Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review: 'Hiss and Hers' by M. C. Beaton

"The soul of the wicked desires evil;
His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes." -- Proverbs 21:10 (NKJV)

M.C. Beaton draws on her favorite Agatha Raisin plot element: Agatha finds an enthralling man and pursues him. As usual, the chase doesn't lead to happiness. In fact, the object of her desires soon expires from a most unusual cause that's no accident. Naturally, Agatha wants to find out who did him in. The mystery is an above-average one for this series and you may not be able to identify the murderer until quite near the end. Along the way, there's plenty of humor built around Agatha's male- and youth-obsessed orientation. Her male friends, as usual, serve as humorous foils in many different ways. I thought that the humor in the story is well above-average for this series.


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