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The Potted Gardener [Mass Market Paperback]

M. C. Beaton
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June 30 2009 Agatha Raisin Mysteries (Book 3)
When Agatha Raisin comes home to cozy Carsely and finds that a new woman has piqued the interest of her handsome bachelor neighbor, James Lacey, she’s less than thrilled. The beautiful newcomer to the Cotswolds, Mary Fortune, is superior in every way—especially when it comes to gardening—and Agatha is suddenly seeing nothing but green. If only a nice juicy murder would come along to remind James of Agatha’s genius for investigation. When a series of mysterious assaults on the town’s finest gardens is followed by a shocking murder, Agatha gets her wish. Seizing the moment, she immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up details about the victim—who, as it turns out, may just have some hidden dirt of her own…

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“Agatha Raisin is an absolute gem!”—Publishers Weekly

"From the author’s sure-fire plot comes this fail-safe moral: It takes an outsider to open people’s eyes to the beauty—and the evil—within.”—The New York Times Book Review

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When Agatha Raisin comes home to cozy Carsely and finds that a new woman has piqued the interest of her handsome bachelor neighbor, James Lacey, she’s less than thrilled. The beautiful newcomer to the Cotswolds, Mary Fortune, is superior in every way—especially when it comes to gardening—and Agatha is suddenly seeing nothing but green. If only a nice juicy murder would come along to remind James of Agatha’s genius for investigation. When a series of mysterious assaults on the town’s finest gardens is followed by a shocking murder, Agatha gets her wish. Seizing the moment, she immediately starts yanking up village secrets by their roots and digging up details about the victim—who, as it turns out, may just have some hidden dirt of her own…

"From the author’s sure-fire plot comes this fail-safe moral: It takes an outsider to open people’s eyes to the beauty—and the evil—within.”The New York Times Book Review


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm just thrilled that Penelope Keith is back! Feb. 7 2013
By Darlene TOP 50 REVIEWER
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In the third installment of the Agatha Raisin series, Agatha has just returned from a lengthy holiday. At the end of the previous book, Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, Agatha had given a rude gesture to her neighbour, James Lacey, after imbibing a little too much. The next morning, Agatha felt rather ashamed of her behaviour and wanted to escape the embarrassment she felt whenever she thought of what she had done. Upon her return, Agatha learns that a ravishing divorcee, Mary Fortune, has moved into the village and has captured the attention of every man in town! She seethes with jealousy when she finds out that James has been taking Mary out for romantic dinners.

Not only is Mary Fortune beautiful and fit (with a completely unlined face that can only be the result of a facelift, in Agatha’s opinion), she has a green thumb and is a great cook. In an effort to not be outdone by the newcomer, Agatha has a greenhouse delivered and decides that she is going to raise seedlings to prove that she is just as adept at gardening. However, Agatha doesn’t heed Mary’s warnings not to plant the seedlings too early because of a frost warning. She wants to show off her gardening skills to James Lacey and everyone else in the village but, alas, Mary was right. After spending a long day planting all of her seedlings in her flower beds, Agatha awakens to snow which kills her tender plants. Refusing to admit that she was wrong, she resorts to her scheming ways.

Mr. Wilson of Pedmans, the man to whom she sold her advertising firm, wants to woo Agatha to work for him for a six-month stint. He uses the influence of Roy, Agatha’s former assistant, to try to win her over. Roy gives Agatha an offer that she cannot refuse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DIGGING UP DIRT... Oct. 8 2010
By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This series of British cozy mysteries is a sure fire winner. The central character, Agatha Raisin, is brought to life under the author's deft pen. The aggressive, irrepressible, and menopausal Agatha, with a penchant for cigarettes and cocktails, as well as a strong desire for romance, is the modern day version of Dame Christie's Jane Marple. Set in the bucolic Cotswold village of Carsely, one would think that nothing ever happens there.

In this third book in the series, Agatha is still pining away for her neighbor, retired colonel, James Lacey, for whom she has romantic longings to which he is proving quite resistant. Instead, he seems to be interested in Carsely's newest incomer, divorcee Mary Fortune, who is not only beautiful but also has a green thumb. As luck would have it, James Lacey has a penchant for gardening. Of course, this leaves Agatha green with envy, determined to fight fire with fire and beat Mary at her own game.

When the gardens of Carsely come under attack by person or persons unknown, however, and a shocking murder follows, Agatha and James once again join forces to discover just who or what is causing all the brouhaha in Carsely. Their investigation into these goings on, as well as Agatha's efforts to get James to respond to her romantic longings, will keep the reader turning the pages.

As with all cozy mysteries, the mystery is secondary to the recurring characters and their relationships with each other. It is merely the framework around which the characters and village life evolve, giving the reader a good sense of place, as well as an interest in the characters, while leaving the reader wanting more. This is a fun and highly enjoyable series to read, humorous and entertaining, with a host of interesting characters. The dialogue is believable, and the plot moves forward at a brisk pace. It is a highly addictive series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read! March 16 2013
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MC Beaton is a great writer and her creation Agatha Raisin is lovely and quirky. Couldn't put it down and am already into the next one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Agatha Is A Bit Green With Envy July 19 2009
By Nancy - Published on Amazon.com
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Somehow I had gotten these books out of order and had to go back and read this one. For some reason I had confused it with a Nancy Atherton book; well, at least that is who I think it was.

After taking a break from Carsely and James Lacey, Agatha returns from her cruise with a few extra pounds and finds that she now has competition for James' affection and it's none other then a tall, beautiful, well put together woman by the name of Mary Fortune.

When Agatha finds that Mary has taken the gardening club by storm she sets out to beat her at her own game. Since Agatha is not against cheating to win at all costs, remember the cake incident in the first book, she sets out to win both James and the gardening award.

When mysterious incidents start happening around Carsely and a curious murder occurs, it's up to Agatha, with the help of the wayward James, to solve the crimes and to find out how much Carsely really loves and appreciates Agatha.
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3.0 out of 5 stars cheesy May 13 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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It's so so. Very light weight. I probably won't read anymore Agatha Raisin mysteries. I've liked the Hamish McBeth series. But this series, not so much. I wouldn't recommend to anyone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive like chocolate April 14 2014
By DEBRA A DAVIS - Published on Amazon.com
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I always hope Agatha Raisin will get over men, never happens. It is easy to become involved in the characters lives and in the locations they are set in.
4.0 out of 5 stars Agatha gardening skills get her into trouble Jan. 25 2014
By Michelle Boytim - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The third Agatha Raisin book has Agatha returning from her holiday trip after escaping from her frustration over her unsuccessful pursuit of her neighbor, James. She is dismayed to find out on her return that he is now involved with a new woman in the neighborhood, Mary. Mary is a wonderful cook and gardener, two things that Agatha is not. She is also a very attractive woman. So Agatha decides to join the gardening club and make her garden the most visited in the upcoming Open Garden tour. Of course, things don't go as planned, leading Agatha to plan a big cherat, not unlike her quiche disaster in the first book. Odd things begin to occur around the village, with seemingly random acts of vandalism. James begins to realize that he likes Agatha more and more, while liking Mary less, particularly when he begins to see a sharp and catty side to her. When Agatha and James make a gruesome discovery of murder (the potted gardener in the title) the two can't resist trying to figure out who did it and what relation the vandalism has to the murder. This was another fun installment in the series, and we will see what trouble Agatha gets into in the next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars AGATHA DOES IT AGAIN Nov. 22 2013
By Barbara Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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Agatha Raisin, once again, is in the middle of a situation made especially for her. Her methods for crime solving can be just a tad west of center. Agatha can fall into a solution without even trying. Her jealous nature of all females is comical and can get her into trouble and embarrassing situations.....specific to Agatha. Always funny and entertaining. The most bizarre methods of murder and Agatha falling into her solutions.
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