Love, Lies and Liquor

Front Cover
St. Martin's Press, Sep 19, 2006 - Fiction - 231 pages
9 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
Agatha Raisin is lonely. Busy as she is with her detective agency and the meetings of the Carsely Ladies' Society, she still misses her ex-husband, James Lacey, so she welcomes his return to the cottage next door with her usual triumph of optimism over experience---especially when he invites her on holiday at a surprise location that was once very dear to him. With visions of a romantic hideaway in Italy or the Pacific dancing in her head, Agatha goes off happily with James to...Snoth-on-Sea, in Sussex.
While James may have fond memories of boyhood holidays there, Snoth-on-Sea has seen better days, as has the once-grand Palace Hotel, now run-down and tacky and freezing cold. Nor do the other guests have much to recommend them, especially the brassy honeymoon couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jankers, who pick a fight with Agatha in the dining room. But trouble has a way of following Agatha even if romance does not: Just as she and James are preparing to flee to warmer climes, Geraldine Jankers is found dead on the beach---strangled with Agatha's scarf. So much for Agatha's holiday fantasies: Not only is it time to put her detective skills to work, but the police are not even sure that she'll be allowed to leave town.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

Agatha and the Bitter Vacation Review of the Blackstone Audio Inc. audiobook edition (February 2013) of the original St. Martin's Press Minotaur hardcover (September 2006) Love, Lies and Liquor finds ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Maydacat - LibraryThing

Agatha begins this tale by doing what every divorcée wants to do: go on vacation with her ex-husband. Oh, wait, maybe that isn’t what every divorcée is hoping for. But then, Agatha Raisin isn’t like ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

M. C. Beaton has been hailed as "the new Queen of Crime" (The Globe and Mail). Born in Scotland, she currently divides her time between Paris and a village in the English Cotswolds, where she writes mysteries featuring Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth, as well as an Edwardian detective series published under the name Marion Chesney. Her novel Death of a Dreamer was a New York Times bestseller, and she was chosen as the British Guest of Honor for Bouchercon 2006.

Bibliographic information