable, quick, light read. Started last night and finished this morning. Amusing in places, with Agatha's attempts to snare James. Thanks for sharing. I have smallbluepebble's address,so will be in the post this morning.

Journal Entry 18 by smallbluepebble from Ilford, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 16, 2006
I wasn't very impressed by The Quiche of Death, despite the brilliant title. It felt like a book about English customs, written by an American (which is odd, since the author is Scottish.) Still, I'm willing to give Agatha Raisin another try. Who knows, maybe her character will grow on me.

Journal Entry 19 by smallbluepebble from Ilford, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, July 28, 2006
A mildly entertaining read, not too challenging, but it made the train journey into London pass a little quicker on a couple of sweltering mornings. Agatha is a great character, immensely irritating and self-centred, but the author does tend to overdo the scenes where she attempts to seduce her hapless neighbour.
I shall message LindyB28 for her address. Thanks for sharing this book, Scotsbookie.

Journal Entry 20 by LindyB28 from Acocks Green, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Thanks: arrived in the post today :-)

Journal Entry 21 by LindyB28 from Acocks Green, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, September 08, 2006
Another enjoyable piece of escapism from MC Beaton. I read this in the Lake District over the bank holiday weekend and was diverted by the machinations of Agatha's tiny Cotswold village. Will post to loopy1 when I have her address.

Journal Entry 22 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
This book arrived safely at my house this morning, and will be started as soon as I've finished my current book. Thanks!

Journal Entry 23 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, October 12, 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, although I find it harder to read books these days as I'm usually too distracted by the writing, and considering what techniques they're using.
But this was a nice, straightforward whodunnit, and I loved the scene with Agatha in the pub toilets!

Journal Entry 24 by Caterinaanna from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, November 26, 2006
Arrived on Friday and was small enough to slip into my not-hugely-capacious-handbag. Anyway, it had to: my box and laptop case were bulging with school-related stuff going home for the weekend. Except of course I wasn't going home that night which, coupled with lack of internet access at my room in the hotel, is why it didn't get journalled at once.

As I was part way through another ring book and have another (or is it another two?) upstairs, it shouldn't really have been read yet, but I'd time to fill in Birmingham the next day and went to get my fringe trimmed so I could see again.
'Ooh, it'll be at least half an hour' said the girl in Supercuts.
'No matter, I've a book' quoth I, brandishing it.
'Ah! You've come prepared then! Have this seat in the corner here' & I was escorted to a much more comfortable chair than the four squashed into the narrow truncated triangle between the door and the counter. So there I curled up (some of you know how I loathe sitting properly!) and got to and beyond the pub toilets scene before another person came towards me, brandishing scissors...

I was almost disappointed to find that Heaven-Ali & nordie hadd beaten me to Hudsons so I couldn't continue with it until I got home. But continue I did and this easy-reading, funny, queue-jumping book is now ready to continue its travels.

Released 13 yrs ago (12/2/2006 UTC) at book ring in Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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Finally on it's way, care of the Royal Snail.

Journal Entry 26 by angi612uk from Whitchurch, Somerset United Kingdom on Friday, December 08, 2006
It dropped throught my letterbox this morning, thank you Scotsbookie and CatarinaAnna! I look forward to reading it after my current book which is nearly finished.

Journal Entry 27 by angi612uk from Whitchurch, Somerset United Kingdom on Sunday, December 10, 2006
Another excellently quick read, not too taxing on the old grey matter. It was read in 2 sittings and is now ready to pass on to Candy-is-dandy.

Journal Entry 28 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, December 22, 2006
Received safely a couple of days ago. Thanks all for passing it on.

Journal Entry 29 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Such an enjoyable easy read. I read the Quiche of Death and Vicious Vet over the weekend. Couldn't put them down. They have have helped rekindle my interest in books after a few heavy, much more worthy, books that I have found myself struggling through. Thanks Mrs Beaton. I'm obviously happier with the light frothy stuff than the serious turgid literature (well at the moment anyway).

Journal Entry 30 by wingcandy-is-dandywing from Great Bardfield, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, June 08, 2007
Beckdore has pulled out of this ring so this is on its way to Nu-Knees today.

Journal Entry 31 by tree-hugger from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 09, 2007
Arrived in the nu-knees / tree-hugger household today. Thanks for passing this on. We both enjoyed the first one, so I expect we'll enjoy this one too.

Journal Entry 32 by tree-hugger from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 17, 2007
I'm afraid I didn't like this as much as I was hoping to. In the first book I found Agatha likeable because even though she's dreadfully arrogant and headstrong she was also vulnerable and lonely and I liked her because of that balance. In this one she's settled in to Carsley and now that's she's not so lonely I find her arrogant attitude less forgiveable. If you see what I mean. I quite like James, and I think he can probably do better, so I'm not really buying into the major romantic storyline there. As for the minor storyline about the murderer... I wasn't particularly impressed by that either I'm afraid. It seemed like we were presented with a list of possible culprits and asked to show an interest in which one of them was the murderer. But I didn't care at all. Sorry to be so harsh! I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series.

I'll pass this on to Nu-Knees and see what she thinks.

Journal Entry 33 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 22, 2007
Got back from holiday to find that this had arrived in my absence and my daughter's already read it. Looks ideal for a jet-lagged weekend!! In fact, I've already read and got interested in the first two chapters.
Thanks to candy-is-dandy and all before her who've kept it moving thus far ...

Journal Entry 34 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 24, 2007
I see Agatha as Margot in The Good Life transported to the country. As such, I find her amusing rather than annoying.

Escaping into the Cotswolds was a charming way of ignoring the post-holiday piles of ironing. Thank you!

Have PM'd celicstar for her address and will post this on receipt.

Journal Entry 35 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 01, 2007
Since signing up for this ring, celticstar has been given a copy of the Vicious Vet so has asked to be skipped. I'm contacting Oddballdave instead.

Journal Entry 36 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Oddballdave's going to read celticstar's copy. They were the end of the line so this one's now Available. Any ideas?

Released 12 yrs ago (7/11/2007 UTC) at McQueens on the High Street in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 38 by PollyParrot from Harrogate, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 27, 2007
Caught the book at McQueen's in the High Street - my first capture! I've not yet read it.

Journal Entry 39 by PollyParrot from Harrogate, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 18, 2008
Interesting book, if rather short, but I'm not planning on reading any further adventures of Agatha Raisin. It's taking a trip to the USA now.

Journal Entry 40 by PollyParrot at Albertson's on Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa, California USA on Sunday, October 26, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (10/26/2008 UTC) at Albertson's on Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa, California USA

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